Toto / Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
Two multi-Grammy Award winning groups: TOTO and Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo will team up this summer for a run of shows in North America. Three co-headline appearances have been announced including a stop in Los Angeles at The Greek Theatre on August 27.
“I’ve known Neil a long time and he’s a fantastic musician,” Toto’s Steve Lukather commented. “Pat’s voice is one of the all-time greats and we’re super excited to join together with them to do some shows this summer.”
“Looking forward to sharing the stage this year with our good friends and great players, Toto,” Pat and Neil shared. “We’ve known each other for years and never had the opportunity to do an extended tour together until now. Should be good times for all.”
Pat Benatar & Neil “Spyder” Giraldo are a powerhouse duo. With Benatar’s mezzo-soprano vocal range and Giraldo’s trail-blazing work as a guitarist, producer and songwriter, Pat Benatar and Neil “Spyder” Giraldo have forged one of the most successful partnerships in music history. Their undeniable chemistry and unprecedented sound created an arsenal of rocks most memorable hits including “Love is a Battlefield”, “Hit Me with Your Best Shot”, “Heartbreaker”, “We Live For Love”, “Promises In The Dark,” “We Belong,” and more. Their rock and roll love affair has endured for more than three and a half decades. Pat and Neil (Spyder) continue to tour, selling out concerts and wowing audiences everywhere.
With close to 40 years together and literally thousands of credits, including the biggest selling album of all time: Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and accolades to their names, TOTO remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world.
In 2015, Toto released their first new studio album in ten years – TOTO XIV. The album exhibited world-class musicianship, masterful arrangements, topical lyrical commentary, and melodies that the collective talents of Lukather, Paich, Porcaro, Williams and their assembled band-mates brought to life. It debuted Top 10 in nine countries around the world and became their most successful album since 1988 in the U.S. and UK.
In 2016 they released the Blu-Ray/DVD title Live At Montreux which quickly charted Top Five or better around the globe as well. With the band’s 40th Anniversary coming up in 2018, TOTO has major plans in the works to celebrate their enduring career.
- Sunday, Aug 27 Greek Theatre