Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Gear Up to Rock on Tour with Journey

Apr 9. 2012 by User

Four-time Grammy winner Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo are hitting the road with legendary rock band Journey for a concert tour that’s set to launch on July 21st in San Bernadino, California at the San Manuel Amphitheatre.  Shows will span across the U.S. with stops in Seattle, Denver, New York, Indianapolis, Dallas, Atlanta, Jacksonville and many more cities.  The Canadian rock band, Loverboy, will also be part of the stellar performance lineup.
“We're eagerly awaiting the Summer Tour 2012 this year. Journey and Loverboy will be joining us. Performing for our fans is the best part of what we do and we're excited this year to have some surprises and introduce some new material to everyone,” the couple says.
Known as one of the most influential couples in rock & roll, hits by Benatar/Giraldo include “Love Is a Battlefield,” “Hit Me with Your Best Shot,” “Heartbreaker,” “Promises in the Dark,” and “We Belong.”  The powerhouse duo has been married and making music together for more than 33 years.  Their groundbreaking path of success includes a collection of multi-platinum albums, Top 40 singles, Grammys and American Music Awards, plus rave reviews and countless sold-out concerts.
The Benatar/Giraldo partnership remains an unstoppable force in the music industry. Neil Giraldo serves as producer, arranger, co-writer, and lead guitarist for the iconic singer.  The acclaimed multi-instrumentalist is also known for helping shape the distinctive and renowned Benatar sound.  He helped create chart-topping hits for John Waite, Rick Springfield, Kenny Loggins, Steve Forbert, The Del Lords, Beth Hart and many other artists.  In the 80s, Benatar and Giraldo ranked among the most heavily played artists on MTV.  Their video, “You Better Run,” from the 
Crimes of Passion album was the second video to ever air on the television network, making Giraldo the first ever guitar player featured on the channel.
Benatar and Giraldo have sold over 30 million copies of their 12 original albums along with two live records and an anthology.  In August 2003, the CD, 
Go, was released, the first album of new Benatar/Giraldo songs in seven years. Benatar released her long-awaited autobiography in 2010, Between a Heart and a Rock Place, which allowed the world a fascinating glimpse into the life and times of one of the most beloved female rock ‘n’ roll icons of all time. In between albums, the extraordinary pair enjoys devoting time to their 2 daughters, philanthropic/charity work, production projects, writing, touring, managing their vitamin company, and developing new music that is slated to be released in 2013.

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Concert Tour Schedule (check website for updates)
July 21, 2012 
San Bernardino, CA
@ San Manuel Amphitheatre
July 22, 2012
Stateline, CA @ Harvey’s Outdoor Arena
July 24, 2012
Paso Robles @ Paso Robles Fair
July 26, 2012
Cheyenne, WY @ Cheyenne Frontier Days
July 28, 2012
Seattle, WA
@ The Gorge
July 29, 2012
Spokane, WA
@ Northern Quest Casino - Amphitheater
August 3, 2012
Salt Lake City, UT
@ USANA Amphitheatre
August 4, 2012
Denver, CO
@ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre

August 8, 2012
Indianapolis, IN @ Indiana State Fair – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
August 10, 2012
Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Amphitheatre
August 15, 2012
Canandaigua, NY
@ Consellation Brands Sands PAC
August 17, 2012
Louisville, KY @ Kentucky State Fair – Freedom Hall
August 18, 2012
Des Moines, IA
@ Iowa State Fair – Grandstand
August 24, 2012
Houston, TX
@ Cynthia Woods Pavilion
August 25, 2012
Dallas, TX
@ Gexa Amphitheatre
August 31, 2012
Kansas City, KS
@ Live Strong Sporting Park
September 1, 2012
Saint Paul, MN @ Minnesota State Fair Grandstand
September 21, 2012
Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music City
September 22, 2012
Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center

September 28, 2012
Bangor, ME @
Waterfront Park
October 6, 2012
Atlanta, GA@ Aaron’s Amphitheatre
October 12, 2012

Tampa, FL @ 1-800-Ask Gary Amphitheatre
October 13, 2012
West Palm Beach, FL
@ Crazan Amphitheatre



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