Meat Loaf is to say goodbye to his fans across the UK and Germany in typical style, having announced a farewell tour for 2013. The global rock superstar is to hit the stage for the last time with his “Last at Bat” tour, which he has said will mark his “final goodbye” to millions of fans.
The tour is to make history for the singer as each show will be performed in two halves for the very first time. Opening the show, Meat Loaf will fire out an extensive set-list of hits from the very start of his career to the present day, while the second half of the show will see him perform the entire “Bat Out of Hell” album from start to finish – something he has never before done.
“Bat Out of Hell” from 1977 remains one of the most successful albums in history, having chalked up well over 35 million sales and still generating huge numbers today. With up to 200,000 copies still being moved in the UK every year, the album has barely been out of the charts since its release over three decades ago.
Upon announcing the tour, Meatloaf told the media: ”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.”
Ticket sales for the UK and Germany shows begin this Friday from the official Meatloaf.net website.