Tuesday March 25, 2014
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Part of the Audi Concert Series
Pat Benatar and Neil "Spyder" Giraldo have been an unstoppable rock 'n' roll powerhouse since their initial collaboration 35 years ago on the debut album "In The Heat of the Night." Together, with Benatar's mezzo-soprano vocal range and Giraldo's trail-blazing work as a guitarist, producer and songwriter, they have sold more than 26 million albums and charted 19 Top 40 singles including "Love is a Battlefield", "Hit Me with Your Best Shot", "Heartbreaker", "We Live For Love", "Promises In The Dark," "We Belong" and more - leading to four consecutive Grammy Awards between 1980 and 1983, as well as three American Music Awards.
Today, Benatar and Giraldo remain one of rock 'n' roll's most successful duos, inspiring future generations of artists, selling out concerts, and wowing audiences around the world. Billboard Magazine ranked Benatar as one of the most successful female rock vocalist of all-time. Her emergence as a fearless, fighting force has helped forge a path for other female rock stars around the world. In addition to the arsenal of more then 100 songs he's written, produced, arranged and recorded for Benatar, Giraldo's helped create hits for legions of other artists including John Waite, Rick Springfield (No. 1, Grammy-winning classic "Jessie's Girl and Top Ten hit "I've Done Everything for You"), Kenny Loggins and more. Theirs is a chemistry that will, undoubtedly, be thrilling music lovers forever.