Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Rick Springfield
June 29, 2014
PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO
AND RICK SPRINGFIELD
Doors open: 5:30
William Beckett 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Rick Springfield 7:10 PM - 8:25 PM
PAT BENATAR 8:45 PM - 10:00 PM
Tickets will on sale now at Ticketmaster.com, the Belk Box Office at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre and Duke Energy Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.
WILLIAM BECKETT TO JOIN
PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO and RICK SPRINGFIELD
AS SPECIAL GUEST IN RALEIGH SHOW
June 29 – Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh
"Music is all about connection," expresses solo artist William Beckett."Performer gives to listener,
Listener gives back to performer. I respect my fans and their inevitable evolution of taste and experience. The only constants in life are change and the necessity of music. THAT is why I don’t make the same record over and over again. I’m not trying to cater to an audience or lower the bar to some level of relatability. I write real songs for real people about real experiences. The connection is the skin, the meat and the core. The whole apple pie.”
Having toured nearly nonstop for ten years as frontman for The Academy Is…Beckett has built up an incredibly dedicated and supportive fanbase around the world. Though massively proud of the band’s accomplishments and experiences together, their eventual disbanding as a group in late 2011 allowed for Beckett to begin the next era of his career as a solo artist. After returning home to his roots and family in Chicago, Beckett began pouring his heart and soul into a trilogy of EPs – Walk The Talk, Winds Will Change andWhat Will Be, and the Pioneer Sessions album (a collection of twelve acoustic versions of songs from each of the EPs) – all of which was self released in 2012.
As a solo artist and with The Academy Is…, Beckett has toured with the likes of KISS, Fall Out Boy, Motion City Soundtrack, Cobra Starship, Plain White T’s, Mayday Parade and more. Though his early solo tours have focused on an intimate stripped down – fans can expect future tours to expand greatly over time into a full band, in your face experience with Beckett handing off the guitar and taking over the stage with his signature charismatic and mesmerizing stage presence as a frontman.