80s Pretenders 1984 USA Tour Concert Sweatshirt Extra Small
Chest 16 in.
Length 20.5 in.
Content: Feels like cotton blend
Tag Brand: No Tag
This awesome vintage concert sweatshirt is for the new wave rock band the Pretenders and the shirt commemorates the group's 1984 US Tour. 1983 was after the band regrouped following the deaths of James Honeyman-Scott and Pete Farndon. The remaining original members, Chrissie Hynde and Martin Chambers chose to continue the band and recorded a song with Billy Bremner and Tony Bulter. Together this lineup recorded the single "Back on the Chain Gang" and it wound up being the Pretenders biggest US hit, staying on the No. 5 spot on the charts for three consecutive weeks.
Hynde then put together a more permanent lineup for the band that included Robbie McIntosh and Malcolm Foster. It was this lineup that recorded the band's third studio album Learning to Crawl, that was released in 1984. The album was a critical and commercial success featuring several singles along with "Back on the Chain Gang". These included "2000 Miles", "Middle of the Road", "Show Me", and "Thin Line Between Love and Hate". The year following this album the band was invited to play at Live Aid, before they began working on their next release Get Close.
Fits like a modern unisex adult extra small