Rock Legends Pat Benatar And The Doobie Brothers Perform Live In Aruba

31st Jul 2002

This October, Arubaå‘s tropical glow will serve as the backdrop for two legendary American rock performers at the Aruba Entertainment Center, Stadionweg Z/N.  Taking the stage on Friday, Oct. 11th is the bold, alluring lead female rock star Pat Benatar.  On Saturday, Oct. 12, the folk-like rock, Grammy award winning band, The Doobie Brothers, will perform two decades of hits.
“We are enthusiastic about these concerts and know that along with our residents, many of our North American visitors will enjoy seeing some of their favorite rock stars while they enjoy the beaches and amazing weather,” said Edison Briesen, Aruba’s Minister of Tourism and Transportation.
Pat Benatar, with her strong voice and passion-filled songs like “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “Love Is A Battlefield,” and “We Belong,” became the image of the female rock star in the 1980’s. In addition to her classics and Grammy winning songs, Benatar will perform songs from her new DVD and live concert CD Summer Vacation, which was released this March.
The Doobie Brothers have sustained a following for three decades with their diversified sounds, 27 chart singles, 16 top 40 hits and 11 multi-platinum albums.  The band’s folk style music, blended with elements of rock, country blues, R&B and jazz, led to the Doobie Brother’s success with songs such as “Long Train Running,” “Takin It To The Streets,” and “It Keeps You Running.” Along with their classic hits, the band will perform music from there the 2000 release, Sibling Rivalry.
“The Aruba Music Festival is a tremendous event for Aruba and we are excited that it will attract many visitors to our island,” said Alex Nieuwmeyer, Chairman of Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association (AHATA). 
General admission tickets are $35 for each night and for ticket information call 1-800-TOARUBA.  Lee Tofanelli and Associates, Inc. are producing the concert.
Aruba is a vacationer’s paradise located in the heart of the Dutch Caribbean, 15 miles north of Venezuela and only two and a half hours by air from Miami. Ideally located outside the hurricane belt, Aruba boasts great weather, cooling trade winds and friendly people. For more information on planning a trip to Aruba visit our website at


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