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The latest news from Benatar | Giraldo

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    Here it is..The schedule for our 35th Anniversary Special, now airing on Public Television stations this month! Hope everyone enjoys watching it as much as we enjoyed playing for yall!

    From benatargiraldo.com


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    After shaking off some rust last night, the first show of this years spring tour is officially in the books, AND temecula tonight!

    Looking at a beautiful golf course out of my window thats calling my name, but honoring tonights performance by working on new songs for our set instead of hitting the links!!!!

    - Spyder

    From benatargiraldo.com


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  • 04/13/15--10:49: Delicious Display
  • In the hotel room when we arrived...my girl "Pain" has been reduced to a sculpture of sugar!!!

    -Spyder

    From benatargiraldo.com


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    Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldos 35th Anniversary LIVE Tour will be released on April 28th with 3 different configurations!

    A DVD/CD combo, DVD, and double CD. You can pre-order the audio version on iTunes now and get instant downloads of "We Live For Love" and "Promises In The Dark"!

    http://smarturl.it/benatargiraldo-35th

    Other options will be offered at Amazon and local retailers.

    http://amzn.to/1EzGVf3

    From benatargiraldo.com


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    Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldos 35th Anniversary LIVE Tour is now available in 3 different configurations! A DVD/CD combo, DVD, and double CD.

    You can get it on iTunes at:http://smarturl.it/benatargiraldo-35th

    Other options will be offered at Amazon and local retailers.

    http://amzn.to/1EzGVf3

    From benatargiraldo.com


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    We are starting a contest on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BenatarGiraldo) where each week we share a video of us talking about important songs from our career and asking you to share your own stories on how the song has become part of your lives.
    Were giving away signed copies of the new album, but what we really want is to just hear from everyone since its just as much your music as ours now!
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    The new LIVE "35th Anniversary Tour" release is out now as 2-CD, DVD and combo formats and is available on iTunes http://smarturl.it/benatargiraldo-35th at Amazon at http://amzn.to/1EzGVf3 as well as Best Buy, Walmart, and your other favorite music retailers!

    From benatargiraldo.com


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    Were hitting a whole bunch of media for the new album today in New York! Well be LIVE on some of your morning shows!

    Check out the full schedule below to see in action and to find out more info about the album and tour! Tune in and say hello on social media!

    CBS This Morning (CBS-NATL) LIVE at 8:30am EST!
    #35thlive #newsisback @cbsnews

    OutNumbered (Fox News) LIVE at 12pm EST!
    #35thlive #oneluckyguy @outnumberedfnc

    Closing Bell (CNBC-NATL) LIVE at 4:30pm EST!
    #35thlive @CNBCClosingBell

    From benatargiraldo.com


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    Wonderful interview we had with Steve Betts at Rolling Stoneprior to our show at the historic Ryman Auditorium earlier this month... during that interview we discuss many things...country music, life as a professional couple, home life, the road, and Johnny Cash & June Carters enduring love relationship!

    As well, we explore our reasoning behind adding Ring of Fire to the end of Heartbreaker which is included in our recent 35th Year Anniversary video and audio release...sit back, have a read...hope you enjoy!

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/pat-benatar-and-neil-giraldo-were-like-johnny-and-june-20150521

    P&S

    We also wanted to give a shout-out to the Red Nose Day organization. Join us and many others to raise funds to end poverty for children and young people everywhere! #RedNose #rednoseday
    You can donate over at:https://www.rednosedayusa.org/
    Learn more about the organization and see photos from Red Nose Day at:https://www.rednoseday.org/
    Also if you missed it the other day, we started our second contest on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BenatarGiraldo) where each week we share a video of us talking about important songs from our career and asking you to share your own stories on how the song has become part of your lives.

    To share your story (and enter the contest for the free autographed copy of the 2-CD/DVD 35th Anniversary release!), visithttp://bit.ly/bentargiraldo-songstories-ep2and post it as a comment.

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    The new LIVE "35th Anniversary Tour" release is out now as 2-CD, DVD and combo formats and is available on iTunes http://smarturl.it/benatargiraldo-35th at Amazon at http://amzn.to/1EzGVf3 as well as Best Buy, Walmart, and your other favorite music retailers!

    From benatargiraldo.com


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    In anticipation of our July 23rd performance at the Plaza Theater in El Paso, local PBS station KCOS will air a special broadcast of our 35th Anniversary Concert on June 8th at 8:30pm. The special will also re-air on June 13th at 7:30 pm.

    They will be broadcasting our 35th Anniversary Tour footage & will be offering tickets to the 7/23 show as a thank you for donations to public television!

    Tune in for your chance to win a ticket and help us in supporting a great public service!

    From benatargiraldo.com


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    Check out this great interview Spyder did with MusicRadar! You can read the full story at the following link:http://bit.ly/neilgiraldo5tips

    Anybody whos come within a country mile of a radio during the past 35 years has heard - and marveled at - Neil Giraldos astonishing guitar playing. On a glittering cavalcade of Pat Benatar smash hits, his crafty, melodious licks and robust solos have come roaring out, brimming with spunk and considerable charm, enlivening that which already seems like perfection.

    Hes the kind of guy who makes it seem so easy - you can just picture a teenaged Giraldo dishing out riffs for astonished classmates and then coolly shrugging it off like, No big deal. But the guitarist maintains that hes had to work at it - the soloing aspect, especially.

    I didnt have a lot of dexterity when I started out, he says. My mantra became, m going to learn three chords and make them sound like God is playing them. Solos and everything else took a back seat for a while. Eventually, I figured that stuff out.

    That he did - Giraldos prodigious chops earned him a prime spot in Rick Derringers touring band, his first big-time gig before his eventual musical and marital partnership with Benatar.

    I learned a lot from Rick, Giraldo says. One thing thats stayed with me is an observation he made. He said, You sound like yourself. Dont think that you can go on somebody elses rig and sound like them. That aint gonna happen.

    Giraldo decided to test out Derringers perceptiveness: I plugged into Ricks rig, cause he got such a great sound, and wouldnt you know it? I sounded just like me! Rick was right, and that was a very important thing for me to realize: I had my sound, and I should own it.

    On the following pages, Giraldo runs down his top five tips for guitarists.

    http://bit.ly/neilgiraldo5tips

    From benatargiraldo.com


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    Hey Everyone-Check out our baby daughter, Hana and Totems latest track! This first is "Do you love me Anymore" and the other is "BLOODMOON".

    Give them both a listen and follow her on Soundcloud at: https://soundcloud.com/officialhana

    From benatargiraldo.com


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    Hey Everyone-Here are a few preview clips from our (BIG!) interview with Dan Rather, airing tomorrow, July 21st on AXS TVat 8pm ET/5pm PT! If you arent sure if you have AXS, you can check here: http://bit.ly/WtTUDr

    During the hour-long candid interview, well be discussing the road our musical journey has taken us on, and how weve kept our relationship strong for over 35 years. Its going to be fantastic and we cant wait for yall to watch!

    To celebrate the 35 years of music, memories, and love we have released a 35th Anniversary Live album which can be purchased on on iTunes http://smarturl.it/benatargiraldo-35th at Amazon at http://amzn.to/1EzGVf3 as well as Best Buy, Walmart, and your other favorite music retailers!



    How We Met

    What Pat Does In Her Spare Time

    How Neil "Spyder" Giraldo Got His Nickname

    The MTV Impact

    From benatargiraldo.com


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  • 07/29/15--10:58: Parade.com Wedding Story!
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    Celebrate August 2015 with us!

    As you know we are continuing our 35th Anniversary Tour across America.We also have two other anniversaries to celebrate this month. August 1st, 1981 was the launch of MTV and our video,"You Better Run", was the 2nd video ever played on MTV! On that historic day,Spyder became the 1st guitarist to play on MTV!

    Coming up on August 5th....Is the 35th Anniversary of the release of the "Crimes of Passion" LP. The record debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 album charts and stayed there for five straight weeks, spawning the hit singles Hit Me With Your Best Shot,"You Better Run and "Treat Me Right".The album also included the groundbreaking,"Hell is For Children".

    "Crimes of Passion" sold over 5 million copies in the U.S. alone and went on to win a Grammy. Join us all this week as we celebrate at our live shows!

    To celebrate the 35 year Anniversary of "Crimes of Passion" LP (released August 5th, 1980) we want to hear what your...

    Posted by Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo onWednesday, August 5, 2015

    From benatargiraldo.com


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  • 08/10/15--22:45: Upcoming Show Cancellations
  • Dear Ones-

    Most of you already know about Spyders injury to his eye and the emergency surgery he had over the weekend. Hes doing very well and should make a full recovery. Unfortunately, he will be unable to travel or perform for a while. It is with our deepest regret and sincerest apologies, that effective immediately, all 5 shows previously scheduled for Aug 11-16 will have to be cancelled.

    -Pat & Spyder

    "Id like to thank everyone for their well wishes and prayers, they certainly are contributing to the healing process. I have been experiencing headaches for the past month, performing through the pain.....thinking it was nothing and would just go away. It didnt.....instead it turned out to be a serious eye emergency and required immediate surgery to repair it. The prognosis is good and I look forward to seeing yall soon. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Youre the best!"

    -Spyder

    All refunds will be processed at point of purchase.

    August 11: Apple Valley, MN - Minnesota Zoo Weesner Family Amphitheater
    August 12: Moorhead, MN - Bluestem Center for the Arts Amphitheatre
    August 13: Bismarck, ND - Bismarck Event Center
    August 15: Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Rock Music Festival
    August 16: Calgary, AB - Grey Eagle Resort and Casino Event Centre

    From benatargiraldo.com


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    Dear Ones,

    It has been a crazy week s eye injury was unexpected and terrifying.Thanking God and the Universe that he was able to have surgery immediately and save his eye.He is healing nicely and expected to make a full recovery!Unfortunately,not soon enough for us to continue the tour.He is unable to fly,exert himself or engage in any activity that could compromise the healing process.So with heavy hearts, we will have to cancel the scheduled dates,through Alaska.We know this is such a huge disappointment for everyone,us included.We were having a blast out there,celebrating our milestone anniversary with all of you!Yall were there every night.singing your hearts out,rockin like crazy!We thank you for your never ending enthusiasm and dedication..you are the BEST!We hope you understand that we must do this,to ensure Spyders good health for the future.We hope to be out there performing for yall for many years to come!Well keep you posted on his progress and any updates regarding future performances.Thank you for your good wishes and your continued patience and support.

    Well see you out there!

    WED, AUG 19, 2015
    Denver, CO
    Paramount Theatre

    FRI, AUG 21, 2015
    Chandler, AZ
    Wild Horse Pass Casino

    SAT, AUG 22, 2015
    Lancaster, CA
    Antelope Valley Fairgrounds

    TUE, AUG 25, 2015
    Turlock, CA
    Turlock Community Theatre

    WED, AUG 26, 2015
    Reno, NV
    Grand Sierra Resort

    FRI, AUG 28, 2015
    Boise, ID
    Western Idaho Fairgrounds

    SAT, AUG 29, 2015
    Manson, WA
    Mill Bay Casino

    MON, AUG 31, 2015
    Monroe, WA
    Evergreen State Fair

    WED, SEP 2, 2015
    Vancouver, BC
    Pacific National Exhibition

    THU, SEP 3, 2015
    Salem, OR
    Oregon State Fair

    FRI, SEP 4, 2015
    Jacksonville, OR
    Britt Pavilion

    SUN, SEP 6, 2015
    Palmer, AK
    Alaska State Fair

    From benatargiraldo.com


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    Hey Everyone, our interview with Uncle Joe Benson will air on "Off The Record" this weekend 9/12-9/13!!!

    It will air Sunday night 9/13 at 8pm PST on The Sound. It will also stream live at 8pm PST on www.thesoundla.com.

    For a list of other affiliates that stream, just go to http://unclejoe.com/xotr.html

    From benatargiraldo.com


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  • 09/10/15--19:30: Parade.com Interview
  • Hey guys,

    Check out the interview we did for Parade Magazines Parade.com. We spoke with writer Nancy Berk about our collaborative style in this fun piece and it also features the premiere of our video of the iconic hit, Love Is A Battlefield live from the new CD/DVD we filmed at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, New York!

    Read more on Parade.com.

    After crafting numerous chart topping releases Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo are celebrating their 35 year anniversary with a blistering 2-CD/DVD release packed with the songs you love. Available at: Amazon, iTunes and your other favorite retailers!

    From benatargiraldo.com


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    So excited to be part of the 89th Annual Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade live from NYC Thursday, November 26th from 9AM-Noon (in all time zones) on NBC!!!

    From benatargiraldo.com


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    Will you be watching the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade? Join Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo as they perform their new song, "One December Night" LIVE during the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade!

    Take a photo of Pat & Spyder when they perform and tag it with #BenatarGiraldo #Holidays #OneDecemberNight #MacysParade and we will pick ten lucky fans to receive a free download of the new song "One December Night"! We will also be resharing our favorite photos to our social channels!

    You can pre-order the song on iTunes athttp://smarturl.it/onedecembernightAmazon.comhttp://smarturl.it/onedecemberamazon

    We cant wait!

    From benatargiraldo.com


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