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Lewis Black on Sept 11 and Rock Duo Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo on July 21

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces
Two New Performances for 2015

Grammy® Award Winning Comedian Lewis Black on September 11 and Award Winning Rock Duo Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo On July 21

Tickets on sale Friday, May 1, 2015

SANTA ROSA, CA (April 27, 2015) – Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts announced two new performances to the 2015 line-up  featuring celebrated rock duo Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: 35th Anniversary Tour on Friday, July 31, 2015, and on Friday, September 11, 2015, Live Nation presents Grammy Award winning comedian Lewis Black: The Rant is Due Part Deux. Tickets for Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: 35th Anniversary Tour and Lewis Black: The Rant is Due Part Deux are $65 and $45. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, May 1, 2015 at noon and will be available online at lutherburbankcenter.org, by calling 707-546-3600, and in person at the box office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa.

Grammy® Award-winning powerhouse duo and rock-n-roll legends Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo bring their undeniable chemistry and unprecedented sound to Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. She sings the songs, and he plays them. Along the way, the union of Pat Benatar and Neil “Spyder” Giraldo has become one of the most successful in music history, and their legacy continues to be celebrated across the globe. The couple is kicking off their 35th Anniversary Tour, and will make a one-night-only stop in Santa Rosa.

The rock duo’s exceptional journey began with their debut album, In the Heat of the Night. They would soon grace the cover of Rolling Stone, and make history with the hit single “You Better Run,” which gave them the distinction of being the first female vocalist and the first guitar player featured on MTV. In 1981, Giraldo began co-producing the pair’s recording sessions, starting with Precious Time. By the end of 1982, they were married in a Hawaiian ceremony.

Benatar and Giraldo’s collection of hits include “We Belong,” “Promises in the Dark,” “Hell Is for Children,” “Love Is a Battlefield,” and “Heartbreaker.” The duo has scored two RIAA-certified Multi-Platinum albums, five RIAA-certified Platinum albums, and three RIAA-certified Gold albums during their storied career. Benatar, a four-time Grammy Award winner, has three American Music Awards. Together, Benatar and Giraldo, have 19 Top 40 singles and multiple Top 10 singles.

Following the highly successful 2014 “The Rant is Due Tour”; Lewis Black returns to Santa Rosa with his all new 2015 tour, The Rant is Due Part Deux presented by Live Nation. Grammy Award-winning stand-up comedian, is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today executing a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, his live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience.  He is a passionate performer who is a more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.

Lewis Black came into national prominence with his appearances on The Daily Show in 1996.  Those appearances on The Daily Show led to comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime and Epix.  In 2001, he won the Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards. He has released eight comedy albums, including the 2007 Grammy Award-winning “The Carnegie Hall Performance.” Black won his second Grammy Award for his album “Stark Raving Black.” He has also published three bestselling books, Nothing’s Sacred (Simon & Schuster, 2005), Me of Little Faith (Riverhead Books, 2008) and I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas (Riverhead Books, 2010).

Tickets for Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: 35th Anniversary Tour and Lewis Black: The Rant is Due Part Deux are $65 and $45. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, May 1, 2015 at noon and will be available online at lutherburbankcenter.org, by calling 707-546-3600, and in person at the box office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa.

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