One of the biggest soft-rock bands has announced a UK tour - with one night in Ipswich. 

The Pretenders has been releasing music and performing for crowds for 45 years, and 2024 will be no exception. 

The band's twelfth studio album Relentless was released at the end of 2023, their "highest-charting record in 23 years and 14th UK Top 40 release," according to production firm DawBell.

Ipswich Star: Chrissie Hynde has been recovering from a knee injuryChrissie Hynde has been recovering from a knee injury (Image: Kilimanjaro Live)

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The Ipswich Regent Theatre has announced that the band, led by Chrissie Hynde, will take to the stage in the Suffolk town on Saturday, October 26, just two days before the tour draws to a close. 

The tour was originally scheduled for February and March 2024, but Hynde has been suffering from a knee injury and had to postpone.

Ipswich Star: The band perfomed on several huge stages in 2023The band perfomed on several huge stages in 2023 (Image: Ki Price)


"We're champing at the bit to get back on the road, but looks like we’re gonna have to hold tight for a while," she posted on the band's social media.

"I have a knee injury which will have to be dealt with first. I was hoping I could limp through the next 6 weeks, but it’s just getting worse."

With most of the UK tour dates already sold out, those interested will be able to purchase tickets via The Pretenders' website on Friday, February 16 from 10am.