Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo are celebrating their 30th marriage anniversary this year in style. They are rekindling the romance that led to a relationship continually reaching the next level, from singer and guitarist to girlfriend and boyfriend to wife and husband. They are doing so by mixing work and pleasure and making it a party across the nation with Pat Benatar tickets for a tour running from late summer to late fall 2012.
It will not just be Benatar and Giraldo. It will also be Loverboy and Journey this time around. For those curious as to what this means, it means it is 1980 all over again and the three groups are ready to relive their glory days. Then love truly was a battlefield for the two, while Loverboy turns it loose and Journey is ready to give the fans any way they want it. This is a tour giving in to the desire for pure nostalgia and it feels just right giving in.
Benatar and Giraldo had been working together since 1978, since the beginning of Benatar’s rise to queen of rock in the 1980s, as evident by the four consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Female Rock Performance and her domination of the MTV for the first half of the decade. Overall, she has released 11 albums, at least six of which went platinum and two went gold. The songs “Heartbreaker”, “Hit Me Your Best Shot”, and “Love is a Battlefield” are known across generations, as they have never been off the radio.
Albums like In the Heat of the Night, Crimes of Passion, and Precious Time made her a star. That star began to fade in the 1990s as rock moved away from hard rock to grunge and onto alternative. Of course, eventually her fans reached an age when they wanted to hear their hits once again. The woman who defined hard rock has been working as hard as a live performer now as when she was a starving artist trying to prove her Julliard roots were not a setback in the down and dirty world of rock and roll.