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Journey and The Pretenders announced a North American Tour in 2020

Journey and The Pretenders announced a North American Tour in 2020

Nov 11, 2019

What a cool combo this promises to be. Two iconic rock bands, Journey and The Pretenders are launching a North American tour that includes 3 Canadian dates.

Journey, the Don't Stop Believin rockers have announced an extensive North American tour for 2020 and they have recruited the English-American rock group The Pretenders to join them for all 60 dates.

The Journey 2020 tour dates kick off on May 15 in Ridgefield, Washington and they will be touring until September 2020. Along the way, the duo will stop by three Canadian cities: Vancouver, Toronto and Quebec City.

Journey and The Pretenders are both Hall of Fame inductees. Journey was inducted in 2017, and The Pretenders back in 2005.

Currently, Journey's lineup includes frontman Arnel Pineda, Jonathan Cain on keyboards, Steve Smith on drums, and original founder members Neal Schon on guitar and Ross Valory on bass.

Since the group's beginnings in 1973, the band has earned 19 top 40 singles and 25 Gold and Platinum albums and received the prestigious Billboard "Legends of Live" touring award. They have sold nearly 100 million albums world-wide. The band continues to tour and record into the 21st century, to meet the demand of their fans the world over.

Journey live will be singing many of their much loved classics "Faithfully" and "Don't Stop Believin.'" Journey say this show will feature their "hits from start to finish".

The Pretenders are still fronted by rock legend Chrissie Hynde, with drummer and co-founder Martin Chambers.

Their savvy mix of punk, new wave and pop music transcends musical genres. They bands have sold over 25 million albums.

The Pretenders released the Alone album in 2016 produced by the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and have continued to tour worldwide to meet their fans great demand. This tour is very timely as this year, Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde released a solo cover album by the name of Valve Bone Woe that focuses on her love of jazz but also some songs by the Kinks and Nick Drake. Chrissie’s 2015 memoir Reckless: My Life As a Pretender, was applauded by the New York Times as "honest and distinctive… a love letter to rock and roll." In March, she hinted at a new Pretenders album to be completed this year.

The Pretenders will play classics such as "I'll Stand By You," "Brass in Pocket" and "Don't Get Me Wrong."

Journey and The Pretenders have picked the best place to end the tour on Sept. 12th in Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel in New York, a small town that hosted the original Woodstock festival in August 1969.

This Pretender's and Journey concert will be fraught with emotion.