Four-time Grammy Award winning rocker PAT BENATAR is confirmed to tour Australia in October with special guests THE BANGLES. Also available for a limited time is the option to purchase BENATER’s live DVD “Summer Vacation” which never been released in Australia.
More than three decades ago, PAT BENATAR began breaking rules and blazed a new trial for female rock stars. Songs such as “Love Is a Battlefield,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “We Live For Love,” and “Heartbreaker” became anthems for a new attitude. At the dawn of MTV, BENATAR was the image of the female rocker for an entire generation of young woman, and the young men who loved them. That generation has grown up with her and others have walked down the path she helped pave.
Still going strong, BENATAR has been married for 28 years to guitarist, songwriter producer, collaborator and soul mate Neil Giraldo. The parents of two daughters, Pat and Neil have been touring almost non-stop for over three decades.
BENATAR is acknowledged as the leading female rock vocalist of the ’80s. During this time she was nominated nine times for Grammy Awards for Best Rock Vocal Performance (female), winning an unprecedented four Grammy Awards in consecutive years from 1980 to 1983. One of the most popular performers in rock, she is also one of the most recognized and admired female artists.
Joining PAT BENATAR on tour in Australia is one of the most successful all-female bands of all time THE BANGLES. Susanna Hoffs joined sisters Vicki and Debbie Peterson to form THE BANGLES in Los Angeles in December, 1980. The band was part of the Los Angeles Paisley Underground scene, which featured groups that played a mixture of 1960s-influenced folk-rock and jangle pop with a more modern garage band undertone.
THE BANGLES’ debut album “All Over the Place” released in 1984 captured their power-pop roots, featuring the singles “Hero Takes a Fall” and “Going Down To Liverpool”. The record received good reviews and attracted the attention of Prince, who later wrote “Manic Monday” for the group. “Manic Monday” went on to become a #2 hit in the US the UK and Germany. The band’s second album “Different Light” in 1986 was more polished than its predecessor and, with the help of the worldwide #1 hit “Walk Like an Egyptian” saw the band firmly in the mainstream. 1988’s “Everything” was anothermulti-platinum smash and included their biggest-selling single, the soft ballad “Eternal Flame”.