Another Great Act Making Its First Appearance At The Lowell Summer Music Series
“Pat Benatar: she’s always been a rule-breaker and a trail-blazer, she remains a bold and distinctive artist both on stage and on record, and now, after more than three decades in rock ‘n’ roll, she’s a bona fide living legend.
“The world was first introduced to Giraldo and Benatar’s enduring partnership and rock ‘n’ roll love affair with the release of their 1979 album In The Heat Of The Night, which included the classic “Heartbreaker”, as well as the Giraldo-penned hit, “We Live For Love.” The album went platinum. 1980 Grammy winning album, Crimes of Passion, saw Giraldo arranging, playing guitar and keyboards and providing vocals on many of the songs. The album included “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” and reached quintuple platinum while giving Pat her first Top 10, million selling hit. The duo continued in 1981 with Precious Time, which had Giraldo officially on board as producer and arranger; as well as guitar, keyboards and vocals. Precious Time delivered a second Grammy for Benatar, for the lead single, “Fire and Ice”, and went double platinum, outdoing its predecessor by hitting #1. These achievements cemented the Giraldo/Benatar partnership as an increasingly unstoppable force in the music industry. Pat Benatar is acknowledged as the leading female rock vocalist of the ‘80s – a feat marked by her unprecedented winning of four consecutive Grammy Awards between 1980 and 1983 as well as three American Music Awards.
“Their latest album is a double live album and DVD called 35th Anniversary Tour, chronicling their live show. Release date is April 28, 2015.
“In their thirty-fifth anniversary year, Benatar and Giraldo remain a rock ‘n’ roll powerhouse, selling out concerts and still wowing audiences after over three decades in music together. Theirs is a chemistry that will, undoubtedly, be thrilling music-lovers forever.”
Tickets for the Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo show are priced at $49 in advance (fee-free!), $55 on the day of the show (if available) and children 12 and under are always free courtesy of Eastern Bank. There are also premium seats – beach chairs are provided by the Series – set in two rows directly in front of the stage for $149. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, May 6 at 9 a.m. through Lowell Summer Music Series.
For those of you who are unaware of the Series, or if you are aware of it but have never attended a show there, it is an outdoor (weather permitting) concert series held on National Park Service grounds in Lowell, Massachusetts. The Series is not-for-profit, which helps keep the ticket prices reasonable.
Surrounding Boarding House Park are old mill buildings, part of the Lowell National Historical Park, which you can tour if you arrive early enough. They provide an unusual setting for an evening of great music and ambiance.
The Series generally runs from late June to early September.
This Series is dear to my heart. I have been a season pass holder since 2007 and it is one of the highlights of the year (and of summer in particular) for me. Many lasting friendships have been made there. I expect this will be another excellent year!
I will post additional announcements for the Series as they are made.
Shows announced to date are:
June 19 (Friday) – Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Jonny Lang
June 20 (Saturday) – Ani DiFranco
June 26 (Friday) – Mike Gordon
July 9 (Thursday) – The Wood Brothers with Tall Heights
July 10 (Friday) – Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo
July 17 (Friday) – Chris Robinson Brotherhood
July 18 (Saturday) – Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam
July 30 (Thursday) – Tower of Power
July 31 (Friday) – The Official Blues Brothers Revue
August 1 (Saturday) – Gordon Lightfoot
August 7 (Friday) – Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
August 14 (Friday) – Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
August 27 (Thursday) – John Hiatt & The Combo and the Taj Mahal Trio
August 28 (Friday) – Lake Street Dive
August 29 (Saturday) – Melissa Etheridge
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