The Pretenders: Back on the Chain Gang and Back on Tour at Taft Theatre



Playing worldwide tours and festivals since their inception, The Pretenders have set the standard for rock’n’roll since their formation in 1978. In the middle of their tour, lead singer Chrissie Hynde is coming back to her home state of Ohio playing with another famous 80’s group, The Rails.

Back in 1970 at Highland Junior High in Bellevue, Washington, Kelly Nobles (drummer), Terry James Young (bassist/vocals), and Andy Baldwin (guitar) formed The Rails with Rick Knotts joining 3 years later. The Rails established themselves as a famous Seattle band winning “Best Local Act” 3 years in a row in their early career, but after being discovered through MTV’s Basement Tapes in 1983, this gave them the chance to tour with national bands such as Van Halen, Ted Nugent, and the Beach Boys. They’ll bring you back to the 80’s with iconic classic rock music, hailing back to the better days of rock stars with big hair and eyeliner.