Rock icon Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders is arriving at her concert at New York’s Beacon Theater in a Horseless eCarriage on Wednesday.
Hynde, who is touring to support her new album Stockholm, says the new carriage is a safer, humane alternative that will also create jobs. She will make an announcement about the carriages at the Beacon Theatre, at 2124 Broadway, at 2.30pm, before her concert, which starts at 8pm.
“The eCarriage will mean New Yorkers will no longer have to step in manure or worry about a spooked horse smashing into a cab,” Hynde said.
Designed and built by Jason Wenig of The Creative Workshop, the eCarriage was envisioned, designed, and hand built to continue the grand tradition of historic touring in New York City, without the stigma of having horses living and working in dangerous midtown traffic.
NYCLASS, the group at the forefront of retiring the fleet of horses, commissioned the vehicle. The authentically styled and constructed brass-era fully electric tour vehicle can now be seen transporting people back in time on the streets of New York.
Stockholm is the first album Hynde has released under her own name.