Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Capturing Packed Crowds, Standing Ovations and Rave Reviews

By on September 1, 2012

Rock Icons Ignite Headlines Explosion with Summer Concert Tour

Rock star Pat Benatar and legendary producer/musician/arranger/co-writer Neil Giraldo are generating phenomenal headlines and rave reviews while on tour this summer.  The powerhouse couple has launched a concert tour with Journey & Loverboy that includes shows across the U.S. as well as stops in Canada.

Here’s a glimpse of what’s being said:

“It was all about Pat Benatar. Yes I know that Journey headlined Saturday night’s packed Gexa Energy Pavilion concert.  And Loverboy was also in the house; they went on first when the sun was still bright and hot.  But for me, Benatar’s 55-minute set smack dab in the middle of the triumvirate was the absolute highlight of the evening.”
                                         – Mario Tarradell, The Dallas Morning News

“Yes, Pat Benatar’s voice still is the eighth wonder of the world. The four-time Grammy Award-winning rock singer always sounded terrific and unmatched back in the days of vinyl, and she sounds super impressive on the stage today. Thirty years after releasing her genre-bending album, “Get Nervous,” — and three decades after marrying her guitarist-band leader, Neil Giraldo — Benatar still brings her A-game and rock and roll’s greatest smile to the spotlight.”
                                         – Scott Smith, Real Rock News

I arrived at the stunning Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center just as Pat Benatar began ripping into “Invincible,” and that was all I needed to hear to lay my irritation to rest….The chemistry between Benatar and her husband/guitarist Neil Giraldo shined on an out-of-this-world interpretation of “We Belong” that separated itself from a set already littered with classic rock staples, so that will remain the moment that sticks with me long after the summer comes to a close.
                                         – David Hens,

Hits by Benatar and Giraldo include “Love Is a Battlefield,” “Hit Me with Your Best Shot,” “Heartbreaker,” “Promises in the Dark,” and “We Belong.”  Career highlights for the timeless music icons include multi-platinum albums, top 40 singles, Grammy and American Music Awards.

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Concert Tour Schedule (check website for updates)
August 31, 2012
Kansas City, KS @ LIVESTRONG Sporting Park (with Journey)

September 1, 2012
St. Paul, MN @ Minnesota State Fair (with Journey)

September 2, 2012
Naperville, IL @ Rotary Hill Park

September 14, 2012
Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern

September 15, 2012
Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

September 19, 2012
Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center (with Journey)

September 21, 2012
Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center (with Journey)

September 22, 2012
Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center

September 23, 2012
Charleston, WV @ Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences

September 25, 2012
Hamilton, ON, Canada @ Copps Coliseum (with Journey)

September 26, 2012
Ottawa, ON, Canada @ Scotiabank Place (with Journey)

September 28, 2012
Bangor, ME @ Waterfront Park (with Journey)

September 29, 2012
Providence, RI @ Dunkin’ Donuts Center (with Journey)

September 30, 2012
Bridgeport, CT @ The Klein Memorial Auditorium

October 2, 2012
Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convocation Center

October 3, 2012
Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum (with Journey)

October 5, 2012
Mobile, AL @ Bayfest Music Festival (with Journey)

October 6, 2012
Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood (with Journey)

October 7, 2012
Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre

October 10, 2012
Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center (with Journey)

October 12, 2012
Tampa, FL @ 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre (with Journey)

October 13, 2012
West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre (with Journey)

October 30, 2012
New York, NY @ Barclays Center (with Journey)

November 1, 2012
Rahway, NJ @ Union County Performing Arts Center

November 2, 2012
Williamsport, PA @ Community Arts Center

November 5, 2012
Montreal, QC, Canada @ Bell Centre (with Journey)

November 7, 2012
Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena (with Journey)

November 8, 2012
Evansville, IN @ Ford Center (with Journey)

November 13, 2012
Moline, IL @ i Wireless Center (with Journey)

November 14, 2012
Sioux City, IA @ Tyson Events Center (with Journey)

November 16, 2012
Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center (with Journey)

November 17, 2012
Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center (with Journey)


Author: DaveHHM

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