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Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo coming to Mohegan Pa. in Wilkes-Barre on July 28

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo coming to Mohegan Pa. in Wilkes-Barre on July 28
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From a press release:

It was announced today that recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will perform at Mohegan Pennsylvania’s outdoor concert venue in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, July 28 as part of their 2023 Funtastic Tour.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m., rain or shine.

Tickets, which are $55, go on sale this Friday, April 21 at 10 a.m. via and the Mohegan Pennsylvania box office, located at the hotel front desk (1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre). There will be a limited number of VIP packages available for purchase. Entry is general admission, and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. This event is 21+ and valid identification is required upon entry.

“Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo are among the most formidable power couples in rock history. Together, they created a sound that deeply impacted the sonic landscape of the 1980s,” the Rock Hall stated when they were inducted last year.

In a pop culture world defined by its perpetual changes, the partnership of singer/songwriter Pat Benatar and producer/musician Neil Giraldo has been a potent, steadfast union that has soared to the top of the charts and into fans’ hearts on their own terms. Her staggering vocals and take-no-prisoners attitude, along with his trailblazing artistry as a guitarist, producer, and songwriter, forged the undeniable chemistry and unique sound that created eternal rock hits, including “We Belong,” “Invincible,” “Love Is a Battlefield,” “Promises in the Dark,” “We Live for Love,” “Heartbreaker,” and “Hell Is for Children.”

Their stunning achievements are a testament to their vision. Together, Benatar and Giraldo have created two multi-platinum, five platinum, and three gold albums, as well as 19 Top 40 hits. They have sold over 36 million records worldwide and have won an unprecedented four consecutive Grammy Awards. They have also been feted with three American Music Awards, a People’s Choice Award, a 2008 induction into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, and most recently became Rock and Roll Hall of Famers in 2022.

Mohegan Pennsylvania, owned by Mohegan, was the first destination to bring gaming to Pennsylvania in 2006 and has since become one of the premier entertainment, gaming, shopping, and dining destinations in the state. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Mohegan Pennsylvania features a 238-room hotel with on-site spa and adjacent 20,000 square-foot Convention Center. It is currently home to 67,000 square feet of gaming space, including nearly 60 live table games, more than 1,700 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment, and live harness racing. It is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware.