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Watch: The Pretenders and Dan Auerbach Perform “Holy Commotion!” on “Colbert”

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Nov 22, 2016 The Black Keys
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In October The Pretenders released, Alone, a new album that was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and The Arcs. Last night frontwoman Chrissie Hynde and her backing band (which included Auerbach) stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform the album’s first single, “Holy Commotion!”. Watch the spirited performance below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Alone was recorded at Auerbach’s Easy Eye Studio in Nashville and mixed by Tchad Blake. It was at first going to be the follow-up to Hynde’s 2014 solo debut, Stockholm, but as work began Hynde decided it would better suit being a new Pretenders album, their first since 2008’s Break Up the Concrete. The sessions included “charter members” of Auerbach’s other band, The Arcs: keyboardist Leon Michels and drummer Richard Swift. Also involved were Nashville session musicians, including bassist Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Sturgill Simpson), pedal steel player Russ Pahl (Blake Shelton, Don Williams, Luke Bryan), and guitarist Kenny Vaughan (Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Lana Del Rey, Ray LaMontagne), as well as guitar legend Duane Eddy.

The Pretenders North American Tour Dates With Steve Nicks:


23 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
25 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
27 - Detroit, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
29 - Toronto, ONT - Air Canada Centre


1 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
3 - Chicago, IL - United Center
5 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
6 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
9 - Vancouver, BC - Pepsi Live at Rogers Center
11 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
13 - Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center
14 - San Jose, CA - SAP Center
18 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum


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