The Pretty Reckless are thrilled to return to the road this spring with more than three dozen shows across the US, Europe, and the UK.
The extensive outing, which marks their first run of dates since 2016–2017’s Who You Selling For tour, kicks off with a pair of sold out headline shows at Brooklyn Made on March 22 and 23. On April 1, the New York City band embarks on a 24-date run across North America with Shinedown, before heading across the Atlantic for shows throughout the summer, including festival appearances at Britain’s Download Festival, Germany’s Rock im Park and Rock am Ring, and the Netherlands’ Pinkpop as well as direct support to Foo Fighters in Berlin. The Pretty Reckless’ long-awaited tour follows the release of their No. 1-debuting and fourth studio album, Death By Rock And Roll.
Ahead of the tour, one of the band’s most popular titles, Going To Hell,will return to vinyl.
The album, which includes three No. 1 singles, including the platinum-selling “Heaven Knows,” “Messed Up World,” and “Follow Me Down,” lands in stores on February 11, 2022, and is available for pre-order today.
Originally released in 2014, Going To Hell marks the second studio album from The Pretty Reckless, which consists of Taylor Momsen (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Ben Phillips (lead guitar, backing vocals), Mark Damon (bass), and Jamie Perkins (drums). Following the release of 2010’s Light Me Up, plus nearly two years of non-stop touring, the band entered Hoboken, New Jersey’s Water Music with producer Kato Khandwala (Paramore, Blondie, My Chemical Romance). But Hurricane Sandy had other ideas. In October 2012, the storm raged through the Eastern Seaboard, destroying the studio and forcing the group to re-record much of their new material. The album’s title track chronicled the devastating period.
Despite the initial setbacks, the band released their sophomore album in March 2014 to massive commercial success. Going To Hell debuted at No.5 on the Billboard 200, marking The Pretty Reckless’ first Top 10 album on the chart. Abroad, the LP fared equally as well, debuting at No.8 in the UK and No. 5 in Canada. Going To Hell was also embraced by the press, with Rolling Stone raving that the album “rages with the upbeat, beat-wise humor that hard rock has suppressed ever since grunge.” Revolver praised, “Momsen leaves most chick rockers in her rearview mirror thanks to her greatest assets — her daring arrangements and well-crafted tunes” while Kerrang!declared, “If Taylor is indeed going to Hell, at least she’s released a truly great album on the way down.”
The album also spawned several best-selling singles, including the anthemic “Heaven Knows,” the rollicking “Follow Me Down,” and the guitar-driven earworm “Messed Up World.” All three songs topped Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Songs chart, while just two years later, the band set the record for the most No. 1 singles on the chart by a female-fronted band, thanks to “Take Me Down” (off 2016’s Who You Selling For). The Pretty Reckless continued to defend their title with the release of their latest LP, which delivered three more No.1 hits: title track “Death By Rock And Roll,” “And So It Went” (Feat. Tom Morello), and “Only Love Can Save Me Now” (Feat. Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron of Soundgarden).
Released in February, Death By Rock And Roll found the band reeling after two tragic deaths. The first was Soundgarden frontman, Chris Cornell, who tragically passed away while on tour with The Pretty Reckless. The second was the band’s longtime collaborator, Kato Khandwala, whose signature phrase inspired the album’s title. The album, which paid homage to both men, allowed the group to process their grief while taking a more vulnerable and reflective tone in their writing. Marking The Pretty Reckless’ Fearless Records debut, Death By Rock And Roll was welcomed warmly by audiences and critics alike — debuting at No.1 on several charts including Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart and earning glowing reviews from a variety of outlets, including PEOPLE!, V Magazine, and SPIN, who hailed the album as “a stunner; a dozen stellar songs that are at once reverential, referential and intensely personal.”
The Pretty Reckless’ North American tour dates are below.
THE PRETTY RECKLESS ON TOUR:
3/22 — Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn Made
3/23 — Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn Made
4/1 — Spokane, WA — Spokane Arena
4/2 — Boise, ID — Extra Mile Arena
4/4 — Billings, MT — MetraPark
4/6 — Fargo, ND — Fargodome
4/8 — Green Bay, WI — Resch Center
4/9 — Peoria, IL — Civic Center
4/11 — Sioux Falls, SD — Denny Sanford Center
4/12 — Des Moines, IA — Wells Fargo Center
4/14 — Toledo, OH — Huntington Center
4/15 — Hershey, PA — GIANT Center
4/16 — Uncasville, CT — Mohegan Sun Arena
4/18 — Portland, ME — Cross Insurance Center
4/20 — Baltimore, MD — UMBC Fieldhouse
4/22 — Charleston, WV — Charleston Civic Coliseum
4/23 — Lexington, KY — Rupp Arena
4/24 — Grand Rapids, MI — Van Andel Arena
4/26 — Evansville, IN — Ford Center
4/28 — Wichita, KS — INTRUST Bank Arena
4/29 — Little Rock, AR — Simmons Bank Arena
4/30 — Birmingham, AL — Legacy Arena
5/ 3 — Greensboro, NC — Greensboro Coliseum
5/ 4 — Nashville, TN — Bridgestone Arena
5/ 6 — Greenville, SC — Bon Secours Wellness Arena
5/ 7 —Knoxville, TN — Thompson-Boling Arena