The Pretenders Reviews
from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NEVER SAW THEM BETTER
My 4th X seeing the Pretenders (first 2X @The Tower in the 1980s, 3rd time @ElectricFactory about 7 or 8 years ago). I do not recall them putting on a better performance than on 3/31. I thought CH was extra into it and the band was magnificent. Nothing like Martin Chambers on drums. Also loved they did two encores. She was in great voice, sold out crowd really digging everything. Getting to The Tower and finding parking readily is indeed a challenge but the payoff of the show (including a fine opening act) made it more than worth it. Did not eat in neighborhood. Our seats (4th row Loge) and view were excellent. The acoustics for the music were very good but I could not hear CH's spoken words (or those of the lead Singer of the Opening act) at all. Overall this show made me want to get back to The Tower soon and to see these icons perform for the 5th X some day.
Eric from DELCO, Pennsylvania
"Gramdma" Chrissie makes it all look so easy! Fantastic show at the perfect venue!
Steve from West Chester, Pennsylvania
PRETENDERS DELIVER AT THE TOWER THEATER!
The Tower is a great venue, once you're inside. Give yourself plenty of time to arrive as traffic and parking can be a mess. After a fine warmup group, everyone rose to their feet when CH and the rest of the band came out and most stayed standing the whole concert. This was the best concert I've seen in the last several years! They were on fire, feeding off the energy of the crowd and giving it back in equal measure! Superb!
K.Walah from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
They rocked the house! Awesome show!
SDN from Boston, Massachusetts
The Pretenders concert in Boston last night was incredible. I knew it would be great, but it exceeded all expectation. Chrissy’s voice is still as rich and strong as ever. The lead guitarist really was fabulous! Orpheum is a great venue to see a show like this. Great acoustics and just the right size.
Pete Harrison from Greenville, South Carolina
CHRISTIE TORE THE PLACE DOWN LAST NIGHT
Martin Chambers is still touring with her, and he absulotely crushed it on his drum set. Do you want to see a lead guitar great? Her guitarist, James Walbourne almost, ALMOST, stole the show. But that’s impossible when Christie sings pitch perfect lead. So many tracks off het first album.....it was like stepping back into my 20s.
Wayne MacDonald from Boston, Massachusetts
THE PRETENDERS ROCK THE ORPHEUM.
Wine isn't the only thing hat gets better with age. There is no substitute for musicianship and heart. Chrissie Hynde has that times 100!. They looked cool confident and genuine up there. I will say more when I come down the cloud I'm still on. Thank you Pretenders, kick ass.
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