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Pretenders, Cat Power, and Juliette Lewis Tour Together


Blondie and Pat Benatar will have a little competition on the touring circuit this summer. The Pretenders have tapped Cat Power and Juliette Lewis for a month-long summer outing in support of their latest record, 2008’s Break Up the Concrete. The 22-date jaunt kicks off Aug. 7 in Rama, Ontario.

Cat Power, a.k.a. Chan Marshall, is expected to perform songs off her upcoming release, while actress-cum-songstress Juliette Lewis and her new band, the New Romantiques, will draw from their September release, Terra Incognita. The tempestuous lady rockers will open almost every show of the Pretenders’ tour; at a few concerts, however, frontwoman Chrissie Hynde and Co. will go it alone. The tour will hit cities along both coasts before coming to a close September 4 in Rancho Mirage, CA.

Tickets for select dates go on sale tomorrow, June 5, at 10 A.M. EST via Ticketmaster.

The Pretenders / Cat Power / Juliette Lewis tour dates:
8/4-5, Rama, ON (Casino Rama)@
8/7, Wallingford, CT (Chevrolet Theatre)#
8/8, Hampton Beach, NH (Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom)
8/9, Asbury Park, NJ (Stone Pony Summerstage)
8/10, New York, NY (Central Park Summerstage)
8/12, Boston, MA (Bank of America Pavillion)
8 /13, Upper Darby, PA (Tower Theatre)
8/14, Washington, DC (Warner Theatre)
8/15, Harrisburg, PA (The Forum)#
8/16, Columbus, OH (LC Pavillion Outdoor)
8/18, Chicago, IL (Aragon Ballroom)
8/20, Council Bluffs, IA (Harrah’s Council Bluffs- Stir Cove)
8/22, Littleton, CO (Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield)
8/23, Salt Lake City, UT (Red Butte Garden Ampitheatre)
8/25, Troutdale, OR (Edgefield Ampitheatre)
8/26, Vancouver, BC (Malkin Bowl)
8/27, Redmond, WA (Marymoor Ampitheatre)
8/29, Saratoga, CA (The Mountain Winery)$
9/1, Pala, CA (Pala Casino — Starlight Theater)
9/3, Los Angeles, CA (The Greek Theatre)
9/4, Rancho Mirage, CA (Agua Caliente Casino)@
(@ = The Pretenders only)
(# = The Pretenders and Juliette Lewis only)
($ = The Pretenders and Cat Power only)