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

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