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Meat Loaf Brings Bat Out Of Hell To Britain
Meat Loaf is to play a "final goodbye" to his fans by performing Bat Out Of Hell in full for the first time at a series of shows across the UK.
The singer, whose real name is Michael Aday, will play arena gigs in April as part of his Last At Bat tour.
The concerts will feature a set of his greatest hits as well as the classic 1977 album that made him a global star.
Meat Loaf, 65, announced he was retiring five years ago, but nevertheless continued to perform.
However, a publicist for the US hard rock musician and actor said this was understood to be his last tour.
The first act of the show will feature hits such as Dead Ringer For Love, while the second act will be made up of the seven songs from Bat Out Of Hell.
Meat Loaf's second LP is one of the best-selling albums in the history of recorded music, having sold 43 million copies worldwide.
Meat Loaf said: "I know the fans will enjoy the show as much as I enjoyed putting it together."
The tour begins at Newcastle Arena on April 5, then calls at Glasgow SECC (April 7), London's O2 Arena (10) and Birmingham's LG Arena (12).
The Last At Bat tour continues at Nottingham's Capital FM Arena (14), Manchester Arena (17) and Sheffield's Motorpoint Arena (19) before ending up at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena on April 21.