Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo return to Kalamazoo to play songs from their 35 years together on May 2 at the State Theatre.

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  • Who: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo
  • Where: Kalamazoo State Theatre, 404 S. Burdick, Kalamazoo
  • When: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
  • How Much: Tickets $59.50-$99.50

Rock & roll and life on the road is notorious for breaking up marriages but Pat Benatar and Neil Geraldo have made love last for 35 years and counting. The pair were married in 1982, the year Benatar's breakout album Get Nervous hit the record racks at Believe in Music stores all across Michigan. The band was touring then, too, and played Kalamazoo's Wings Stadium on November 27, 1982. From, here's what they played:

  1. Treat Me Right

  2. No You Don't

  3. You Better Run

  4. Anxiety (Get Nervous)

  5. Fight It Out

  6. Shadows of the Night

  7. Heartbreaker

  8. The Victim

  9. Precious Time

  10. I Want Out

  11. In the Heat of the Night

  12. We Live for Love

  13. Promises in the Dark

  14. Little Paradise

Having seen them at Meijer Gardens in 2015, I can tell you they are still playing at least 5 of those songs today. Pat's voice is nearly as strong as it always has been and Spyder is incredible on the guitar. But watch Neil watch Pat while she is singing and when he solos, watch her face light up. Even though they have been together more than 35 years each is the other's biggest fan and that's what makes this show special.

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