Album pushed to July 2020
The Pretenders have revealed their brand new song, “Hate For Sale,” following a radio premiere on Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 Music show on Tuesday (March 24th). The song is the title track from the band’s new album, out July 17th BMG.
“We all love punk, so I think it would be fair to say that “Hate for Sale,” is our tribute to the punk band I considered the most musical the genre — The Damned,” states Chrissie Hynde.
Last week, The Pretenders released the first single from the album, “The Buzz.”
“I think we all know that love affairs can take on the characteristics drug addiction,” shares Hynde. “’The Buzz’ is about that. Not mine, course – I’m never obsessive never obsessive never obsessive.”
Produced by the revered Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur) Hate For Sale is The Pretenders’ 11th studio album and the first to be written collaboratively by Chrissie Hynde and electrifyingly dynamic guitarist James Walbourne.
The Pretenders most recent album, 2016’s Alone was a critical success and a welcome return for the line-up, coming eight years after 2008’s Break Up The Concrete.
Due to retail and shipment restrictions relating to Covid-19, there has been no option but to delay the release the new album. Hate For Sale will now be released July 17th.
The Pretenders intend to celebrate Hate For Sale with a truly epic North American tour alongside Journey, with dates beginning May 15th at Ridgefield, WA’s Sunlight Supply Amphitheater and then continuing into mid-September. In addition, the band – which recently toured alongside Stevie Nicks and supported Fleetwood Mac at their historic 2019 two night-stand at London’s Wembley Stadium – will also make a very special festival appearance, serving as direct support to Pearl Jam at the upcoming Ohana Festival 2020, curated by Eddie Vedder and Kelly Slater and set for September 27th at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA.