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- 02/15/14--11:00: _Happy Birthday Haley!
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- 07/25/14--16:57: _The Mountain Winery
- 09/13/14--08:20: _Cher Postpones 10 ‘...
- 09/13/14--10:48: _Sept Dates Rescheduled
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- 10/03/14--09:41: _More Rescheduled To...
- 10/25/14--09:18: _P&S on NPR's Weeken...
- 11/07/14--18:43: _8 Dates On Cher Tou...
- 11/21/14--12:23: _CHER CANCELS UPCOMI...
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- 12/03/14--14:41: _Important: U.S. Tou...
- 12/29/14--08:14: _Birthday Message to...
- 01/20/15--08:13: _Live on AXS TV
- 02/12/15--09:59: _"We Belong" Together!
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- 03/06/15--14:13: _Pat Benatar & Neil ...
- 03/09/15--17:53: _35th Anniversary Sp...
- 04/11/15--14:03: _Shaking off some ru...
- 04/13/15--10:49: _Delicious Display
- 04/27/15--13:40: _1 Day until 35th An...
- 04/28/15--11:49: _35th Anniversary Li...
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- 05/12/15--00:26: _NY Press Day for 35...
- 05/21/15--14:38: _35th Anniversary Li...
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- 06/23/15--11:20: _ Neil Giraldo's Top...
- 07/13/15--12:46: _New Tracks from our...
- 07/20/15--20:07: _Dan Rather Intervie...
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- 08/04/15--10:58: _"Crimes of Passion"...
- 08/10/15--22:45: _Upcoming Show Cance...
- 08/16/15--21:01: _Update on Tour Canc...
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- 09/10/15--19:30: _Parade.com Interview
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- 03/08/16--09:35: _WE LIVE FOR LOVE TOUR
- 02/15/14--11:00: Happy Birthday Haley!
- 03/04/14--09:26: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo 35th Anniversary Tour
- 04/03/14--20:14: Consol Energy Center - April 2nd, 2014
- 05/15/14--12:20: Moncton, NB Show - Postponed
- 06/12/14--16:21: Long Time, No Posts
- 07/22/14--07:46: New Jewelry Line
- 07/25/14--16:57: The Mountain Winery
- 09/13/14--08:20: Cher Postpones 10 ‘Dressed to Kill’ Tour Dates
- 09/13/14--10:48: Sept Dates Rescheduled
- 09/16/14--15:13: Lancaster and Columbus Shows Cancelled
- 10/03/14--09:41: More Rescheduled Tour Dates Announced
- 10/25/14--09:18: P&S on NPR's Weekend Edition
- 11/07/14--18:43: 8 Dates On Cher Tour Postponed
- 11/21/14--12:23: CHER CANCELS UPCOMING ‘DRESSED TO KILL’ TOUR DATES
- 11/24/14--14:57: Benatar and Giraldo Tiny Desk Concert
- 12/03/14--14:41: Important: U.S. Tour News Update
- 12/29/14--08:14: Birthday Message to Spyder
- 01/20/15--08:13: Live on AXS TV
- 02/12/15--09:59: "We Belong" Together!
- 03/02/15--12:06: Pat & Sypder in Malibu Times Magazine
- 03/06/15--14:13: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo to Embark on 35th Anniversary Tour
- 03/09/15--17:53: 35th Anniversary Special Air Dates & Times
- 04/11/15--14:03: Shaking off some rust. Temecula tonight!
- 04/13/15--10:49: Delicious Display
- 04/27/15--13:40: 1 Day until 35th Anniversary Live Release on April 28th!
- 04/28/15--11:49: 35th Anniversary Live 2-CD/DVD Release Available Now!
- 05/12/15--00:26: NY Press Day for 35th Anniversary Live Release and Tour!
- 06/23/15--11:20: Neil Giraldo's Top 5 Tips for Guitarists
- 07/13/15--12:46: New Tracks from our daughter, Hana Giraldo!
- 07/20/15--20:07: Dan Rather Interview Airing on AXS TV Tuesday 7/21
- 07/29/15--10:58: Parade.com Wedding Story!
- 08/04/15--10:58: "Crimes of Passion" 35 Year Anniversary This August!
- 08/10/15--22:45: Upcoming Show Cancellations
- 08/16/15--21:01: Update on Tour Cancellations
- 09/10/15--11:48: "Off The Record" This Weekend
- 09/10/15--19:30: Parade.com Interview
- 11/03/15--09:05: 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
- 11/18/15--18:40: Join us at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
- 11/26/15--10:37: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! What a trip!
- 11/28/15--01:30: "One December Night" Available Now!
- 02/06/16--13:06: PAT BENATAR AND NEIL GIRALDO CONFIRMED FOR INTERVIEW AT SXSW MUSIC
- 02/09/16--11:11: Panama City Show Canceled
- 02/09/16--11:13: Valentines Day Show
- 02/16/16--09:20: VIP Packages Available
- 02/21/16--22:02: February 24th Rescheduled to June 20th
- 03/08/16--09:35: WE LIVE FOR LOVE TOUR
Happy Birthday to our oldest daughter, Haley!
You have been a joy in our lives since the moment you entered the world! You are a loving person.....sweet, intelligent, talented and beautiful in every way.
Your Poppa and I wish you a wonderful day. We love you!
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.
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.
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.
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
Loving our new jewelry line for the summer tour. Hope you do too!
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!
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
Dear Ones-As you can see below, all of the September dates have been postponed and rescheduled (check out Variety.com 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.
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.
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo are happy to announce that more previously cancelled "Dressed to Kill"tour dates have been rescheduled. check out hte Rescheduled dates below:
11/21/2014 - Richmond, VA @ Richmond Coliseum
12/4/2014 - Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
12/13/2014 - Hartford, CT @ XL Center
1/5/2015 - Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena
1/7/2015 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
1/9/2015 - University Park, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center
1/11/2015 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
1/13/2015 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
1/15/2015 - Fort Wayne, IN @ War Memorial Coliseum
1/17/2015 - Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
1/19/2015 - Moline, IL @ iWireless Arena
1/21/2015 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
1/23/2015 - Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Arena
1/25/2015 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premiere Center
1/27/2015 - Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
1/29/2015 - Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
2/4/2015 - Fargo, ND @ Fargodome
Tickets purchased for original or rescheduled dates will be honored for the newly rescheduled date. Fans that are unable to attend the new date can obtain a refund at point of purchase.
For a full list of upcoming tour dates, please visit the Events Page.
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Pat & Spyder
CHER D2K TOUR ANNOUNCES POSTPONEMENT OF EIGHT CONCERT DATES IN NOVEMBER
DOCTORS ADVISE ADDITIONAL REST FOR THE SUPERSTAR
TOUR TO RESUME IN ALLENTOWN, PA ON DECEMBER 2ND
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.
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.
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:
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.
Today is the birthday of my one true love....my soulmate....my musical partner.... The father of my children. I bless this day every year......it 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!
We are so excited! This is our first live televised concert since the 1980 HBO Special! Our 35th Anniversary Tour....live at The Paramount ....on AXS TV!
"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
An outtake from the photo session for Malibu Times Magazine! On stands March10th! Photo by Joey Carman.
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
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!
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!!!!
In the hotel room when we arrived...my girl "Pain" has been reduced to a sculpture of sugar!!!
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"!
Other options will be offered at Amazon and local retailers.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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
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
Hey Everyone! Check out this sweet piece we participated in for Parade Magazine.
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!
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!"
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
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
FRI, AUG 21, 2015
Wild Horse Pass Casino
SAT, AUG 22, 2015
Antelope Valley Fairgrounds
TUE, AUG 25, 2015
Turlock Community Theatre
WED, AUG 26, 2015
Grand Sierra Resort
FRI, AUG 28, 2015
Western Idaho Fairgrounds
SAT, AUG 29, 2015
Mill Bay Casino
MON, AUG 31, 2015
Evergreen State Fair
WED, SEP 2, 2015
Pacific National Exhibition
THU, SEP 3, 2015
Oregon State Fair
FRI, SEP 4, 2015
SUN, SEP 6, 2015
Alaska State Fair
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
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!
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!!!
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!
We cant wait!
Today is the day!!!Join us during theMacyThanksgiving Day Parade at 9am. Tag your posts with#BenatarGiraldo#Holidays#OneDecemberNight#MacysParadeto join in the holiday fun. Well reshare our favorite fan photos out on our social channels!
Take and share a photo of us and we will pick 10 lucky fans to receive a free download of the new song were performing, "One December Night", available now oniTuneshttp://smarturl.it/onedecembernightandAmazon.comhttp://smarturl.it/onedecemberamazon
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Our float was so beautiful!Even better than we imagined!Hope yall are having a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!Were so happy to be a part of this years Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade!
The brand new Christmas song by Pat and Spyder is available now on ITunes! Download it today at http://smarturl.it/onedecembernightand play it loud to get in the holiday spirit!
FEATURED IN THE MACYS THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE, ONE DECEMBER NIGHT, FROM UPCOMING NEIL GIRALDOS 2016 HOLIDAY ALBUM, IS RELEASED DIGITALLY
(Los Angeles December 4, 2015) One December Night by Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, is the first offering from Producer/Musician Neil Giraldos Holiday record due out later in 2016. The track is available now at digital outlets such as iTunes and Amazonmp3.
The album (whose title is yet to be named) will feature all original songs of various styles with special guest vocalists and guest players.
When asked about the project, Producer Neil Giraldo comments, My intention was to write new songs that expressed the feelings and emotional components that embrace peoples lives during the holiday season. Hope, family, love.found and lost, new beginnings, coming home, et cetera.
One December Night was written by our youngest daughter Hana, Patricia, and myself and features Pat Benatar on vocals, as well as Hana Giraldo on background vocals. This is the first song weve composed and recorded as a family project.
For this recording, I wanted to capture the holiday charm of the 50s and 60s but with a modern, bluesy approach la The Stroll.
The song has a roots based rhythm section, a bit of street corner Salvation Army percussion, slide guitar and piano. Add in Patricias powerful voice and a hint of The Ronettes and there you have it, One December Night!
Rock legends Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will speak at SXSW Music 2016. The couple will sit down with USA Todays Mike Snider to discuss one of the most enduring partnerships in music history and the road ahead.
Brooklyn-born, four time Grammy winner, multi-platform artist and mezzo-soprano, Pat Benatar has always been a trailblazer. The duos top 40 hits dominated the MTV revolution with iconic titles such as "Love is a Battlefield", "We Live For Love", "Promises In The Dark", "Hit Me With Your Best Shot", "We Belong", and "Heartbreaker". Producer, songwriter and husband, Neil Giraldo aka Spyder, crafted the signature Benatar sound with his masterful arrangements and steel bending guitar. He also created hits for a variety of other top performers including John Waite, Kenny Loggins, Rick Springfield. Together Benatar and Giraldo continue to be a force to be reckoned with as they hit the road each summer inspiring new bands and thrilling fans all over the world.
The interview will take place on Wednesday, March 16 in Room 16AB of the Austin Convention Center from 12:30PM - 1:30PM.
See this interview and more SXSW Music Conference sessions by registering to attend with a Music or Platinum badge. This also gets you priority entry to nighttime music showcases, unparalleled networking opportunities, personal assistance with booking your hotel and more.
Due to unforeseen, logistical circumstances, beyond the control of Pat Benatar/Neil Giraldo and NightRangerthe concert that was scheduled for Thursday, Feb.11th in Panama City, at the Marina Civic Center has been cancelled. Refunds are available at points of purchase.
You know We Live For Love!
Come celebrate Valentines Day with us, at The Fontainebleau Hotel..#BleauLive
All New Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo VIP Packages Available!
Packages may include; a front row seat, photo op with Pat and Neil, intimate meet & greet backstage with Pat and Neil, On stage tour and Exclusive VIP Merchandise!
For more information on tour dates and to purchase VIP packages click here.
House of Blues Concert Announcement
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: We Live For Love Tour
February 24th rescheduled to June 20th
The February 24th date has been rescheduled to June 20th. We are saddened to share this message from Ms. Benatar:
"Dear Ones-Spyder and I regret that we have to postpone the show scheduled for Feb.24 in Houston, at the House of Blues. We will be flying home to attend my mothers memorial service."
We look forward to seeing you on June 20th and please join us in extending our sympathies for their loss.
All tickets purchased for the original date will be honored. Refunds are available at point of purchase.