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Meat Loaf to quit live performance following final UK tour

Singer reveals complete details of 'Last At Bat' retirement tour

In 1988, Meat Loaf attracted the full wrath of a 20,000-strong Reading Festival crowd when, having been pelted by bottles throughout his set, he paused during 'Bat Out Of Hell' and asked: "Do you wanna hear some music, or do you wanna be stupid and throw things?" The result: he was hit square in the face with a full two-litre bottle of cider. Meat Loaf never played Reading again.
Meat Loaf has confirmed details of what will be his last tour of the UK ever.

Billed as "a final goodbye to his fans", Meat Loaf will perform his classic album 'Bat Out Of Hell' in full during the shows, which include dates in Newcastle, Nottingham, London and Cardiff. The singer will also perform a set of his greatest hits from across his career during the show of two halves.

Speaking about the 'Last At Bat' tour, 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 both our lives, and the lives of our fans around the world. I know the fans will enjoy the show as much as I enjoyed putting it together.''

Tickets for all dates go on sale this Friday (December 21) at 9am.

Meat Loaf will play:

Newcastle Metro Arena (April 5)
Glasgow SECC (7)
London The O2 (10)
Birmingham LG Arena (12)
Nottingham Capital Fm Arena (14)
Manchester Arena (17)
Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (19)
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (21)

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