When: Fri., Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. 2016
In October of 1980, Pat Benatar and future husband Neil Giraldo graced the cover of Rolling Stone — Benatar dominant in leather and red stripes, Giraldo consumed by her élan. It was a fitting tip-off for the decade, when she broke through as the first female artist to perform on MTV and became one of the station’s go-to hit-makers. (If I can learn the “Love Is a Battlefield” shimmy-shake dance before I die, I will have no regrets.) A slightly incongruous and totally awesome choice for the rodeo, Benatar and guitarist Neil Giraldo celebrate their 34th year of marriage with a tour of her zeitgeist hits.