Meat Loaf Readies for “Mad, Mad World” North American Tour
Fall Performances Set as Music Icon Marks 35th Anniversary Milestone
Los Angeles, CA – Iconic singer Meat Loaf is gearing up for the final stretch of his “Mad, Mad World” North American concert tour. On October 24th, the legendary rocker will celebrate the 35th anniversary of his breakout album, Bat Out of Hell, with a show in Cleveland, Ohio in the State Theatre at PlayhouseSquare. The concert is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Bat out of Hell, defined the arena rock genre and remains as one of the world’s five top-selling albums of all-time with more than 43 million copies sold. Other stops for Meat Loaf’s fall shows include New York, Albany, Cedar Falls and more. He’ll also take center stage in Ontario.
The tour was launched in connection to his latest CD, Hell in a Handbasket (Sony/Legacy) which has generated international press coverage and reviews, including an appearance on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. According to Amazon.com, “music comes no bigger than Meat Loaf. And now, Meat Loaf does it all again with the release of his album Hell in a Handbasket.” Blogcritics.org echoes the review, “at 64, Meat Loaf still has that huge, over-the-top voice, and he uses it to very good effect on Hell in a Handbasket.”
Hell in a Handbasket is Meat Loaf’s most autobiographical album which segues from country and gospel to rock and rap. Featured collaborators include Chuck D, Trace Adkins, Lil Jon and Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath.
While on tour, Meat Loaf will be joined by his acclaimed band, The Neverland Express. Members include guitarist Paul Crook (who served as producer for Hell in a Handbasket), John Miceli (drums, percussion), David Luther (saxophone, vocals), Patti Russo (lead and backing vocals), Randy Flowers (guitars, vocals), Justin Avery (piano, organ, keyboard, vocals), and Danny Miranda (electric and upright bass).
For more information and show updates, please visit the Meat Loaf website.
October 19, 2012
Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino
October 21, 2012
Cedar Falls, IA @ McLeod Center – UNI
October 24, 2012
Cleveland, OH @ State Theatre – PlayhouseSquare
October 27, 2012
Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
October 29, 2012
London, ON @ John Labatt Centre
November 1, 2012
New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
November 3, 2012
Albany, NY @ Palace Theater
November 5, 2012
Ithaca, NY @ State Theater
November 7, 2012
Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre