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Pavillon de Baltard, France –  24th February 1980

 Stop Your Sobbing | Tattooed Love Boys | Up the Neck | Mystery Achievement

First broadcast on French TV Antenne 2 this is the  Chrous broadcast.

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums | James Honeyman-Scott – Guitar | Pete Farndon – Bass

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Capitol Theatre, Passiac NJ –  27th September 1980

Precious | The Adulteress | Talk of the Town | Space Invader | Cuban Slide | Louie, Louie | I Go to Sleep | Private Life | Kid | Stop Your Sobbing | The Wait | Brass in Pocket | Porcelain | Tattooed Love Boys | Up the Neck | Mystery Achievement

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums | James Honeyman-Scott – Guitar | Pete Farndon – Bass

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Koln, Germany –  17th July 1981

The Wait | The Adultress | Message Of Love | Louie Louie | Talk Of The Town | English Roses | Birds Of Paradise | Kid | Stop Your Sobbing | Private Life | Jealous Dogs | Day After Day | Up The Neck | Tattooed Love Boys | Bad Boys Get Spanked | Precious | Brass In Pocket | Mystery Achievement

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums | James Honeyman-Scott – Guitar | Pete Farndon – Bass

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Pavillon Baltard, Nogent-sur-Marne – December 18th 1981


Talk Of The Town | Stop Your Sobbing | Kid | I Go To Sleep | Day After Day | Bad Boys Get Spanked | Up The Neck | Precious | Brass In Pocket | Mystery Achievement | Wild Thing / Whatcha Gonna Do About It

Listen to the full set Pretenders Live Shows 1981

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums | James Honeyman-Scott – Guitar | Pete Farndon – Bass

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Chrissie Hynde December 18th 1981

US Festival – 30th May 1983

My City Was Gone | Message of Love | The Adultress | Talk of the Town | Stop Your Sobbing | Private Life | Time the Avenger | Mystery Achievement | The Wait | Middle of the Road | Up the Neck | Precious | Back on the Chain Gang | Brass in Pocket | Money

You can also listen to this show here

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums | Robbie McIntosh – Guitar | Malcolm Foster – Bass | Chris Thomas – Keyboard

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Fox Theatre, Detroit – 8th April 1984


The Wait | The Adultress Time the Avenger | My City Was Gone ​| Talk of the Town | Thin Line Between Love and Hate | Thumbelina | Back on the Chain Gang | Mystery Achievement | Middle Of The Road | Up The Neck | Precious | Brass in Pocket | Tattooed Love Boys

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums | Robbie McIntosh – Guitar | Malcolm Foster – Bass | Rupert Black – Keyboard

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Westfalenhalle, Dortmund – 24th June 1984

The Wait | Show Me | Thin Line Between Love And Hate | Back On The Chain Gang | Bad Boys Get Spanked | Middle Of The Road | Brass In Pocket | Room Full Of Mirrors

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums | Robbie McIntosh – Guitar | Malcolm Foster – Bass | Rupert Black – Keyboard

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Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, LA  – 17th November 1987

Room Full Of Mirrors | Message Of Love | Louie Louie | The Adultress | Talk Of The Town

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Blair Cunningham – Drums | Johnny Marr – Guitar | Malcolm Foster – Bass | Rupert Black – Keyboard

*slightly out of sync.

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Hammerjacks, Baltimore – 28th May 1994

Don’t Get Me Wrong (cuts in) | My City Was Gone | 977 | Bold As Love | The Phone Call | Bad Boys Get Spanked | Night In My Veins | Love Colours | Kid | Middle Of The Road | Mystery Achievement (cuts in the middle) | I’ll Stand By You | Back On The Chain Gang | Stop Your Sobbing | Precious | Brass In Pocket

Audience filmed, shaky camera, but feels like you are there upfront and personal. The sound is amazing.

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums | Adam Seymour – Guitar | Andy Hobson – Bass | Zeb Jameson – Keyboard

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Chrissie Hynde is afraid some people might have the wrong idea about her. She’s worried that they might have heard stories about her being a hard-nosed, domineering control freak — or, worse, taken them as fact.

They’re not. The leader of the Pretenders may be a lot of things — feisty, plain-spoken, irreverent, even politically incorrect — but a control freak? Not hardly.

“I don’t want to control my life, I want my life to control me,” she says, over the phone from the New York offices of her record company. “I’ve always believed that if I allow my life to control me, then I can experience a great deal more than if I think that I’m on top of it and I set my own agenda from year to year.”

That agenda doesn’t always have to do with the usual rock ‘n’ roll priorities, either. At the moment, Hynde is in full road-mode, happily promoting her band’s new album and eager to start playing gigs again. But “Last of the Independents” is only the Pretenders’ second new album since 1987, while this current outing marks the band’s first tour in eight years.

“I’ve had other things to do for that eight years,” she says, a mite defensively. “It hasn’t even been an option.”

She doesn’t elaborate — at least not right away. But as the conversation ambles on, she eventually admits that her chief priority for much of that time was to stay home and be a good mother to her two daughters.

“The last time I was on tour, I had two infants in baskets,” she says. “There was the coach with the band, and then there was the coach with me and the kids. I can’t sleep in a coach, over night, but the kids could. So that would mean that by 8 o’clock in the morning, I’d already be totally irritable, jarred, jangled from driving and having done a show and not sleeping. And then Mary Poppins would come on. You know? Not my idea of a rock tour.”

So Hynde just “chilled out altogether, and attended to my first consideration, which was looking after my children. But now I’m freed up. I can kind of do it a little bit. So I’m delighted.

“I mean, I adore my children above all else. Of course I do. But I’ve got to rock.”

She pauses a second, and then adds, ominously, “But [the children] have nothing to do with it. You won’t see them or hear from them. Nobody gets to meet them. Nobody has to know their name and who they are. And if anyone tries to — ” Hynde stops, trying to think up an appropriate threat.

“Well, I suggest just don’t.”

Advice taken.

Hynde admits that it’s a ticklish situation for her to be in. “It’s a package,” she says. “They come with me, in many ways. But they’re, you know . . . .”

Of course, nobody ever said being a rock ‘n’ roll grown-up would be easy. There are times, Hynde says, when she worries that others might find her enthusiasm for the music a tad unseemly for someone her age. But she’s certainly not going to let that stop her.

“I’m in my 40s, and I love it more than ever,” she enthuses. “So I will enjoy it. I’ll still go out and buy pop papers. No one can stop me, it’s not illegal. If I want to say I love Urge Overkill and everyone turns around and says, ‘Well, you’re retarded,’ fine. So be it. Allow me to be a rock ‘n’ roll retard for the rest of my life.

“Bear in mind that, after all, I am just a girl from Akron, Ohio. Like, I’m nobody. And I can now stay in hotels in New York and stuff?” She laughs, clearly delighted. “I mean, my friends in Akron can’t go and stay in a hotel in New York and just hang out and do the things that I do. They have to like, get to work in the morning and stuff. I caught the gold ring, man.”

That’s one reason she doesn’t mind many of the impositions that come with rock stardom. “When I’m asked to sign autographs and people say, ‘isn’t that a pain?’ I say, ‘No.’ When I write my name down on that piece of paper, I’m signing a contract in my own mind that says, ‘You do not have to go to work tomorrow. Sign here.’

“I love this stuff,” she continues. “And I’ve learned the art of pulling back and getting out of it as soon as it starts seeming a little bit monotonous, as soon as it starts feeling like a career. I don’t want to make it sound that I’m so superficial that I can say that it’s all just good fun, don’t take it seriously, because I’ve never met a musician who doesn’t take it very seriously.

“But it is entertainment, after all. And I’ve decided that if I’m going to be in entertainment, then I want to be entertained, too.”

Article dated 27th May 1994

Glastonbury – 24th June 1994


I’ll Stand By You | Back On The Chain Gang | Night In My Veins | Precious

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums | Adam Seymour – Guitar | Andy Hobson – Bass | Zeb Jameson – Keyboard Listen to the full set Live 1994

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Hard Rock Live, NY – 6th July 1998

Message Of Love | Kid | Night In My Veins | Middle Of The Road | Don’t Get Me Wrong | My City Was Gone | Back On The Chain Gang | Rabo De Nube | Mystery Achievement
 

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums | Adam Seymour – Guitar | Andy Hobson – Bass | Zeb Jameson – Keyboard

 

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Chrissie Hynde @ Hard Rock live 6th July 1998

Here, There  & Everywhere – A Concert For Linda – 10th April 1999

Middle Of The Road | Meat Is Murder | I Wish You Love

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums | Adam Seymour – Guitar | Andy Hobson – Bass | Zeb Jameson – Keyboard | Johnny Marr – Vocals/Guitar

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Chrissie Hynde @ A Concert For Linda 10th April 1999

VH1 Storytellers – June 25th 1999

Kid | Mystery Achievement | The Phone Call | Back On The Chain Gang | Don’t Get Me Wrong | Adultress | My City Was Gone | Popstar | Biker

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums | Adam Seymour – Guitar | Andy Hobson – Bass | Zeb Jameson – Keyboard

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Montreux Jazz Festival – 19th July 2003


Bad Boys Get Spanked | Fools Must Die | Back On The Chain Gang | Don’t Get Me Wrong | Night In My Veins | Precious | Middle Of The Road | I’ll Stand By You | Roomful Of Mirrors | Mystery Achievement | Brass In Pocket

You can listen to the full show, there is another 9 song before Bad Boys Get Spanked

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums | Adam Seymour – Guitar | Andy Hobson – Bass | Zeb Jameson – Keyboard

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Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction – 14th March 2005

Message Of Love | My City Was Gone | Precious

The original band of Chrissie, Martin, Pete and James were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This video includes an introduction, the induction by Neil Young, plus the acceptance speech by Chrissie and Martin.

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums | Adam Seymour – Guitar | Andy Hobson – Bass |  Neil Young – Guitar (on MCWG)

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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 | Martin Chambers – Drums | Adam Seymour – Guitar | Nick Wilkinson – Bass

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Decades Rock (Pretenders with Friends) – 11th August 2006

The Wait | The Losing | Back On The Chain Gang | Talk Of The Town – with Shirley Manson | I’m Only Happy When It Rains – with Shirley Manson | Day After Day | The Bucket – with Kings Of Leon | Up The Neck – with Kings Of Leon | Drive – with Incubus | Message Of Love – with Incubus | Fools Must Die – with Iggy Pop | Candy – with Iggy Pop | Mystery Achievement| Precious | Brass In Pocket | Middle Of The Road – Finale
 

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

Plus special guests

Kings Of Leon
Shirley Manson
Iggy Pop
Incubus

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Nissan Live Sets – 11th August 2008

 

Boots of Chinese Plastic | Talk of the Town | Love’s a Mystery | Don’t Lose Faith in Me | Break Up the Concrete | Don’t Cut Your Hair | Kid | Rosalee | Day After Day | Thumbelina | The Wait

You can also listen to this show here.

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums | James Walbourne – Guitar | Nick Wilkinson – Bass | Eric Heywood – Pedal Steel

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Farm Aid, Mansfield MA – 20th September 2008


Boots of Chinese Plastic | Don’t Cut Your Hair | Talk of the Town | Rosalee | Back on the Chain Gang | Love’s a Mystery | Thumbelina

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums | James Walbourne – Guitar | Nick Wilkinson – Bass | Eric Heywood – Pedal Steel

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Amoeba Records, Hollywood – 29th September 2008

 

The Nothing Maker | Love’s A Mystery | Don’t Lose Faith In Me | Talk Of The Town | One Thing Never Changed | Almost Perfect | Kid | Boots Of Chinese Plastic | Don’t Cut Your Hair

You can also listen to this show here.

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | James Walbourne – Guitar

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CMT Crossroads – 5th Feruary 2011

Middle Of The Road | This Kiss | Brass In Pocket | Breathe| Back On The Chain Gang | Cry | I’ll Stand By You| Piece Of My Heart

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | Martin Chambers – Drums | James Walbourne – Guitar | Nick Wilkinson – Bass | Faith Hill & Band

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BBC Radio 2, Live in Hyde Park – 14th September 2014

Message Of Love | Back On The Chain Gang | Down The Wrong Way | You Or No One | I’ll Stand By You |  Dark Sunglasses | Don’t Get Me Wrong | Middle Of The Road

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | James Walboure – Guitar | Sean Read – Keyboard | Dan Logan – Bass Guitar | Kris Sonne – Drums

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iTunes Festival, Roundhouse – 16th September 2014

Tourniquet (Cynthia Anne) | Sweet Nuthin’ | Kid | Message of Love | You Or No One | Down the Wrong Way | Talk of the Town | I Go to Sleep | Back on the Chain Gang | Dark Sunglasses | Adding the Blue | Don’t Get Me Wrong | Brass in Pocket | Precious | Middle of the Road

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | James Walboure – Guitar | Sean Read – Keyboard | Dan Logan – Bass Guitar | Kris Sonne – Drums

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Absolute Radio – 25th September 2014

Dark Sunglasses | Talk Of The Town | Down The Wrong Way | Adding The Blue
Buy the album Stockholm

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | James Walboure – Guitar | Sean Read – Keyboard

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KCRW – 1st October 2014

Tourniquet (Cynthia Anne) | Sweet Nuthin’ | You or No One | Talk of the Town | Down the Wrong Way | I Go to Sleep | Dark Sunglasses | Adding the Blue

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | James Walboure – Guitar | Sean Read – Keyboard

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BBC Radio 6, Maida Vale – 3rd October 2016

Alone | Gotta Wait | Down The Wrong Way | Let’s Get Lost | Private Life | I Hate Myself | Holy Commotion | Brass In Pocket
Buy the album Alone

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | James Walboure – Guitar | Nick Wilkinson – Bass | Martin Chambers – Drums | Eric Heywood – Slide Guitar

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Austin City Limits – Austin – 13th March 2017


Alone | Gotta Wait | Message of Love | Private Life | Down the Wrong Way  | Hymn to Her | Talk of the Town | Back on the Chain Gang | I’ll Stand by You | Don’t Get Me Wrong | Stop Your Sobbing | My City Was Gone | Mystery Achievement | Middle of the Road | Let’s Get Lost | I Hate Myself | Up the Neck | Brass in Pocket

Watch the interview with Chrissie & Martin

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | James Walboure – Guitar | Nick Wilkinson – Bass | Martin Chambers – Drums | Eric Heywood – Slide Guitar

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Glastonbury, UK – 23rd June 2017

Gotta Wait | Message of Love | Don’t Get Me Wrong | Hymn to Her | Kid | Brass in Pocket | Night in My Veins | Stop Your Sobbing | Boots of Chinese Plastic | I’ll Stand by You | Back on the Chain Gang | Mystery Achievement | The Wait | Middle of the Road

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | James Walboure – Guitar | Nick Wilkinson – Bass | Martin Chambers – Drums | Carwyn Ellis – Keyboard

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Heineken Jazzaldia – San Sebastián – 21st July 2017

Don’t Get Me Wrong | Kid | Talk Of The Town | Down The Wrong Way | Hymn To Her | Stop Your Sobbing  | Let’s Get Lost | Boots Of Chinese Plastic | Back On The Chain Gang | Night In My Veins | Brass In Pocket | I´ll Stand By You | Thumbelina | Mystery Achievement | Middle Of The Road | The Wait | Precious

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | James Walboure – Guitar | Nick Wilkinson – Bass | Martin Chambers – Drums | Carwyn Ellis – Keyboard

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Pinkpop, Netherlands – 10th June 2019

Hate For Sale | Gotta Wait | Message Of Love | Kid | Down The Wrong Way | Stop Your Sobbing | Back On The Chain Gang | I’ll Stand By You | Night In My Veins | Thumbelina | Don’t Get Me Wrong | Cuban Slide | Mystery Achievement | Middle Of The Road

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | James Walboure – Guitar | Nick Wilkinson – Bass | Martin Chambers – Drums | Carwyn Ellis – Keyboard/Guitar

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BBC Radio 2 Live At Home – 20th September 2020

Maybe Love Is In NYC | Back On The Chain Gang | The Buzz | Stop Your Sobbing | You Can’t Hurt A Fool | Brass In Pocket | I’ll Stand By You
Buy the album Hate for Sale

Chrissie Hynde – Vocals/Guitar | James Walbourne – Guitar | Carwyn Ellis – Keyboard

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