Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo To Play Acoustic Show at Mayo Civic Center
Together, they had some of the biggest hits to come out of the 80's, and now Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo are bringing their acoustic show right here to Rochester this summer!
Pat Benatar is one of the most well-known voices of the 80's, and guitarist, Neil Giraldo, was right there with her. And, they're more than just musical partners-- the two rock stars have been married since 1982!
Neil's biography from AllMusic.com sums up their collaboration: Giraldo's fiery guitar playing complemented Benatar's vocals perfectly, as the new group quickly gelled. A string of hit albums (1979's In the Heat of the Night, 1980's Crimes of Passion, 1981's Precious Time, and 1982's Get Nervous) and singles ("I Need a Lover," "Heartbreaker," "Hit Me with Your Best Shot," "Fire and Ice," "Shadows of the Night") helped establish Benatar as one of the most popular female vocalists in all of rock during the early '80s. With each subsequent release, Giraldo's presence became stronger behind the scenes as well -- he served as songwriter and producer. 1982 would go down as one of the most memorable in Benatar and Giraldo's career, both professionally and personally, as the two were wed in February.
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo are set to play A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening at Mayo Civic Center on Wednesday, June 13th. Tickets for this incredible show go on-sale Friday, April 13th at 10 a.m., with a special pre-sale date of Thursday, April 12th from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Get more information and tickets at the Mayo Civic Center website HERE.