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Chrissie Hynde to Perform Bob Dylan Classics in Special Livestream Concert

The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde is putting on a special livestream concert this holiday season where she will perform a set of classic Bob Dylan tracks as well as her own original songs.

The special, Chrissie Hynde and Co. Sing Bob Dylan (and Other Songs), was filmed and recorded at London's Royal Opera House. For the most part, the show will feature songs Hynde recorded for her recent Dylan tribute album, Standing in the Doorway. In addition to sneaking in some originals, she'll cover tracks by Ray Davies, Charles Trenet, and Hoagy Carmichael.

Hynde will perform a stripped-back set alongside two of her Pretenders bandmates: guitarist James Walbourne and keyboardist Carwyn Ellis. The Black Grape's Danny Williams will aslo make an appearance playing upright bass.

Hynde released Standing in the Doorway back in May. The album was the product of Hynde and Walbourne’s “Dylan Lockdown Series,” which was launched back in April 2020. The pair collaborated remotely, with Walbourne recording initial ideas on his phone and sending them to Hynde to add her vocal.

“It sounds like it’d be so easy, but first of all, you’re trying not to sing them the way you’ve heard them over the years because you get locked into that," Hynde told Rolling Stone about covering Dylan. "You can’t consciously sing them differently, so you just have to find your own thing. So it’s been an interesting and a fun thing to do. I’m very grateful to have the time to do this, because otherwise I’d be on a tour bus right now.”

You can now purchase tickets for Chrissie Hynde and Co. Sing Bob Dylan (and Other Songs) here. Following its premiere at 3pm ET on December 26, the virtual concert will be available to watch on-demand through January 3 at 2:59am ET.

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Article Image: Chrissie Hynde playing guitar in Hong Kong, China in 2012. (ChinaImages via DepositPhotos.)

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