Chrissie Hynde will be playing a special, intimate warm-up gig at Hoxton Hall in London on Sunday 25th July ahead of her shows at the Royal Opera House. That’s not all… Due to capacity increase, additional tickets have now been added for Chrissie’s stripped-back, socially distanced shows on 29th, 30th and 31st July at the Royal Opera House too!
Chrissie Hynde has announced three new live dates at the Royal Opera House in London on the 29th, 30th and 31st July this year. All shows will be stripped back sets that feature songs from Chrissie’s recent Bob Dylan covers album, Standing In The Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan. Chrissie will also make her Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut with four socially distanced shows at the Queens Hall from 22nd to 25th August. Support across all shows will come from London duo The Rails, previous winners of Best New Artist at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
Tickets for the London and Edinburgh shows are on sale at midday on Friday 25th June here. The shows will be socially distanced and fully compliant with up-to-date government Covid safety guidelines.
Standing in the Doorway: Chrissie Hynde sings Bob Dylan was recorded in lockdown by Chrissie and her Pretenders bandmate James Walbourne, almost entirely by text message. James would record an initial idea on his phone and send it off to Chrissie to add her vocal, before the tracks were mixed by Tchad Blake (U2, Arctic Monkeys, Fiona Apple).
Sky Arts also made a film documenting the making of the album, Tomorrow is a Long Time. The film was produced by White Light Film Productions and directed by Michael Nunn and William Trevitt and features specially filmed exclusive performances of nine songs from the album.