Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

End Date:

Thursday, June 14, 2018





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Dr. CH Mayo Presentation Hall

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Event Description

Pat Benatar: she’s always been a rule-breaker and a trail-blazer, she remains a bold and distinctive artist both on stage and on record, and now, after more than three decades in rock ‘n’ roll, she’s a bona fide living legend. During the 1980s, Benatar had two RIAA-certified Multi-Platinum albums, five RIAA-certified Platinum albums, three RIAA-certified Gold albums and 19 Top 40 singles, including the Top 10 hits, "Hit Me With Your Best Shot", "Love Is a Battlefield", "We Belong" and "Invincible.”  Her hits continue to be as unforgettable now as they were at the dawn of MTV, when Pat emerged, fearless, fighting and forging a path for other female rock stars around the world. 
Neil Giraldo has been a professional musician, producer, arranger, and songwriter for over four decades now, changing the face of the pop charts throughout the 1980s with his collaborator, muse, and wife, Pat Benatar. More than just an explosive steel-bending guitar player, Giraldo’s innovative vision helped him create the signature Benatar sound from its inception.
The world was introduced to Giraldo and Benatar’s enduring partnership via her platinum 1979 debut album, In The Heat Of The Night, which included the classic “Heartbreaker.” The following year, the pair cemented their place in music history by being the first female and first guitarist to ever appear on MTV.
After their wedding in 1982, the pair released their biggest hit yet with the Grammy-winning “Love Is a Battlefield,” which featured Giraldo’s most innovative production to date, creating a thundering, rock ‘n’ roll soundscape out of what had started as a somber, acoustic demo. Thus, Giraldo and Benatar took over radios around the world, throughout the 1980s and beyond, exciting fans and selling millions of copies of their 12 original albums, as well as two live records and an anthology.
Pat Benatar is acknowledged as the leading female rock vocalist of the ‘80s, but Benatar and Giraldo remain a rock ‘n’ roll powerhouse today, selling out concerts and still wowing audiences after over three decades in music together. Theirs is a chemistry that will, undoubtedly, be thrilling music-lovers forever. 

Ticket Prices

Tickets go on-sale to the general public Friday, April 13, 2018 at 10:00am

Standard Reserved
$129.50 / $89.50 / $69.50

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