The Wheeler Opera House and Belly Up Aspen will co-present A Very Intimate Evening with Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo on Wednesday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. The husband and wife duo have been rock icons since the late 1970s, when Benatar was a rising icon known for chart-topping hits like “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “Love Is A Battlefield,” “We Belong,” and “All Fired Up” and Giraldo was a guitarist in her band. Tickets are $88-$110 (Wheeler Wins pricing available) and are available now at the Wheeler Opera House Box Office (970.920.5770/ aspenshowtix.com). The Wheeler Opera House is located at 320 E. Hyman Ave., Aspen, CO.
“This acoustic show by these two rock n’ roll legends provides a rare opportunity to experience their artistry up close and personal. We are thrilled to partner with our friends at Belly Up Aspen to present these two extraordinary artists for an evening of music audiences will never forget,” states Wheeler Opera House Executive Director Gena Buhler.
Pat Benatar and husband Neil “Spyder” James Giraldo have always been a rule-breakers and trail-blazers. The dynamic duo remain bold and distinctive artists both on stage and on record, and now, after more than three decades in rock ‘n’ roll, they’re bonafide living legends.
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 “Seven the Hard Way.” 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.
Giraldo’s 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.