Pat Benatar’s Brooklyn-born attitude gave her catch pop tunes an edge that made her one of the most successful artists of the early ‘80s. First taking the stage in the late ‘70s in New York City’s surging alternative punk and new wave scene, She emerged as a bona fide commercial success in 1979 when her first single, Heartbreaker, spent four months on the Billboard charts getting heavy DJ play even though it never cracked the top twenty. Quick follow-up singles like 1980’s Hit Me With Your Best Shot and You Better Run kept Pat Benatar on those same charts for the better part of three years. Heavy MTV rotation and a string of awards, including three consecutive Grammys for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for her album Crimes of Passion and singles Fire and Ice and Shadows of the Night proved she had a critical cache most pop stars craved. Seemingly at the top of her game, Pat Benatar shifted sounds a bit, moving from tougher-than-nails fighter to wounded warrior with pop-inspired songs like 1983’s Love Is a Battlefield, and yet the hits kept coming throughout the decade. Finally, in the 1990s, she slowed her touring and recording schedules, though her ballads of bitter break-ups and enduring resolved have lent themselves to dozens of TV and movie scenes. Pat Benatar, the diva of power pop with the vocal chords of a gritty, tortured soul singer, has survived intact and seen a musical resurgence in the 2000s, just in time to celebrate her 35th anniversary as one of classic rock’s premiere performers. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Pat Benatar Tickets.
Pat Benatar 35th Anniversary Tour
Pat Benatar celebrated her 35th anniversary as a recording star in 2014, but that doesn’t mean a good tour can’t go on for another year. In fact, fans can get a sample of her 35th anniversary tour from the two-disc CD/DVD set that’s already been released, though nothing beats seeing her live. Tickets guarantee that audiences will see her energetic and extended performances of such concert staples as Hit Me With Your Best Shot and Heartbreaker, as well as fan favorites and exemplary highlights like Promises in the Dark and Shadows of the Night. Touring with her husband of thirty-three years, guitarist Neil Giraldo, Pat Benatar has led her band across the country for the better part of year, performing solo shows and adding cancelled dates from 2014 with fellow music icon Cher. The tour wraps up with an extended run of the Northeast with casino and mid-size venue dates sure to sell-out like most of the events on this tour. For longtime fans, or just those wanting to know more about Pat Benatar, the show opens with a video collage covering her career, but then it’s straight to the music that’s been all over the FM dial for thirty-five years and is sure to be there for many years to come.