MEAT Loaf, one of rock’s most successful recording artists and performers, has announced that he will return to the UK with his Last At Bat tour to bid a final goodbye to his fans, including a date at Belfast’s, Odyssey Arena on Tuesday May 14.
Opening the tour at Newcastle Arena, Meat Loaf and The Neverland Express will hit the highways visiting Glasgow, London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Cardiff, then Belfast and Dublin. This series of dates will see the singer perform a two-act show. The first act will include some of Meat Loaf’s greatest hits such as Dead Ringer For Love and I’d Lie For You (And That’s the Truth). The second act will be based on the rock band’s classic debut album Bat Out Of Hell – with all seven songs being performed in their original order. Since it’s release in 1977, this seminal album is still third in the biggest selling charts, having sold more than 45 million copies, and continues to sell around 200,000 copies each year.
In Meat’s own words, he is excited to get back to Europe and see everyone for one Last Bat: “When Jim and I first came together, we couldn’t have dreamt the profound effect Bat Out Of Hell would have on both our lives, and the lives of our fans around the world,” he said. “I know the fans will enjoy the show as much as I enjoyed putting it together.”
:: Meat Loaf, Last At Bat Farewell Tour, May 14, Odyssey Arena, Belfast. Tickets available from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide, online at www.ticketmaster.ie or by calling the 25 hour hotline on 0844 277 4455.