Iconic 80s superstar, Pat Benatar and husband-guitarist, Neil 'Spyder' Giraldo are gearing up to rock the Capitol Theatre this Saturday; weather permitting with the predicted impending snowstorm coming this weekend. As they say in show business; it must go on! The duo are no stranger to Westchester; they performed last summer at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway for their first-ever summer concert series. Benatar is expected to perform many of her hits, including; “Fire and Ice” “Heartbreaker” “Promises in the Dark,” “Precious Time,” “We Belong” and more.
In a recent interview with Giraldo, he gave me a glimpse into some upcoming projects (and what fans can expect from their concert at the Cap.)
“This is an off-season tour for us—we try to put new stuff in there; there's always a few surprises that we don't know we're going to do it all depends on how much time I have during the day and during soundcheck,” he said by phone. You never know, there's all kinds of new stuff. For the most part, until we get something released out there I would give everybody most of the hits and then a few surprises.”
Neil says the 90-minutes that they're on stage is time well spent.
“Everything else is not tiresome but it gets “old.” You can't get good food; that's the struggle. I love running, exercising but overall it's a lot of fun and a great life I just wish I had a bigger studio and had more time to create while I was on the road.”
He's currently writing an autobiography about his adventures on the road.
“People ask me, “Hey, Spyder; aren't your stories just as wild as your wife's maybe even wilder! I had a wilder past before her! So I started scribbling people seemed to like it— We started together we were partners so you'll look forward to a book from me as well,” he stated.
Neil is also working on a Christmas album, (the darker side of the holidays, that is!)
“I'm working on a solo Christmas record with a very good buddy of mine–I like to refer to it as not a “Frosty the Snowman” Christmas record! It's dark, it's happy it's about love lost, found, and lost again—hardships around the season. I have a lot of projects that I'm doing we're doing a record Patricia and I so a lot of great surprises are going on.”
The couple have performed at many older theaters. And with the Cap back in action; it's going to be an unforgettable evening.
“We've been to many old theaters and they are so beautiful! I love them!” he stated.
For tour dates and further information, visit Pat and Neil's website, benatargiraldo.com.