Cher, with Pat Benatar and Spyder Giraldo at DC Verizon Center – tickets on sale now

Neil (Spyder) Giraldo and Pat Benatar (Photo: Jacquie Kubin)
Neil (Spyder) Giraldo and Pat Benatar (Photo: Jacquie Kubin)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (JANUARY 30, 2014) – Verizon Center will host Cher with special guests Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo on her “Dressed To Kill Tour”.  Tickets for all dates are on sale now, and for complete “Dressed To Kill” tour details and ticket information, please visit

Neil (Spyder) Giraldo and Pat Benatar  (Photo: Jacquie Kubin)
Neil (Spyder) Giraldo and Pat Benatar (Photo: Jacquie Kubin)

In a joint statement, Pat Benatar and Neil “Spyder” Giraldo remarked, “We’re excited to be with Cher on the Dressed to Kill tour kicking off our 35th anniversary.”

Pat Benatar and Neil “Spyder” Giraldo have been an unstoppable rock ‘n’ roll powerhouse since their initial collaboration 35 years ago on the debut album, In The Heat of the Night. Together, with Benatar’s mezzo-soprano vocal range and Giraldo’s trail-blazing work as a guitarist, producer and songwriter, they have sold more than 26 million albums and charted 19 Top 40 singles including “Love is a Battlefield”, “Hit Me with Your Best Shot”, “Heartbreaker”, “We Live For Love”, “Promises In The Dark,” “We Belong” and more -leading to four consecutive Grammy Awards between 1980 and 1983, as well as three American Music Awards.

Today, Benatar and Giraldo remain one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most successful duos, inspiring future generations of artists, selling out concerts and wowing audiences around the world.  Billboard magazine ranked 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 arsenal 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 (No. 1, Grammy-winning classic “Jessie’s Girl and Top Ten hit “I’ve Done Everything for You”), Kenny Loggins and more. Theirs is a chemistry that will, undoubtedly, be thrilling music lovers forever.

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