A Night with Chrissie Hynde: Pretenders and Stockholm

The Chicago Theatre

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In a Nutshell

Pretenders frontwoman makes her solo debut with the high-impact power-pop album Stockholm; British folk-rock duo The Rails open

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 12, 2014. Limit 8 per person. Use for admission at The Chicago Theatre on 11/12. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. Merchant reserves the right to substitute closer seat assignment. For ADA accommodations, call box office promptly after purchase - availability is limited. Holder assumes all risk in connection with the event and releases Groupon, Ticketmaster, the venue and their affiliates from any related claims. Not redeemable on mobile app. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $45 for one G-Pass to Chrissie Hynde (up to $72.81 value)
  • When: Wednesday, November 12, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Chicago Theatre
  • Seating: front balcony 1L or 1R (rows A–E), or the mid balcony (rows F–L)
  • Door time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees
  • Click here to view the seating chart

How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app. Discount reflects the merchant’s current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event.

Chrissie Hynde

  • How you know her: as lead singer of legendary rock band The Pretenders
  • She’s also: the only constant member since the group’s 1978 inception
  • Solo debut: 2014’s Stockholm, which hit No. 8 on Billboard’s Independent Albums list
  • Stockholm, in Chrissie’s words: “I wanted to make a power pop album you could dance to.”
  • Guest guitarists on the album: Neil Young, and John McEnroe
  • John McEnroe the tennis legend?: yep
  • What you can expect to hear: Stockholm numbers “Adding the Blue,” which Pitchfork described as a “truly beautiful” and “stunning” testament to “Hynde’s genius;” the grittily percussive “House of Cards;” the uptempo yet wistful “You Or No One” along with hits from The Pretenders
  • Who makes up opening folk-rock act The Rails: married couple James Walbourne and Kami Thompson
  • James’ resume: a guitar prodigy who’s played with Jerry Lee Lewis, the Pogues, and the Pernise Brothers
  • How he knows Chrissie: playing with The Pretenders
  • Kami’s rock pedigree: she’s the daughter of musicians Richard and Linda Thompson

The Chicago Theatre

The beaming vertical letters of "C-H-I-C-A-G-O" ascend six stories high on a sign that seems to be the establishing shot for any movie set in the Windy City. Tourists and natives often stand outside snapping pictures of the marvelous marquee, where the biggest names in music, theater, and comedy are writ large under a miniature replica of Paris's Arc de Triomphe. The Parisian aesthetic continues inside The Chicago Theatre’s grand lobby, which recalls the Royal Chapel at Versailles with its gallery promenades. The staircase ascending to the Grand Balcony resembles that of the Paris Opera House, rounding out a French Baroque architecture that would cause Louis XIV to do a spit-take. Inside the seven-story-high, 3,600 seat auditorium, terra-cotta tiles, crystal chandeliers, and luxurious drapes give audiences visual overtures before every show.

As vital to Chicago as hot dogs and mustard fire hoses, The Chicago Theatre was America's first munificent movie palace upon its 1921 unveiling, where it was declared "The Wonder Theatre of the World." Beyond its silver screenings, the theatre became a beacon for live entertainment, as artists such as John Phillip Sousa, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman filled its first 40 years with oompah and swing. After a multi-million dollar restoration in 1986, the landmark venue remains the heart of art in the city, attracting the world's most popular entertainers to its stage almost every evening of the year.

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