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Photo Gallery: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo “A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening” at Pearl Concert Theater

Photo Gallery: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo "A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening" at Pearl Concert Theater
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: The 35th Anniversary Tour
kicked off with “Shadows Of The Night,” which was a top ten hit for the couple on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart in 1982 (Photo credit: Shane O’Neal – www.shaneone.com)

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo "A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening" at Pearl Concert Theater
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo “A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening” at Pearl Concert Theater

Photo credit: Shane O’Neal – www.shaneone.com.

Other chart entries included her chart-topping classic “Love Is A Battlefield,” in addition to “All Fired Up,” “Invincible,” “Sex As A Weapon,” and perhaps the song for which the couple is best known – “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” which was a Top-10 hit on the Hot 100 in 1980.

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo "A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening" at Pearl Concert Theater
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo “A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening” at Pearl Concert Theater

Photo credit: Shane O’Neal – www.shaneone.com.

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” and “Invincible.”

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo "A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening" at Pearl Concert Theater
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo “A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening” at Pearl Concert Theater

Photo credit: Shane O’Neal – www.shaneone.com.

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 Pat emerged, fearless, fighting and forging a path for other female rock stars around the world.

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo "A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening" at Pearl Concert Theater
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo “A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening” at Pearl Concert Theater

Photo credit: Shane O’Neal – www.shaneone.com.

Neil “Spyder” James Giraldo, has been a professional musician, producer, arranger and songwriter for over four decades now, changing the face of the pop charts throughout the 1980s with his collaborator, muse and wife, Pat Benatar.

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo "A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening" at Pearl Concert Theater
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo “A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening” at Pearl Concert Theater

Photo credit: Shane O’Neal – www.shaneone.com.

More than just an explosive steel bending guitar player, Giraldo’s innovative vision helped him create the signature Benatar sound, from its inception.

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo "A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening" at Pearl Concert Theater
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo “A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening” at Pearl Concert Theater

Photo credit: Shane O’Neal – www.shaneone.com.

His impressive 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 (Number One, Grammy-winning classic “Jessie’s Girl” and Top Ten hit “I’ve Done Everything For You” included), Kenny Loggins (Top Twenty hit “Don’t Fight It” – also Grammy-nominated), Steve Forbert, The Del Lords, Beth Hart and countless others.