Preview: Pat Benatar/Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge At Red Butte

Everyone knows that the first song ever played on MTV was The Buggles’ “Video Killed The Radio Star.” What most people don’t know is that Pat Benatar’s cover of “You Better Run” was the song played right after The Buggles. That’s right, it was the beginning of girl power in the age of the music video.

By her side in that video, on guitar, was her now-husband Neil Giraldo—who has continued to collaborate and tour with her since.


A little over a decade later, Melissa Etheridge burst on the scene with a sultry voice and sexy lyrics—and as a out-and-proud lesbian she was breaking through barriers all on her own.


On Wednesday night, the three will join forces for a co-headlining show at Red Butte Garden. The show is sold-out. Gates open at 6, the show starts at 7.

Christie Marcy
Christie Marcy
Christie Marcy is a former managing editor at Salt Lake magazine. Though she writes about everything, she has a particular interest in arts and culture in Utah. In the summer months, you will find her at any given outdoor concert on any given night. In the winter, you will find her wishing for summer. Follow her on social media at @whynotboth.

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