‘Pat Benatar: Ultimate Collection’ to be Released June 24 by Capitol/EMI

May 14, 2008

Benatar will tour to more than 40 cities across North America this summer, performing her top hits and fan favorites.  The tour begins May 16 at Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival in Richardson, TX and includes stops at Detroit’s Rockin’ On The Riverfront festival and Milwaukee’s Summerfest, in addition to headlining concerts in Chicago, Houston, San Francisco and other cities in the U.S. and Canada.

Pat Benatar first burst into international music circles with her 1979 smash, “Heartbreaker.”  When MTV began beaming into America’s living rooms in 1980, the Buggles’ “Video Killed The Radio Star” was the first music video to be broadcast by the network.  Benatar’s hit cover of the Young Rascals’ “You Better Run” was the second.  As she sang “We Belong,” the decade belonged to Benatar, who took home an unprecedented four consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Female Rock Performance and racked up six consecutive Platinum and three Gold RIAA sales certifications for the nine albums she released between 1979 and 1989, selling tens of millions of albums around the world.  

The diversity of Benatar’s fanbase today, a global audience encompassing baby boomers and their Gen X and Gen Y descendents, reflects her music’s vast and enduring appeal. Her strong yet vulnerable vocal missives, whether hurled or gently swept over her band’s solid rock arrangements, sound as fresh and ‘now’ today as they did when they were first recorded. Pat Benatar has inspired new generations of musicians as varied as her audience, and her music is an essential entry in the American rock canon. 

PAT BENATAR: ULTIMATE COLLECTION (2-CD; digital collection)

Disc 1
1.  Heartbreaker                         Pop #23 / charted 12-22-79
2.  I Need A Lover 
3.  In The Heat Of The Night 
4.  We Live For Love                   Pop #27 / charted 4-5-80
5. Treat Me Right                       Pop #18 / charted 1-17-81; Rock #31 / charted 3-21-81
6. You Better Run                      Pop #42 / charted 7-26-80
7. Never Wanna Leave You 
8. Hit Me With Your Best Shot    Pop #9 / charted 10-4-80
9. Hell Is For Children 
10. Promises In The Dark           Pop #38 / charted 10-3-81; Rock #16 / charted 7-25-81
11. Fire And Ice                         Pop #17 / charted 7-18-81; Rock #2 (4 weeks) / charted 7-18-81
12. Just Like Me                        Rock #15 / charted 7-18-81
13. It’s A Tuff Life                       Rock #32 / charted 7-25-81
14. Precious Time 
15. Shadows Of The Night          Pop #13 / charted 10-16-82; Rock #3 / charted 10-16-82
16. Looking For A Stranger         Pop #39 / charted 4-23-83; Rock #4 / charted 12-11-82
17. Anxiety (Get Nervous) 
18. Little Too Late                      Pop #20 / charted 2-5-83; Rock #38 / charted 3-5-83
19. The Victim                           Rock #23 / charted 12-18-82
20. Lipstick Lies 
21. Love Is A Battlefield              Pop #5 / charted 9-24-83; Rock #1 (4 weeks) / charted 10-1-83

Disc 2
1.  Diamond Field                      Rock #20 / charted 12-8-84
2.  We Belong                           Pop #5 / charted 10-27-84; Rock #3 / charted 10-27-84; Adult Contemporary # 34 / charted 11-17-84
3.  Ooh Ooh Song                      Pop #36 / charted 1-19-85; Rock #22 / charted 1-19-85
4.  The Outlaw Blues
5.   Painted Dessert
6.   Invincible (Theme From The Legend Of Billie Jean)      Pop #10 / charted 7-6-85; Rock #4 / charted 6-29-85
7.   Sex As A Weapon               Pop #28 / charted 11-23-85; Rock #5 / charted 11-23-85
8.   Le Bel Age                          Pop #54 / charted 2-15-86; Rock #19 / charted 1-25-86
9.  All Fired Up                          Pop #19 / charted 7-2-88; Rock #2 / charted 7-2-88
10. Don’t Walk Away                 Rock #44 / charted 9-24-88
11. One Love (Song Of The Lion) 
12. Let’s Stay Together
13. Payin’ The Cost To Be The Boss       Rock #17 / charted 4-6-91
14. True Love 
15. I Feel Lucky
16. The Good Life
17. Everybody Lay Down            Rock #3 / charted 5-29-93
18. Somebody’s Baby 
19.  Every Time I Fall Back         (from the TV series “The Young & The Restless”)

Billboard® chart positions courtesy of BPI Communications and Joel Whitburn’s Record Research Publications.

Pat Benatar: Confirmed North American Tour Dates

Fri 05/16/08       Richardson, TX              Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival
Sat 05/17/08      Houston, TX                   Sam Houston Race Park  
Sun 05/18/08     San Antonio, TX             San Antonio Municipal Auditorium  
Sun 06/22/08     Ashburn, VA                  Belmont Country Club  
Tue 06/24/08     Baltimore, MD              Rams Head Live!  
Thu 06/26/08     Niagara Falls, ON          Fallsview Casino Resort  
Fri 06/27/08       Detroit, MI                     Rockin' On The Riverfront / Renaissance Center  
Sat 06/28/08      Joliet, IL                        Joliet Memorial Stadium  
Tue 07/01/08     Milwaukee, WI              Summerfest  
Thu 07/03/08     Mableton, GA                Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre  
Fri 07/04/08       Biloxi, MS                     Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi  
Mon 07/07/08    Clearwater, FL              Ruth Eckerd Hall  
Tue 07/08/08     Orlando, FL                   Hard Rock Cafe / Hard Rock Live  
Fri 07/11/08       Norman, OK                  Riverwind Casino  
Sat 07/12/08      Fayetteville, AR             Arkansas Music Pavilion (AMP)  
Tue 07/15/08     Nashville, TN                 Wildhorse Saloon  
Thu 07/17/08     Knoxville, TN                 Tennessee Theatre  
Fri 07/18/08       Chicago, IL                    House Of Blues  
Sat 07/19/08      Goshen, IN                    Elkhart County 4-H Fair  
Mon 07/21/08    Council Bluffs, IA           Harrah's Casino - Stir Concert Cove  
Sat 07/26/08      Oakville, CA                  Robert Mondavi Winery  
Sun 07/27/08     San Francisco, CA         The Fillmore  
Fri 08/01/08       Costa Mesa, CA            Pacific Amphitheatre  
Sat 08/02/08      Primm, NV                    Star of the Desert Arena  
Sun 08/03/08     San Diego, CA              Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay  
Tue 08/05/08     Saratoga, CA                 The Mountain Winery  
Sat 08/09/08      Aspen, CO                    Belly Up Aspen  
Sun 08/10/08     Colorado Springs, CO     Pikes Peak Center  
Mon 08/11/08    Beaver Creek, CO          Vilar Center For The Arts  
Thu 08/14/08     Silverton, OR                 Oregon Garden  
Fri 08/15/08       Tacoma, WA                 Emerald Queen Casino  
Sat 08/16/08      Richmond, BC              River Rock Casino Resort  
Sun 08/17/08     Coquitlam, BC              Red Robinson Theatre  
Tue 08/19/08     Medicine Hat, AB           The Esplanade  
Wed 08/20/08    Regina, SK                    Casino Regina Show Lounge  
Fri 08/22/08       Thunder Bay, ON           Thunder Bay Community Auditorium  
Sat 08/23/08      Hinckley, MN                 Grand Casino Hinckley  
Sun 08/24/08     Sault Ste. Marie, MI       Kewadin Casino  
Tue 08/26/08     Verona, NY                   Turning Stone Resort & Casino  
Wed 08/27/08    Jim Thorpe, PA              Penn's Peak  
Fri 08/29/08       Lincoln, RI                     Twin River Casino  
Sun 08/31/08     Bridgeport, CT              Klein Memorial Auditorium  
Fri 09/05/08       Coarsegold, CA             Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino  
Sat 09/06/08      Rancho Cucamonga, CA Lewis Family Playhouse

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