Though currently on tour opening for Stevie Nicks, The Pretenders are making a rare headlining appearance at the Fillmore Miami Beach. While the group eventually became a vehicle for guitarist/vocalist Chrissie Hynde’s songwriting, it was a full-fledged band when it was formed in the late ’70s. With their initial records, the group crossed the bridge between punk/new wave and Top 40 pop more than any other band, recording a series of hard, spiky singles that were also melodic and immediately accessible. Hynde soared as an invigorating, sexy singer who bent the traditional male roles of rock & roll to her own liking. Over the years and in many incarnations The Pretenders became a more straightforward rock band, yet Hynde’s semi-autobiographical songwriting and bracing determination meant that the group never became just another rock band. From the seminal hits such as “Brass In Pocket,” Back On The Chain Gang,” “Middle Of The Road” and more to their latest album, Alone, The Pretenders will rock your world!