Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo To Perform At Warner Theatre
ERIE — Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will perform live at the Warner Theatre on Sept. 20 celebrating more than 35 years together.
A four-time Grammy winner, Benatar is a classically trained mezzo-soprano. During the 1980s, Benatar had two RIAA-certified Multi-Platinum albums, five RIAA-certified Platinum albums, three RIAA-certified Gold albums and 19 Top 40 singles, including the Top 10 hits, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “Love Is a Battlefield,” “We Belong Together.” And “Invincible.” During the early days of MTV Benatar was one of the most heavily played artists on the popular music channel. Her hits continue to be as unforgettable now as they were at the dawn of MTV, when she emerged, fearless, fighting and forging a path for other female rock stars around the world.
Neil “Spyder” James Giraldo, has been a professional musician, producer, arranger and songwriter for more than 40 years working with his wie and collaborator, Pat Benatar. A guitar player, Giraldo’s innovative vision helped him create the signature Benatar sound from its inception.
His back catalog includes more than 100 songs written, produced, arranged and recorded for Benatar, as well as many hits he helped create for John Waite, Rick Springfield (Grammy-winning “Jessie’s Girl” and Top 10 hit “I’ve Done Everything For You” included), Kenny Loggins, Steve Forbert, The Del Lords, Beth Hart and others.
Tickets can be purchased at the Erie Insurance Arena box office, www.erieevents.com or by calling 814-452-4857.