Funtastic 2023: Benatar and Giraldo
October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pat Benatar‘s staggering vocals and take-no-prisoners attitude, along with Neil Giraldo‘s trailblazing artistry as a guitarist, producer and songwriter, forged the undeniable chemistry and unique sound that created some of Rock’s most memorable hits, including “We Belong,” “Invincible,” “Love Is A Battlefield,” “Promises In The Dark,” “We Live For Love,” “Heartbreaker” and “Hell Is For Children.” Together they have created two multi-platinum, five platinum, and three gold albums and achieved nineteen Top 40 hits. They have sold over thirty million records worldwide and have won an unprecedented four consecutive GRAMMY® awards. Their rock and roll love affair has endured for more than three and a half decades. Pat and Neil continue to tour, selling out concerts everywhere.
Opening the show is Chris Trapper, who The Huffington Post deemed “a brilliantly gifted songwriter,” and whose work The New York Times has called “classic pop perfection.” His most recent full-length album, Cold Water Waltz, offers a mostly stripped-down affair, focusing squarely on Trapper’s achingly honest lyrics, honeyed tenor and delicate fingerpicking.
*Please note: the San Diego Symphony Orchestra does not appear on this program.