The Pretenders frontwoman released ‘Standing In The Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan’ last month

The pretenders Chrissie Hynde has announced a UK tour where she will sing songs from Bob Dylan’s extensive back catalogue, as well as some other favourites.

The tour announcement comes weeks after Hynde released ‘Standing In The Doorway : Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan’, made up of nine covers of Dylan’s songs including ‘Murder Most Foul’ and ‘Every Grain of Sand’.

“A few weeks into lockdown last year, [Pretenders bandmate James Walbourne] sent me the new Dylan track ‘Murder Most Foul’. Listening to that song completely changed everything for me. I was lifted out of this morose mood that I’d been in,” Hynde said in a statement.

“I remember where I was sitting the day that Kennedy was shot – every reference in the song. Whatever Bob does, he still manages somewhere in there to make you laugh because as much as anything, he’s a comedian. He’s always funny and always has something to say. That’s when I called James and said, ‘Let’s do some Dylan covers’ and that’s what started this whole thing.”

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