June 15, 2013
In an amazing co-headlining stop, Cheap Trick and Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo will rock on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $50, plus additional service fees.
Cheap Trick may be one of the most covered bands of all time. Since the ’70s they’ve been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is instantly catchy and recognizable. With timeless classics such as “I Want You to Want Me,” “Surrender,” and “The Flame,” Cheap Trick are a musical institution. With more than 5,000 performances, 20 million records sold, 29 movie soundtracks and 40 gold and platinum recording awards, the band was honored in October 2007 by the Chicago Chapter of NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences) for their contributions to the music industry.
Not many bands expand outside the industry like Cheap Trick, having been featured in the John Varvatos Spring 2008 ad campaign and having written and performed the theme song for Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.”
The band’s most current release, The Latest, (released on CD, vinyl and 8-track) has garnered glowing reviews worldwide and continues Cheap Trick’s reign as power-pop progenitors as they continue their legacy of over 35 years in the music industry.
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo are one of the most celebrated couples in the music industry. Their smash hits include “Love is a Battlefield,” “Hit Me with Your Best Shot,” “Promises in the Dark” and “We Belong.” Benatar has scored multi-platinum albums, four Grammy awards, 19 Top 40 singles, sold more than 30 million records and was twice named Rolling Stone’s “Favorite Female Vocalist.” Giraldo’s impressive catalog includes more than 100 songs written, produced, arranged and recorded for Benatar as well as hits he helped create for John Waite, Rick Springfield, Kenny Loggins, Steve Forbert, The Del Lords, Beth Hart and various other musical artists. He’s one of the most well-known guitarists of his time.
Together, their vision merged explosively on her 1979 debut album, In The Heat Of The Night, which included hits like “Heartbreaker” and the Giraldo-penned “We Live For Love” and ultimately went platinum. A year later, Crimes of Passion, gave Benatar per first Top 10 hit with “Hit Me With Your Best Shot.” The album eventually scored a Grammy award. Countless hit records, accolades and awards followed and in 2002, Benatar and Giraldo released a live CD and DVD titled Summer Vacation Soundtrack Live. New material was released in 2003 with Go, Benatar’s first studio release in seven years.
Benatar and Giraldo remain a rock ‘n’ roll powerhouse today, selling out concerts and still wowing audiences after more than three decades in music together.