Grammy winners Swift, Benatar playing a few blocks apart Tuesday in Wichita

10/09/2013 2:53 PM

08/06/2014 2:31 AM

Two Grammy Award-winning artists – both of whom were last in Wichita in 2010 – will perform in Wichita on Tuesday night.

Pop star Taylor Swift will bring her “Red” tour to Intrust Bank Arena for a concert that is essentially sold out, though a limited number of late-release tickets were still available as of Wednesday. The singer’s hits include “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and “I Knew You Were Trouble.”

Several blocks to the north, 1980s belter Pat Benatar and her husband, guitarist Neil “Spyder” Giraldo, will be performing at the Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway. Tickets to that show are still available.

Swift, whose opening act is fellow pop star Ed Sheeran, last performed in Wichita in April of 2010 when she was touring in support of her “Fearless” album. Tickets to that show and this one sold out just minutes after going on sale.

The limited number of tickets that were still available on Wednesday were in the upper balcony and in the limited-view sections and were priced at $86.50 each. General admission standing pit tickets are also were available for $150 each.

Benatar and husband/collaborator Giraldo are stopping in Wichita as part of their tour, during which they are crossing the United States and Canada as a duo. Country artist Brynn Marie will open.

Benatar, best known for hits such as “Heartbreaker” and “Love Is a Battlefield,” was last in Wichita in July of 2010, playing with co-headliner REO Speedwagon to a crowd of 3,500 fans.

Tickets are $37.50, $47.50 and $57.50.

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