LIVE: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo hit SDSU's Open Air Theatre with their best shot on Aug. 23.

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Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo performed at SDSU’s Open Air Theatre on Aug. 23, 2016.
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The husband/wife duo has been performing/touring together for decades, with Giraldo playing on all of her studio albums.
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Some of Benatar's biggest hits include: “Love is a Battlefield,” “Hit Me with Your Best Shot,” “We Belong,” “Invincible,” “Heartbreaker,” “Treat Me Right,” “Fire and Ice” and “All Fired Up.”
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In addition to playing lead guitar, Giraldo is also credited for producing and composing much of Benatar’s work.
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Benatar -- born Patricia Mae Andrzejewski on Jan. 10, 1953 – is a four-time Grammy winner.
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During the ‘80s, she had two multi-platinum selling albums, five platinum albums, three gold albums, and 15 top 40 singles.
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She was dominant in the early days of MTV – and the first female featured on the channel, performing “You Better Run.”
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In 1971, Benatar quit her job as a bank teller to pursue a singing career after seeing a Liza Minnelli concert.
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Her debut album, 1979’s “In the Heat of the Night,” reached No. 12 in the U.S. in 1980.
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It featured a song called “I Need a Lover,” written by one John Cougar (who later became known as John Mellencamp).
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Giraldo and Benatar have been married since 1982.
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Melissa Etheridge joined Benatar and Giraldo on this current tour (look for our Etheridge photos shortly).
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The three donated the ticket sale proceeds from their Mississippi and North Carolina shows to organizations to help fund the reversal of recent anti-LGBT laws passed in those states.
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Benatar’s latest studio album was released in 2003, and is titled “Go.”
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The band’s Aug. 23 set included “Heartbreaker,” “All Fired Up,” “We Live For Love,” “Invincible,” “We Belong,” “Hell Is for Children,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” and “Love Is a Battlefield.”
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