Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Tour Canceled

The remaining shows for the current Pat Benatar & Neil “Spyder” Giraldo tour have been canceled following the latter’s emergency eye surgery.

Benatar posted a message on Facebook Aug. 7 in which she said her husband was “doing great after emergency eye surgery.” The post included a photo of Giraldo in his hospital bed sporting bandages over his left eye.  Giraldo posted a message on the couple’s website saying he had been experiencing headaches for the “past month” and had been “performing through the pain.”

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Shortly after undergoing emergency eye surgery.

But that was last week.  This week Benatar posted the news fans were fearing – that the rest of the tour has been canceled.


“It has been a crazy week ……Spyder’s eye injury was unexpected and terrifying. Thanking God and the Universe that he was able to have surgery immediately and save his eye. He is healing nicely and expected to make a full recovery! Unfortunately, not soon enough for us to continue the tour. He is unable to fly, exert himself or engage in any activity that could compromise the healing process. So with heavy hearts, we will have to cancel the scheduled dates, through Alaska (Sept. 6). We know this is such a huge disappointment for everyone, us included. We were having a blast out there, celebrating our milestone anniversary with all of you! Ya’ll were there every night….singing your hearts out, rockin’ like crazy! We thank you for your never ending enthusiasm and dedication… are the BEST! We hope you understand that we must do this, to ensure Spyder’s good health for the future. We hope to be out there performing for ya’ll for many years to come! We’ll keep you posted on his progress and any updates regarding future performances. Thank you for your good wishes and your continued patience and support.”

Check with local venues regarding refunds.