Live 2006

Stubbs BBQ, SXSW, Austin – 18th March 2006


And Not A Penny More | Pack It Up | Kid | Hold A Candle To This | Never Do That | English Roses | Don’t Get Me Wrong | Day After Day | 977 | How Do I Miss You | Back On The Chain Gang | Porcelain | Cuban Slide | The Wait | Night In My Veins | Tattooed Love Boys | Talk Of The Town | Mystery Achievement

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Adam Seymour – Guitar | Nick Wilkinson – Bass Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums

The Pretenders

Stubb’s, Saturday, March 18

With SXSW 06 in its last throes, the question of what sort of set the Pretenders might deliver hung over the capacity crowd like the threat of rain. Earlier in the week, frontwoman Chrissie Hynde had dropped the bomb that the Pretenders might never record another album. Yet when she took the stage, dressed in a white jacket, black biker T, and blue jeans, the first lady of rock didn’t look ready for retirement. Digging deep into a catalog of nearly lost classics from her heyday with the band’s first, late-great guitarist James Honeyman-Scott, including “Kid” and “Pack it Up,” Hynde teased the crowd that “we’re only doing the songs real die-hard fans will know.” The strategy worked to showcase Hynde’s strengths as a performer, especially her still-potent punk sensibility. With her sheep-dog shag intact, she swiveled her hips through songs familiar and unfamiliar as if the Pretenders had first come out of the gate last week. Sure, the kids were puzzled that she balked at yelled requests for “Middle of the Road,” but by the time Hynde rolled with “Back on the Chain Gang,” the crowd was all contenders – no, um… pretenders. With a graying Martin Chambers still on drums, and longtime collaborator Adam Seymour playing a searing lead guitar, the set could not have been tighter. The rain held off, and after a pair of encores, a final SXSW clinic was complete.

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Koko, London – 7th April 2006


And Not A Penny More | Pack It Up | Talk Of The Town | Hold A Candle To This | Never Do That | How Do I Miss You | Thumbelina | Day After Day | My City Was Gone | Kid | Back On The Chain Gang | Fools Must Die | Cuban Slide | Porcelain | Message Of Love | Don’t Get Me Wrong | Mystery Achievement | Stop Your Sobbing | The Wait | Brass In Pocket

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Adam Seymour – Guitar | Nick Wilkinson – Bass Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums

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Cornbury Festival – 9th July 2006


Night In My Veins | Talk Of The Town | Day After Day | Time The Avenger | The Losing | Kid | Back On The Chain Gang | Don’t Get Me Wrong | Middle Of The Road | The Wait | Mystery Achievement | Brass In Pocket

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Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Adam Seymour – Guitar | Nick Wilkinson – Bass Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums

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Palace Theater, Waterbury, CT – 28th July 2006

And Not A Penny More | Message Of Love | Lie To Me | Night In My Veins | The Adultress | Human | Love Colours | Private Life | Birds Of Paradise | Jealous Dogs | Day After Day | Time The Avenger | The Losing | Back On The Chain Gang | Don’t Get Me Wrong | Brass In Pocket 

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Adam Seymour – Guitar | Nick Wilkinson – Bass Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums

Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas – 10th November 2006
(Opening for The Who)


The Wait | Night In My Veins | Message Of Love | My Baby | Day After Day | My City Was Gone | Hymn To Her | Don’t Get Me Wrong | Back On The Chain Gang | Up The Neck Room Full Of Mirrors

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Adam Seymour – Guitar | Nick Wilkinson – Bass Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums