We haven’t heard from The Pretenders since they released Break Up The Concrete about eight years ago, but we will soon, as Alone arrives Friday October 21. The new album was produced by Chrissie Hynde‘s fellow Akron chum Dan Auerbach of Black Keys fame, who performed knob-twiddling at his Easy Eye studio in Nashville.
The band will be supporting the album on their tour with Stevie Nicks, which includes a stop in Vancouver Friday December 09 (win tickets for that this week at 715 with Ed Bain on The Q Morning Show). Preorders are up for grabs now, and fans who reserve those will get a free download of Holy Commotion!. Many expected Auerbach’s production chops to sharpen the blues feel on this record, but this tune actually leans in a more pop direction.