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"The thing that's most oppressive in our era is celebrity. And that's why people want to burn my house down. Celebrity is ugly. What it does is belittle real life. Which is where real heroism is." — Bono


U2 Concerts with Opening Act: The Pretenders

The Pretenders has opened at 18 U2 concerts.

The Pretenders Website

Chrissie Hynde (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Martin Chambers (drums, backing vocals, percussion), Nick Wilkinson, James Walbourne, Eric Heywood

English-American rock band formed in 1978. Their self-titled debut album was released in December 1979 and was a commerical and critical success. Their 1994 ballad "I'll Stand By You" was a Top 20 success in the US and a Top 10 hit in the UK. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2005. 


Location Concerts
England  
    Leeds  
          Elland Road Football Stadium 1
    London  
          Wembley Stadium (I) 1
France  
    Montpellier  
          Espace Richter 1
Germany  
    Cologne  
          Mungersdorfer Stadion 1
Ireland  
    Dublin  
          Croke Park 1
Italy  
    Modena  
          Stadio Alberto Braglia 2
    Rome  
          Stadio Flaminio 1
Netherlands  
    Rotterdam  
          Feyenoord Stadium 2
Spain  
    Madrid  
          Estadio Santiago Bernabeu 1
Sweden  
    Gothenburg  
          Eriksberg Shipyard Docks 1
Switzerland  
    Basel  
          St. Jakob Stadium 1
United States  
  California  
    Los Angeles  
          Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 2
    Oakland  
          Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 2
Wales  
    Cardiff  
          Arms Park 1