Meat Loaf to perform at Newbury Racecourse Ladies Day PartyMeat Loaf Tickets
... Meat Loaf
has announced plans to perform at Newbury's Ladies Day Party In The Paddock later this month. The 'Bat Out Of Hell' singer will take to the stage after the horse racing has finished, in Berkshire on August 17. The show is part of his farewell UK tour 'Last At Bat'. He is expected to perform a two-act show, the first of which will include hits such as 'Dead Ringer For Love', 'I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)' and 'I'd Lie For You (And That's The Truth)', followed by a second act featuring 'Bat Out Of Hell' in its entirety. The album has sold more than 30 million copies around the world since being released in 1977. Stephen Higgins, Managing Director at The Racecourse Newbury, said: "Meat Loaf
's performance will be the perfect power ballad end to a great day's racing on Ladies Day this August. He has so many big hits which the crowds can sing along to and this fixture will certainly be one to remember." Meat Loaf
announced last year this would be his last-ever tour of the UK. He said: "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." Meat Loaf
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Meat Loaf 'jealous' of fit performers in their 60s
... Springsteen sliding along the stage on his knees and Jagger's still doing it, but I've got 100 pounds on him and that extra weight has a bearing on your bones and joints.'' The 'Bat Out Of Hell' rocker also revealed he has had many near-death experiences. He added to Q magazine: ''I've been in a plane that had to make an emergency landing, been in a plane where the wing hit the runway, been in a plane where the hydraulics blew out... I've been in a head-on collision in a car and spend four hours waiting to be cut out. I am a cat with nine lives and I've had eight of them.'' Meat Loaf
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Meat Loaf announces Las Vegas residency
... Grammy Award-winning musician and acclaimed actor Meat Loaf
to perform 18 dates, beginning Thursday, Sept. 26. Tickets On Sale ' Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 at 10 a.m. A special ticket discount will be available for Total Rewards members from Friday, Aug. 2 to Sunday, Aug. 4 LAS VEGAS ' July 31, 2013 ' RockTellz & CockTails Presents Meat Loaf
at the PH Showroom inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, beginning Thursday, Sept. 26. Tickets for RockTellz & CockTails Presents Meat Loaf
will go on sale Friday, Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. PST. Performed in an intimate and interactive setting, Meat Loaf
will offer a rare stripped down deconstruction of his 47-year music, stage and film career. Performances will incorporate his biggest music hits like 'I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That),' as well as 'Two Out of Three Ain't Bad' and 'Paradise by the Dashboard Light' from his 1977 classic Bat Out Of Hell ' the 3rd best-selling album of all time. Transporting his undeniable stage and film presence to the RockTellz & CockTails stage, the Texas Film Hall of Fame and Grammy Award-winning artist will offer the audience a diverse and unique show like no other entertainer. 'I'm thrilled and honoured to headline the first series of RockTellz & CockTails in Las Vegas,' said Grammy Award-winning musician Meat Loaf
. 'I'm excited to offer my fans such a personal experience, one that lets them share in the crazy journey I've been on for the past 47 years.' RockTellz & CockTails Presents Meat Loaf
will be performed inside the PH Showroom at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino every Thursday, Saturday and Tuesday, Sept. 26 to Nov. 5. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. visit www.RockTellz.com. TWEET: RockTellz & CockTails Presents @RealMeatLoaf at @phvegas beg. Sept 2013. Tix on sale Fri at 10am. ... [ read more ]
Meat Loaf (Sep. 27, 1947)
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Meat Loaf's real name is Marvin Aday. He often makes up stories about how he got the moniker. The likely answer is that it was given to him by his high school football coach.
Oddly enough, Meat Loaf is a vegetarian. He changed his diet for health reasons in the '80s.
His step-daughter Pearl was a "Crue Slut," for a short time, meaning she was a backup singer and dancer on Motley Crue's 1999-2000 tour.
A study at Sussex University in England found that his music was an excellent stimulant for plant growth.
He has appeared in several movies, including The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Fight Club. He also played Jack Black's father in Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny. (thanks, Dalton - Hoquiam, WA).
Meat Loaf was lead vocalist on Ted Nugent's 1976 album Free For All.
He comes from a rather large family. While he reportedly weighed over 200 pounds in seventh grade, his dad weighed 350 and his uncle (standing six feet seven inches) weighed nearly 700 pounds.
Meat Loaf met pianist and songwriter Jim Steinman when Loaf auditioned for his play More Than You Deserve. These 2 collaborated to make the hugely successful album Bat Out of Hell and its sequel, Bat Out Of Hell II.
An early band was called Meat Loaf Soul, and was sometimes billed as Popcorn Blizzard. They opened for many notables, including Ted Nugent, the Who, and the Stooges.
He was in the original production of Hair, but declined to be in the nude scene. Said Loaf: "You got an extra $12.50 to be in the nude scene and I didn't need an extra $12.50." (thanks, Dan - West Hartford, CT)
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