Meat Loaf Announces Tour 

(press release - edited) He’s larger than life, a rock & roll icon and his concerts are legendary. The one and only Meat Loaf, a performer who’s been to hell and back and lived to sing about it—twice, in fact—is about to come to a town near you. 

Tickets for “Meat Loaf: The Show,” presented by AOL CityGuide, will be available before they go on sale to the general public exclusively at AOLTickets.com on Monday, March 28, at noon local time through Friday, April 1, at 3 p.m., for the shows that begin with three dates at New York’s famed Beacon Theatre on August 5, 7 and 9. Pre-sale tickets will be available for shows in Atlantic City (8/13), Hartford/Uncasville, CT (8/15), Boston (8/17), Sarasota Springs (8/29), Darien Center, NY (8/31), Scranton (9/2), Durham, NH (9/4), Cleveland, OH (9/8) and Clearwater, FL (9/12). This follows a two-month tour of Europe taking place from June 3 through July 20 that will take him to Germany, Denmark, Holland, Ireland, the U.K. and Switzerland.

Like all Meat Loaf shows, going back to his days in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, this 21-date concert tour encourages fans to “Experience It, Be a Part of It.”  Local promotions will take place in each city coordinated with radio and press to audition singers to join Meat Loaf on-stage for a performance of his classic, “Paradise by the Dashboard Light.” 

Members of Meat Loaf’s fan club will be allowed to purchase special VIP Platinum ticket packages at www.meatloaf.net that let them not only meet the man himself, but, for one lucky winner chosen at random prior to the show, count off the group’s opening number on-stage. Radio promotions in each city will reward those who attend each show dressed up “creatively” as their favorite character from one of Meat Loaf’s songs, or who just show ingenuity, by letting them trade in their seats to sit at the side of the stage, where they can truly enjoy a Meat Loaf concert the way it’s supposed to be… as part of the show.

These shows will spotlight material from Meat Loaf’s upcoming project, which could well be the next installment of his most famous work.  Meat himself will appear at a satellite TV press conference on March 31 to make the announcement. 

Meat Loaf has been active as an actor (Fight Club, The Salton Sea, Crazy in Alabama, Wayne’s World, Dead Ringer, Roadie), a racing car enthusiast and a fantasy sports fan and commentator. Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell and Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell are two of the best-selling rock albums of all time, moving a total of 60 million worldwide, more than half of that in the U.S. alone. 

Last year, Sanctuary Music released the DVD Meat Loaf Live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. His chart-topping 1993 hit, “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” recently served as the theme to a national Dr. Pepper TV advertising campaign.

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