Meat Loaf is bidding his fans goodbye with a farewell tour across the UK and Germany called 'Last At Bat'.
Meat Loaf is saying goodbye with a farewell tour.
The 'I'd Do Anything For Love' singer is ending his career in style by playing a UK and Germany tour titled 'Last At Bat', which is being described as a ''final goodbye'' to his fans.
Meat Loaf's shows will be split into two halves on stage, where the singer will first belt out hits spanning the whole of his career before performing the whole of his 1977 album 'Bat Out Of Hell' in full for the last time.
The legendary album is one of the biggest-selling records of all time after having sold over 45 million copies since its original release 35 years ago. The record - written and composed by Jim Steinman - is so popular that it is still selling 200,000 copies every year, which secures it a constant spot in the UK chart.
Speaking about the huge success of his music and his upcoming tour, Meat Loaf said: ''When Jim 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.''
The rocker - whose real name is Marvin Lee Aday - hopes to make it up to fans this time around after cancelling his 2007 tour due to a cyst on his vocal cords. Although he was well enough to play his 'Mad, Mad World Tour' across the US in June, four dates still ended up being cancelled after Hurricane Sandy struck.
Tickets for the UK shows go on sale at 9am on Friday (21.12.12) and are available from www.meatloaf.net
Further European dates are expected to be announced in due course.
Meat Loaf Last at Bat confirmed 2013 tour dates:
Apr 05 - Newcastle, Metro Arena
Apr 07 - Glasgow, SECC
Apr 10 - London, The O2
Apr 12 - Birmingham, LG Arena
Apr 14 - Nottingham, Capital Fm Arena
Apr 17 - Manchester Arena
Apr 19 - Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena
Apr 21 - Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
Apr 25 - Frankfurt, Festhalle
Apr 28- Berlin, O2 World
Apr 30 - Munich, Olympiahalle
May 03 - Stuttgart, Schleyerhalle
May 05- Hamburg, O2 World
May 08 - Oberhausen, Konig-Pilsner Arena