Partnering Hynde with the eternally-sexy Debbie Harry was a masterstroke by the iTunes Festival organisers, and by all accounts their show was a riotous, wise-cracking, sponsor-baiting return to the good old days. Chrissie's set at James Lavelle's Barbican-based festival Meltdown, by contrast, treated fans to a great deal more from the new album amidst Pretenders classics, with a sound as unique and identifiable as her fashion sense setting the scene for a voice which has lost nothing with age, still as defiant and tremulous as ever.
Her UK tour will be sure to follow this pattern, mixing old and new to showcase a return to form for an enduring talent, as well as a healthy dash of well-pitched covers (Morrissey's 'Every Day is Like Sunday' made an appearance at Meltdown, as did hits by Jarvis Cocker and Neil Young). Together, it all sounds like a combination not to be missed!
|What||Chrissie Hynde, KOKO|
|Where||Koko, 1a Camden High Street , London, NW1 7JE | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Mornington Crescent (underground)|
On 16 Dec 14, 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
|Price||£33.75 + booking|
|Website||Click here for tickets (via TicketWeb)|