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The Pretenders Reviews

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Average customer review: 5.0 star rating (4.9 Stars)

Number of reviews: 23



5.0 star rating Ken M. from St. Louis


Been waiting 30 years to see them, and it was worth the wait. I expected it to be really good, but they far exceeded my expectations. CH's voice and energy is INCREDIBLE, and the amazing JW's lead guitar was on fire. The crowd (mostly gray hairs no less) stood and rocked the entire show - there was no way to stay seated with the Pretender's sizzling energy and perfect sound. I've been a big fan of live music for 50 years (yes I'm 67) and have seen just about everything. They are among the best live bands I've ever seen, and hope they return to St. Louis soon. Don't miss them.

5.0 star rating Tim from St. Louis, Missouri


My wife and I saw The Pretenders for the first time at the Peabody in STL July 18, 2018. They were FABULOUS!!! Chrissy looks, GREAT! Her voice is as strong as ever and so unique. We loved her stage presence as she rocked it with her style, moves, guitar slung low, crowd interaction etc. The band is VERY tight and RED HOT. The lead guitarist and drummer are amazing! That guitarist is unbelievably fast and furious! The opening act, THE RAILS, were awesome too (same guitar player only on acoustic). We loved the set list but wished they would have played longer. Our only complaint is we spent the money to sit in the 4th row and the entire crowd stood during the whole show which is a compliment to to band, but it sure would have been nice to be able to sit down and see from the 4th row. Way to go CHRISSY! Hope you come back to STL soon?

5.0 star rating R B from Knoxville, Tennessee


Couple of firsts for us - Pretenders & Ryman Theater. Great iconic venue and fabulous show. Chrissie was outstanding - voice & attitude were spot on. Band was tight and guitarist smoking. Great show - one of the best we've seen.

5.0 star rating Lamar Brown from Nashville, Tennessee


Saw the Pretenders at the Ryman Monday night and it was of the top shows I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot. Chrissy was spot on and the band as tight as it gets. Thank you girlfriend for bringing the energy to this great venue

5.0 star rating Hotsy Malone from Nashville, Tennessee


From the moment the band and Chrissy hit the stage, the crowd stood up and pretty much stayed standing the entire show. Vocally spot on with an incredible band, the Ryman got properly rocked!!!!!

5.0 star rating Loretta Butala from Broadlands, VA


This iconic band played at Fillmore, in Silver Spring, MD last night, it's a very cool, intimate venue, and we are still feeling the effects of the energy of Chrissie and the Band! She sounds like she did in the 80s,maybe better. She rocked the house, played lots of her new stuff and lots of her legendary songs, so happy to be turned on to her new masterpieces, very exciting to hear new songs that will become favorites. We have seen hundreds of shows over the decades and this show is in the top 5, her voice is sweet strong and her playing is awesome. Her badass Attitude and Authenticity was palpable and she rocked the house. The whole evening was sensational! The only crappy thing that happened was the few idiots, who came to the show for the purpose of taking video and pics and upsetting The Pretender's and Fans. (and for trying to exploit Musicians).

5.0 star rating Kelley Napier from Louisville, Kentucky


If you want to be thoroughly entertained with one of the best female rock vocals of all time by all means run to The Pretenders concert. Chrissie Hynde is stellar ! Her voice is as clean and clear as the first time i ever heard her sing her hits from The Singles album. Chrissie Hynde delivers the goods from Back on the Chain gang to Brass in Pocket. Her voice is unwaivered. Oh the irony of that name...The Pretenders.


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