Rock & Roll Hall of Famers to perform at Colorado State Fair

Singer-songwriter Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo perform on stage during the 37th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Microsoft Theatre on Nov. 5, 2022, in Los Angeles.

A pair of Rock & Roll Hall of Famers who’ve sold more than 36 million records worldwide are set to perform in Pueblo this summer during the 2023 Colorado State Fair.

The state fair announced Monday in a news release that one of the “most formidable power couples in rock history” — 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo — are joining the lineup of musical acts performing at this year’s fair.

Benatar and Giraldo will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 3 in a show presented by the Colorado Lottery.

Because of the state lottery’s sponsorship, tickets for the show will not be available through the state fair box office and must be purchased with vouchers obtained by making qualifying purchases of lottery products.

“Thanks to the sponsorship of the Colorado Lottery, those who make a qualifying purchase of $30 or more on a single ticket of Powerball (with or without Powerplay and/or Double Play), Mega Millions (with or without Megaplier), Colorado Lotto+ (with or without Plus), or Lucky for Life will receive a voucher redeemable for concert admission, while supplies last,” the state fair announced in its release.

Vouchers can be redeemed for a concert ticket at

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Each voucher is good for one gate and concert admission for the show, and each lottery player can redeem a maximum of two vouchers per email address.

Benatar and Giraldo are known for some of their ultra-popular rock hits such as "We Belong," "Invincible," "Love Is A Battlefield," "Promises In The Dark," "We Live For Love," and "Heartbreaker."

The pair have combined to create two multi-platinum, five platinum and three gold albums, as well as 19 Top 40 hits.

Singer-songwriter Pat Benatar, right, and Neil Giraldo perform on stage during the 37th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Microsoft Theatre on Nov. 5, 2022, in Los Angeles.

Benatar is known as one of the most successful rock acts of the 1980s: Of the 10 Grammy Award ceremonies that took place in the '80s, Benatar was nominated for Best Female Rock Performance nine times. She and Giraldo — who have been married since 1982 — won an unprecedented four consecutive Grammy Awards from 1980 to 1983.

The iconic duo are the most recent acts announced for the annual fair, in its 151st year. Headliners previously announced for for this year’s fair include Lady A, Lil Jon with special guest Chingy, Ian Munsick, Chase Rice, Sawyer Brown, and comedian Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias.

Advance general admission tickets to the fair are on sale now for $9 per day, and single-day carnival tickets are available for $32. Both discounted ticket offers are available through Aug. 24.

Other fair tickets, including general admission, concert and rodeo tickets, can be purchased online at, by phone at 1-800-514-3849, and in person at the Colorado State Fair box office. Concert tickets purchased through Aug. 24 include general admission to the fair.

Chieftain editor Zach Hillstrom can be reached at or on Twitter @ZachHillstrom.

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