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30 Jan

Pat Benatar’s 35th Anniversary Concert Premiers on AXS TV

This past weekend, AXS TV premiered an exciting and exclusive new concert featuring the dynamic-duo of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, celebrating the 35th anniversary of the monumental hit single, “Heartbreaker.”  Filmed at the Paramount Theater in Huntington, Long Island, during the group’s 2014 US tour, Pat Benatar and her backing band of top-notch musicians flawlessly performed a plethora of hit singles throughout this remarkable concert, including “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “We Belong,” “Love is a Battlefield,” and the aforementioned “Heartbreaker.”  A teaser video of the band performing “Love is a Battlefield” can be viewed below.

Backing Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo on this performance, as he has for the past several years, is newly-welcomed Pearl Artist, Chris Ralles.  Teaming up with his beautiful Reference Series drums, Chris delivers a powerful statement with each note throughout the concert, offering a rock-solid foundation for each track while unleashing with a tasteful-yet-thrilling drum-fill when given the space.  For the entirety of the Pat Benatar 35th Anniversary Tour, Chris Ralles turned to the proven tones of his Reference Series drums, topped by 14x6.5 Sensitone Aluminum snare drum, and held together by the tough ICON Rack System.  More information on Chris Ralles, including full kit specs, can be found here.

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