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Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo Announce Summer 2016 Tour With Melissa Etheridge

Stephen Lovekin / Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images
Stephen Lovekin / Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

Two women who are among the most powerfully voiced in rock history are teaming up. Pat Benatar (with husband/guitar player Neil Giraldo) and Melissa Etheridge have announced a co-headlining tour that will take place this summer.

The dates, which are listed below, begin at the Beacon Theater in New York City on July 6 and will cover a good portion of the East Coast before they talk a break after the July 16 concert at the Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta. After a few weeks off, they will resume on Aug. 9 in Interlochen, Mich., and head west, concluding at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino in Airway Heights, Wash., on Aug. 27.

Both acts have shows on their calendar before they team up, so check Benatar / Giraldo‘s and Etheridge‘s websites for their respective itineraries, as well as complete ticket information and VIP packages.

For Benatar and Giraldo, it’s a return to the road after last year’s tour, which saw the couple celebrate their 35 years together. But they received a bit of a scare when Giraldo required emergency surgery to his left eye, which forced the few weeks worth of dates to be canceled.

Pat Benatar / Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge 2016 Summer Tour

7/6 — New York, N.Y.
7/7 — Vienna, Va.
7/9 — Atlantic City, N.J.
7/10 — Gilford, N.H.
7/12 — Reading, Pa.
7/13 — Selbyville, Del.
7/15 — Boone, N.C.
7/16 — Atlanta, Ga.
8/9 — Interlochen, Mich.
8/11 — West Allis, Wisc.
8/14 — Shawnee, Okla.
8/15 — Albuquerque, N.M.
8/19 — Temecula, Calif.
8/21 — Los Angeles, Calif.
8/23 — San Diego, Calif.
8/24 — Saratoga, Calif.
8/27 — Airway Heights, Wash.

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