Concert Review: The Pretty Reckless At The Big Fresno Fair

Last night (October 10), I attended The Pretty Reckless’ show at The Big Fresno Fair in Fresno, CA and the band put on a phenomenal set for a small crowd. The group opened with a thunderous performance of the title track to “Death By Rock And Roll” and sustained that energy throughout the entire concert. Taylor Momsen’s powerhouse vocals and charismatic stage presence commanded the crowd as the band shredded through songs from the aforementioned album and various fan-favorites. Everything was flawless and helped prove why The Pretty Reckless are some of the best musicians in the modern rock world. Some highlights from the set included “My Bones,” “Witches Burn,” “Make Me Wanna Die,” “Going To Hell,” and “Fucked Up World.”

The Pretty Reckless Share Acoustic Version Of “Harley Darling”

The Pretty Reckless have released an acoustic version of their song “Harley Darling.” This take on the track will appear on the band’s new compilation album “Other Worlds,” which is set to be released on November 4. As previously reported, that effort will feature covers and acoustic/alternative versions of some of the band’s songs. Singer Taylor Momsen said the following about “Harley Darling”:

“‘Harley Darling’ is a love letter to Kato Khandwala. It’s as simple as that. So many of us have stories of losing loved ones, especially now, and I hope this song can be used in other’s healing as it was in my own.”

Watch The Pretty Reckless Perform “Only Love Can Save Me Now” With Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil In Seattle, WA

During their August 31 show in Seattle, WA, The Pretty Reckless were joined onstage by Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil for a performance of “Only Love Can Save Me Now.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

The Pretty Reckless To Release New Compilation Album “Other Worlds” In November

The Pretty Reckless will be releasing a new compilation album, titled “Other Worlds,” on November 4. The effort will feature covers and acoustic/alternative versions of some of the band’s songs. The first single, a remixed version of “Got So High,” can be found below:

“Other Worlds” Track Listing:

01. “Got So High” (remix)
02. “Loud Love” (Soundgarden cover)
03. “The Keeper” (Chris Cornell cover) (feat. Alain Johannes)
04. “Quicksand” (David Bowie cover) (feat. Mike Garson)
05. “25” (acoustic)
06. “Only Love Can Save Me Now” (acoustic)
07. “Death By Rock And Roll” (acoustic)
08. “Halfway There” (Soundgarden cover) (feat. Matt Cameron)
09. “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding” (Elvis Costello cover)
10. “Harley Darling” (acoustic)
11. “Got So High” (album version)

Singer Taylor Momsen commented:

“For a long time, we’ve been trying to figure out an alternative way of releasing music, including songs we love that didn’t make our records, covers, and alternate versions. We found a way to do this coherently and consistently with ‘Other Worlds’. We’re a rock band, so there are lots of electric guitars on our records. However, we’ve gotten incredible feedback from fans about our acoustic performances, and we’d never put those out in any real format. So, this is a different take on the traditional format of a record and a stripped back version of us that our fans haven’t really heard before, but it’s still us.”

Guitarist Ben Phillips added:

“You get to hear a different side of Taylor’s vocals. It was a chance for us to see what she would sound like singing songs by people who have inspired us. It also gave us some perspective of where we need to go and what we need to be if we want to be that good.”

The Pretty Reckless Cancel Immediate Live Dates After Taylor Momsen Tests Positive For COVID-19

The Pretty Reckless singer Taylor Momsen has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the band’s immediate live dates have been cancelled. The group commented:

“Despite our best efforts, COVID finally bit. We could not wait to get back on the road with our friends in Halestorm, but wait we will have to. We’re following CDC guidelines and we’ll be missing this weekend’s shows in Detroit, Milwaukee and Kansas City. We hope to feel better soon and will make it out to the very first venue we can, so stay tuned for real time updates here.”

The Pretty Reckless Announce New Headlining Dates

The Pretty Reckless have announced some new headlining shows. Ayron Jones, The Warning, and Lilith Czar will serve as support on select dates.

Here’s the new dates:

with The Warning and Lilith Czar:

07/22 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
08/01 Houston, TX – House Of Blues

with Ayron Jones:

08/31 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
09/05 Portland, OR – Roseland Thater
09/08 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
09/09 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

As previously reported, the band will also be touring with Halestorm, The Warning, and Lilith Czar this summer. The dates for that run can be found HERE.

The Pretty Reckless Cancel Summer European Dates

The Pretty Reckless have cancelled their summer European dates. The band commented:

“Due to unforeseen logistical challenges, we regret to announce that our European Summer tour is cancelled. While we are beyond disappointed that we won’t be seeing you in June, we are very excited to get back to Europe again in the Fall for our headline run. See you all later this year!”

Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, The Warning, & Lilith Czar Announce U.S. Tour

Halestorm have announced a summer U.S. tour. The Pretty Reckless, The Warning, and Lilith Czar will also join them on select dates.

Tour Dates:

07/08 Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
07/10 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
07/12 Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
07/13 Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
07/15 Cadott, WI – RockFest (festival date)
07/17 Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion
07/19 Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
07/20 Bridgeport, CT – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater
07/22 Harrington, DE – DE State Fair (festival date)
07/23 Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
07/25 Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
07/27 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
07/28 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
07/30 Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
08/02 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
08/04 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
08/05 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
08/07 Grand Junction, CO – Los Colonias Amphitheater
08/09 Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre
08/10 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
08/12 Portsmouth, VA – Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion

The Pretty Reckless Announce European/UK Tour

The Pretty Reckless have announced a European/UK tour. The trek will take place this fall.

Tour Dates:

10/23 Belfast, UK – Ulster Hall,
10/24 Dublin, IRE – Olympia Theatre
10/26 Glasgow, UK – Barrowland
10/27 Manchester, UK – Academy
10/29 Newcastle, UK – O2 City Hall
10/30 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
11/01 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
11/02 Southampton, UK – O2 Guildhall
11/03 Norwich, UK – The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA
11/05 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
11/07 Tilburg, NET – Poppodium 013
11/09 Berlin, GER – Huxleys Neue Welt
11/10 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
11/11 Prague, CZE – Small Sports Hall (with The HU)
11/14 Zurich, SWI – Komplex 457
11/15 Milan ITA – Alcatraz
11/17 Cologne, GER – Carlswerk Victoria
11/18 Paris, FRA – Zénith de Paris