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    Rock legends Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo have just announced plans to keep their 35th Anniversary Tour rocking fans through the summer with an additional 35 concerts added coast to coast. The powerhouse duo behind one of the largest arsenals of rock hits including "Love is a Battlefield", "Hit Me with Your Best Shot", "Heartbreaker", "We Live For Love","Promises In The Dark," "WeBelong," and more will be headlining solo concerts nationwide -- as well as joining forces with Cher this spring, and co-headlining a just announced summer tour with Rick Springfield.

    35 years ago, Heartbreaker (on the debut album In The Heat of The Night) was the catalyst for it all, said Pat Benatar. Its hard to believe that so much time has passed. Were excited to be celebrating this personal and musical milestone. The summer tour should be an incredible, shared experience with the audience.

    From the very beginning our chemistry was undeniable, remarked Neil Giraldo. This is the driving force behind everything we do. After 35 years of playing together, were looking forward to the summer tour and the future, which will surely be

    Together, with Benatars mezzo-soprano vocal range ands trail-blazing work as a guitarist, producer and songwriter, Pat Benatarand Neil Giraldohave forged one of the most successful partnerships in rock & roll history. Since their initial collaboration 35 years ago on the debut album "In The Heat of the Night," they have sold more than 26 million albums and charted19 Top 40 singles, earning four consecutive Grammy Awardsand three American Music Awards.

    Included in their added concerts, Pat & Spyder will join forces with Rick Springfield for a multi-city co-headlining summer tour kicking off on June 29th in Raleigh, NC. Although they have known each other for more than three decades, the tour marks the first time theyve toured together.Springfield added,Although I first met Pat and Neil when Neil played on the original recording of Jessies Girl in 1980 it took 35 years before we got together to tour. It should be one for the books. Tickets for their tour with Rick Springfield go on sale in select markets beginning March 3, 2014.

    For complete concert and ticketing information, fans should visit the Events section.

    Billboard Magazine ranked Benatar as one of themost successful female rock vocalist of all-time. as a fearless,fighting force has helped forge a path for other female rock starsthe world. In addition to the arsenal of more then 100 songs hewritten, produced, arranged and recorded for Benatar,s helped create hits for legions of other artists including John Waite, Rick Springfield (No. 1,classic hit "Ive Done Everything for You"), Kenny Loggins and more.Theirs is a chemistry that will, undoubtedly, be thrilling music lovers forever.


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    From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

    The shows opener was a celebration of pure, hard-driving rock as Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo walked on stage with nothing but a backdrop, a bass player and a drummer and promptly went about filling a solid hour of top-notch rock roll to the delight of all. Stringing together hit after hit, they hit the road to celebrate 35 years of musical collaboration (32 of those married) and they have never sounded better.

    Mr. Giraldo played a semi-hollow body electric for most of the hour-long set and wailed with mean distortion that filled Consol with old-school rugged rock while Benatars powerhouse vocals soared high above it all, never missing beat. It was a spectacular set-up for the main event and paired together it was an unforgettable evening and, yes, a s World.


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  • 05/15/14--12:20: Moncton, NB Show - Postponed
  • Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo reget that their show in Moncton, NB, Canada will have to be postponed due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts. They express their deepest apologies for any inconvenience this may cause and will make every effort to reschedule this show as soon as possible. Please contact the Casino box office if you need additional information. Thank you.


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  • 06/12/14--16:21: Long Time, No Posts
  • Hey Everyone-Long time, no posts! So sorry, but weve been hard at work on the production of the 35th Anniversary Tour. We think youre going to love it! Counting the days til we see you out there! P&S


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  • 07/22/14--07:46: New Jewelry Line

  • Loving our new jewelry line for the summer tour. Hope you do too!


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  • 07/25/14--16:57: The Mountain Winery

  • The Mountain Winery tonight.....These guys are the best! Thank you for the sweet sentiment and for being such a large part of our history!

    Cant wait for the show!

    You Rock!

    Xo P&S


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    As a result of a reported acute viral infection, Cher will postpone and reschedule 10 performances in eight cities for her current Dressed to Kill tour, including upcoming shows at Madison Square Garden in New York.

    Tickets originally purchased for the postponed shows will be honored at the rescheduled dates, and refunds are available. The tour is scheduled to resume on Oct. 4 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. A full list of the rescheduled shows can be found below:

    The Sept. 15 Allentown, Pa. show is now Dec. 2
    The Sept. 17 Newark, N.Y. show is now Dec. 12
    The Sept. 19 New York, N.Y. show is now Dec. 10
    The Sept. 20 New York, N.Y. show is now Dec. 15
    The Sept. 22 Uniondale, N.Y. show is now Dec. 8
    The Sept. 24 State College, Pa. show is now Oct. 13
    The Sept. 26 Boston, Mass. show is now Oct. 9
    The Sept. 27 Hartford, Conn. show is now Oct. 11
    The Sept. 29 Washington, D.C. show is now Dec. 6
    The Oct. 1 Detroit, Mich. show is now Nov. 23



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  • 09/13/14--10:48: Sept Dates Rescheduled
  • Dear Ones-As you can see below, all of the September dates have been postponed and rescheduled (check out for details). We apologize for the inconvenience and send our good buddy, Cher, love and light.

    We hope to see all of you out there!


    Click here for tour dates.


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    Due to the recent postponement of Chers "Dressed to Kill Tour," Benatar and Giraldo have been forced to cancel two upcoming tour stops in Columbus, OH on October 2nd andLancaster, PA on October 6th.

    Pat and Spyder would like to apologize to all of their dedicated fans for the inconvenience. For those who have purchased tickets, refunds will be available at the buyers original point of purchase. Thank you for your understanding.



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  • 10/25/14--09:18: P&S on NPR's Weekend Edition
  • Hey everyone! Join us on NPRs Weekend Edition today and all this weekend at:

    Pat & Spyder


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    November 6, 2014.. For immediate release. New York City.

    The one and only Cher will be postponing eight upcoming shows of her phenomenally successful Dressed to Kill (D2K) Tourthis month beginning with her Lubbock, Texas concert which was scheduled on November 9th. The legendary star is on the mend and making an excellent recovery from a recent infection but has been advised by doctors to continue her recuperation at home for a few more weeks. The tour is scheduled to resume on December 2nd in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

    The stunning D2K extravaganza began last March in Phoenix and toured across North America for 49 shows to unanimous rave reviews. The forthcoming concerts will include a totally new wardrobe created in a historic collaboration between Cher and longtime designer Bob Mackie. Chers current CD Dressed to Kill debuted at No. 3 on Billboards Top 200 Pop charts and includes the No. 1 dance hit s World.

    The postponed dates are as follows:

    Nov. 9 Lubbock, Texas
    Nov. 11 Austin, Texas
    Nov.13 Corpus Christi, Texas
    Nov.15 Bossier City, Louisiana
    Nov.17 Pensacola, Florida
    Nov.19 Charleston, South Carolina
    Nov.21 Richmond, Virginia
    Nov.23 Auburn Hills, Michigan

    New dates for these cities will be announced shortly. Tickets will be honored for the newly rescheduled dates or refunds are available at point of purchase. For the latest information and updates on the D2K Tour, please go to CHER.COM.

    Check out all the current tour dates here.


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    With enormous regret, Cher has announced the cancellation of all remaining dates on her Dressed To Kill (D2K) concert tour.

    Beginning in March, the multi-award-winning superstar completed 49 sold out concerts to unanimous rave reviews before taking a scheduled break in July.

    Shortly before returning to the road in September, she was felled by an infection that affected her kidney function.

    While her progress has been consistent, Chers doctors have advised her to take more time to ensure a complete and total recovery.

    Commented Cher: I am totally devastated. Nothing like this has ever happened to me. I cannot apologize enough to all the fans who bought tickets. Im so proud of this show. It is my best ever. I sincerely hope that we can come back again next year and finish what we started.

    Ticket holders may obtain a refund at point of purchase. The cancelled dates are as follows:

    November 9, 2014 - Lubbock, TX - United Supermarkets Arena
    November 11, 2014 - Austin, TX Frank - Erwin Center
    November 13, 2014 - Corpus Christi, TX - American Bank Center
    November 15, 2014 - Bossier City, LA - CenturyLink Center
    November 17, 2014 - Pensacola, FL - Pensacola Bay Center
    November 19, 2014 - Charleston, SC - North Charleston Coliseum
    November 21, 2014 - Richmond, VA - Richmond Coliseum
    November 23, 2014 - Auburn Hills, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills
    December 2, 2014 - Allentown, PA - PPL Center
    December 4, 2014 - Albany, NY Times - Union Center
    December 6, 2014 - Washington D.C. - Verizon Center
    December 8, 2014 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum
    December 10, 2014 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
    December 12, 2014 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
    December 13, 2014 - Hartford, CT - XL Center
    December 15, 2014 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
    January 5, 2015 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena
    January 7, 2015 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
    January 9, 2015 - State College, PA - Bryce Jordan Center
    January 11, 2015 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
    January 13, 2015 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
    January 15, 2015 - Ft Wayne, IN - Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
    January 17, 2015 - Green Bay, WI - Resch Center
    January 19, 2015 - Moline, IL - iWireless Center
    January 21, 2015 - Chicago, IL - United Center
    January 23, 2015 - Cincinnati, OH - US Bank Arena
    January 25, 2015 - Sioux Falls, SD - Denny Sanford Premier Center
    January 27, 2015 - Omaha, NE - CenturyLink Center
    January 29, 2015 - Wichita, KS - INTRUST Bank Arena
    February 4, 2015 - Fargo, ND - Fargodome

    Stay tuned for future updates on our headline dates in 2015.


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    Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo took some time this week to stop by the NPR Studio to record their very own Tiny Desk Concert.

    At the Tiny Desk, Benatar and Giraldo ran through three of their classic songs: 1979s "We Live For Love," 1984s "We Belong" and, after a long and satisfying windup, 1981s "Promises In The Dark."

    Check out the intimate performance below:


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    Pat & Sypder have been forced to postpone their current U.S. Tour. Please check back soon for official details on the rescheduled dates to be announced.


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  • 12/29/14--08:14: Birthday Message to Spyder
  • Today is the birthday of my one true musical partner.... The father of my children. I bless this day every is the day that this wonderful being came into existence. My life has been forever changed because of this man. I love you, my husband, my lover, my best friend!

    Happy Birthday to you!


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  • 01/20/15--08:13: Live on AXS TV
  • We are so excited! This is our first live televised concert since the 1980 HBO Special! Our 35th Anniversary at The Paramount ....on AXS TV!

    Heres the link:




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  • 02/12/15--09:59: "We Belong" Together!
  • "We Belong" together! Weve been making music together for over 35 years!

    Help us celebrate with our new concert special on Public Television this March.

    Learn more about it HERE


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    An outtake from the photo session for Malibu Times Magazine! On stands March10th! Photo by Joey Carman.


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    Concerts Set to Launch on April 10th

    (Los Angeles, CA) She sings the songs, and he plays them. Along the way, the union of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo has become one of the most successful in music history, and their legacy continues to be celebrated across the globe. The couple is kicking off their 35th Anniversary Tour on April 10 in Jackson, California. Cities listed among the North American concert series include Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Albany, Hampton Beach, Nashville, Orlando, Durham, and many more.

    The rock duos exceptional journey began with their debut album, In The Heat of The Night. They would soon grace the cover of Rolling Stone, and make history with the hit single You Better Run, which gave them the distinction of being the first female vocalist and the first guitar player featured on MTV. In 1981, Giraldo began co-producing the pairs recording sessions, starting with Precious Time. By the end of 1982, they were married in a Hawaiian ceremony.

    Thirty-five years ago, "Heartbreaker" was the catalyst for it all, says Pat Benatar. "Its hard to believe that so much time has passed. Were excited to be celebrating this personal and musical milestone. The tour should be an incredible, shared experience with the audience.

    "From the very beginning our chemistry was undeniable," remarks Neil Giraldo. "This is the driving force behind everything we do. After 35 years of playing together, were looking forward to the spring and summer leg of tour and the future, which will surely be adventurous."

    Benatar and Giraldos collection of hits include We Belong, Promises In The Dark, Hell Is For Children, Love Is A Battlefield, and The duo has scored two RIAA-certified Multi-Platinum albums, five RIAA-certified Platinum albums, and three RIAA-certified Gold albums during their storied career. Benatar, a four-time Grammy Award winner, has three American Music Awards. Together, Benatar and Giraldo, have 19 Top 40 singles and multiple Top 10 singles. Neil Giraldos impressive back catalog includes more than 100 songs written, produced, arranged and recorded for Benatar along with hits he helped create for John Waite, Rick Springfield and Kenny Loggins, Steve Forbert, The Del Lords, Beth Hart and countless other artists. The renowned multi-instrumentalist has been featured in various publications, including Guitar World, Gold Mine and Guitar Aficionado as one of the most talented rock musicians of all-time.

    In addition to this years concert tour, fans will also be able to enjoy the couples much-anticipated CD/DVD package, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: The 35th Anniversary Tour, featuring 14 of their greatest hits, including All Fired Up, We Live For Love, and

    35th Anniversary Tour Schedule (more dates to come)

    April 10 Jackson, CA @ Jackson Rancheria Casino
    April 11 Temecula, CA @ Pechanga Resort & Casino
    April 14 San Diego, CA @ Balboa Theatre
    April 16 Bakersfield, CA @ Fox Theater
    April 17 Beverly Hills, CA @ Saban Theatre
    April 18 Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
    April 21 Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theatre
    April 22 St. Charles, IL @ The Arcada Theatre
    April 24 Northfield, OH @ Hard Rock Rocksino
    April 26 Lancaster, PA @ American Music Theatre
    April 28 Zanesville, OH @ Secrest Auditorium
    April 29 Albany, NY @ Hart Theatre @ The Egg
    May 01 Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
    May 02 Portland, ME @ Maine State Pier
    May 03 Lynn, MA @ Lynn Auditorium
    May 05 New Bedford, MA @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
    May 06 Englewood, NJ @ Bergen Performing Arts Center
    May 08 Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre
    May 09 Ocean City, MD @ Springfest
    May 10 Morristown, NJ @ Mayo Performing Arts Center
    May 13 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
    May 15 Richardson, TX @ Wildflower Festival
    May 16 Baton Rouge, LA @ LAuberge Baton Rouge
    May 19 Saint Petersburg, FL @ The Mahaffey
    May 21 Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
    Jun 30 Newport News, VA @ CNU Ferguson Center for the Arts
    Jul 01 Durham, NC @ The Carolina Theatre


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