It’s the powerhouse duo behind one of the largest arsenals of rock hits, including “Love is a Battlefield,” “Hit Me with Your Best Shot,” “Heartbreaker,” “We Live For Love” and more. Together, with Benatar’s mezzo-soprano vocal range and Giraldo’s trailblazing work as a guitarist, producer and songwriter, they’ve forged one of the most successful partnerships in rock history.
Since their initial collaboration 35 years ago on the debut album In The Heat of the Night, they have sold more than 26 million albums and charted 19 Top 40 singles, earning four consecutive Grammy Awards and three American Music Awards.
“35 years ago, ‘Heartbreaker’ was the catalyst for it all,” said Benatar. “It’s hard to believe that so much time has passed. We’re excited to be celebrating this personal and musical milestone. The summer tour should be an incredible, shared experience with the audience.”
Billboard ranked Pat Benatar as one of the most successful female rock vocalists of all time. Her emergence as a fearless, fighting force has helped forge a path for other female rock stars around the world.
In addition to the catalog of more than 100 songs he’s written, produced, arranged and recorded for Benatar, Giraldo’s helped create hits for legions of other artists including John Waite, Rick Springfield (the No. 1, Grammy-winning classic “Jessie’s Girl”), Kenny Loggins and more.