Count Basie Center in Red Bank books Pretenders for July 13 gala



Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders.

The Pretenders, featuring Chrissie Hynde, will perform at The Count Basie Center for the Arts, July 13, with tickets going on sale March 22 at 10 a.m., and pre-sales starting March 20 at 10 a.m.; visit

This show will be part of a summer gala that will include a pre-concert dinner reception and a post-dinner dance party featuring The Sensational Soul Cruisers. The gala will be presented by the blockchain technology company Ripple and raise money for student scholarships and programs in support of the Basie Center’s nonprofit mission. For information about sponsorship tickets, visit

Hynde will be joined on the tour by guitarist James Walbourne, bassist Dave Page and drummer Kris Sonne. The Pretenders’ last album, Relentless, came out in September.

Their other upcoming gigs include The Fillmore in Philadelphia, July 14; and Citi Field in New York (opening for Foo Fighters), July 17. Foo Fighters also play Citi Field on July 19 but The Pretenders are opening on July 17 only.

For more on the band, visit

Here is the lead single from Relentless, “Let the Sun Come In”:

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Jerry Birenz March 20, 2024 - 11:16 am

Martin Chambers is drumming with them on this tour?


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