LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 12: Singer and songwriter Pat Benatar performs at the Revlon Run/Walk for women held at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on May 12, 2007 in Los Angeles California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Pat Benatar *** Local Caption *** Pat Benatar
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The last of this summer’s Buffalo Place Rocks Canalside weekends kicks off Friday, as Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo return for a full-force tour through several decades of massive rock radio hits, among them “Heartbreaker,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” and “Love is A Battlefield.”

Guitarist (and Benatar’s husband) Giraldo first cut his teeth as a member of Rick Derringer’s band. But from the beginning of Benatar’s career, he has been by her side, his songwriting, production and guitar-playing skills lending muscle to his spouse’s music. Benatar’s impressive range and impeccable pitch have not given way to the ravages of time’s passing – she still sounds amazing.

A solo turn from former Animals/War frontman – and living rock royalty – Eric Burdon rounds out the show, which begins at 6 p.m. Friday.

Four-time Juno winner and platinum-selling Canadian singer, songwriter and bandleader Matthew Good headlines the Rocks Canalside finale at 6 p.m. Saturday. Good will be joined by fellow Canadians Big Wreck, whose frontman Ian Thornley has been called the Chris Cornell of the Great White North.

Tickets for both shows are $15 advance, $20 day of show (www.buffaloplace.com).

– Jeff Miers

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