Pat Benatar and husband / guitarist Neil Giraldo are currently on the road for the couple’s 40th anniversary tour. The pair plays tonight (August 21st) at Staten Island, New York’s St. George Theatre and wraps their year up on October 19th at L.A.’s Saban Theatre.
Pat Benatar told us that she keeps her connection to both her fans and her music by staying on the road: [“We play live all the time just to stay involved. Because, y’know, for people of our age group and genre and things like that, making records — I mean, it’s kind of ridiculous. I mean, it’s just. . . y’know, you’re not gonna get played on the radio. It’s not gonna happen, but there’s so many other ways to get music out there now, it’s good. But, it’s (playing for) people from our era is really the way to still stay in contact with the fans and everything, so that’s why we do it all the time.”] SOUNDCUE (:22 OC: . . . all the time)
Although some people are confused by Pat Benatar and husband Neil Giraldo billing themselves as a double act on the road — Benatar told us that’s really how it’s been since day one: [“People still don’t realize that it was just the record company’s marketing that made it seem like it was a solo thing. The truth is; he and I put that band together, started that whole thing together and, y’know, we — the two of us together — were instrumental in making the sound and what happened, and what happened to my vocal and what happened to his guitar playing. Every thing was completely a duo right from the start. It’s just that, y’know, they felt it was better to market it as a female.”] SOUNDCUE (:24 OC: . . . as a female)
- Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo tour dates (subject to change):
August 21 – Staten Island, NY – St. George Theatre
August 22 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
August 24 – Chautaugua, NY – Chautaugua Amphitheater
August 25 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts at The Pavilion
August 27 – Westport, CT – The Levitt Pavillion for the Performing Arts
August 28 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
August 30 – Lenox, MA – Tanglewood
August 31 – Essex Junction, VT – Champlain Valley Fair
September 3 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
September 4 – San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
September 6 – Tulsa, OK – River Spirit Casino Resort at Paradise Cove
September 7 – Thackerville, OK – WinStar World Casino
September 9 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
September 10 – Tyler, TX – UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center
September 20 – Hinckley, MN – Grand Casino – Hinckley Amphitheater
September 22 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Resort & Casino Showroom
September 10 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona State Fairgrounds
October 13 – Yucaipa, CA – Yucaipa Performing Arts Center
October 15, 16 – Folsom, CA – Harris Center for the Performing Arts
October 18 – El Cajon, CA – Magnolia Performing Arts Center
October 19 – Los Angeles, CA -The Saban Theatre
- Pat Benatar and husband / guitarist Neil Giraldo are currently on the road for the couple’s 40th anniversary tour.
- The pair plays tonight (August 21st) at Staten Island, New York’s St. George Theatre and warps their year up on October 19th at L.A.’s Saban Theatre.
- Last year, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo released a new acoustic live DVD. The disc, We Live For Love, was recorded live at Red Studios in L.A. and features stripped down versions of such Benatar classics as “Promises In The Dark,” “We Live For Love,” “Love Is A Battlefield,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” and “We Belong.”
- In 2010 Benatar published her memoirs, Between A Heart And A Rock Place.
- Back in 2008, she released her definitive greatest hits set, Pat Benatar: Ultimate Collection. Highlights on the collection include: “Heartbreaker,” “I Need A Lover,” “Treat Me Right,” “You Better Run,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “Hell Is For Children,” “Promises In The Dark,” “Fire And Ice,” “Precious Time,” “Shadows Of The Night,” “Little Too Late,” “Love Is A Battlefield,” “We Belong,” “Invincible (Theme From The Legend Of Billie Jean),” “Sex As A Weapon,” “Le Bel Age,” “All Fired Up,” “True Love,” and others.