LOS ANGELES, Ca. (July 20, 2015) – One of Rock’s greatest live performers is gearing up for a return to his natural habitat. Meat Loaf – the world-renowned performer whose career has spanned over forty years – has just announced plans for an upcoming fall tour, with the initial dates beginning October 23 at the Pechanga Theatre in Temecula, California. The shows will mark his first extended series of tour dates in 2 years.
“As a performing artist, being in front of a live audience is a feeling you can’t get with anything else,” he says. “The adrenaline you feel when the fans are singing along with the words to your songs, combined with their loyalty, is an amazing feeling. After all, I didn’t start yesterday, and they’ve been with me every step of the way.”
The Dallas native moved to California after college, and quickly formed his first band – named Meat Loaf Soul. He became a much sought-after performer in the Los Angeles area, landing a featuring role in a production of Hair. The exposure that he received from that role led to an audition with Motown, where he was paired up with Shaun Murphy for the duo Stoney & Meatloaf. Together, they tallied one Top-40 hit on the R&B charts (“What You See Is What You Get”), but even more highlights were ahead.
Meat Loaf appeared in a stage production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which later led to his being featured in the film of the same title. In 1977, he released his landmark album Bat Out Of Hell, and his career hit the fast lane. The album sold over 40 million copies worldwide, and led to successful follow-up albums such as Dead Ringer (1981) and Bad Attitude (1984). He earned a Gold single for the 1977 release “Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad,” and achieved his biggest hit with 1992’s “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That),” which topped airplay and sales charts all over the world. The dramatic power ballad earned him a Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo.
The tour is set to begin 10/23. Initial dates announced include the below. Additional dates to follow.
10/23 Temecula, CA / Pechanga Theatre
10/28 Dallas, TX / Verizon Theatre
11/3 Detroit, MI / Motor City Casino Hotel
11/11 Westbury, NY / Theatre at Westbury
11/17 Bethlehem, PA / Sands Event Center
11/19 Englewood, NJ / Bergen PAC