Meat Loaf’s ‘final goodbye’ to feature Bat in full
Bowing out: Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf will perform his classic album Bat Out Of Hell in full during a UK tour next year – and he says it’s his “final goodbye.”
While the veteran singer has discussed retirement on several occasions over the past five years, it seems the eight concerts in April are to be his last appearances on stage in the UK at least.
The first half of each show will consist of a career-spanning track selection, then the second half will see the vocalist delivering the iconic 1977 album in its entirety.
Meat Loaf says: “When Jim Steinman and I first came together, we couldn’t have dreamt the profound effect Bat Out of Hell would have on our lives, and the lives of our fans around the world.
“This show promises to be an exciting event. I know the fans will enjoy the show as much as I enjoyed putting it together.”
The vocalist passed out on stage twice during a tour in 2011 and earlier this year underwent knee surgery. He was forced to cancel a number of US shows in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.
Meat Loaf 2013 European Tour
Apr 5: Newcastle, England — Metro Arena
Apr 7: Glasgow, Scotland — SECC
Apr 10: London, England — The O2
Apr 12: Birmingham, England — LG Arena
Apr 14: Nottingham, England — Capital FM Arena
Apr 17: Manchester, England — Manchester Arena
Apr 19: Sheffield, England — Motorpoint Arena
Apr 21: Cardiff, Wales — Motorpoint Arena
Apr 25: Frankfurt, Germany — Messe
Apr 28: Berlin, Germany — Muhlenstrabe
Apr 30: Munich, Germany — Munchen
May 3: Stuttgart, Germany — Schleyerhalle
May 5: Hamburg, Germany — TBA
May 8: Oberhausen, Germany — TBA