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Meat Loaf Readies for “Mad, Mad World” North American Tour

Rock Star Meat Loaf

Fall Performances Set as Music Icon Marks 35th Anniversary Milestone

Los Angeles, CA – Iconic singer Meat Loaf is gearing up for the final stretch of his “Mad, Mad World” North American concert tour. On October 24th, the legendary rocker will celebrate the 35th anniversary of his breakout album, Bat Out of Hell, with a show in Cleveland, Ohio in the State Theatre at PlayhouseSquare.  The concert is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Bat out of Hell, defined the arena rock genre and remains as one of the world’s five top-selling albums of all-time with more than 43 million copies sold.  Other stops for Meat Loaf’s fall shows include New York, Albany, Cedar Falls and more.  He’ll also take center stage in Ontario.

The tour was launched in connection to his latest CD, Hell in a Handbasket (Sony/Legacy) which has generated international press coverage and reviews, including an appearance on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  According to, “music comes no bigger than Meat Loaf. And now, Meat Loaf does it all again with the release of his album Hell in a Handbasket.” echoes the review, “at 64, Meat Loaf still has that huge, over-the-top voice, and he uses it to very good effect on Hell in a Handbasket.”

Hell in a Handbasket is Meat Loaf’s most autobiographical album which segues from country and gospel to rock and rap.  Featured collaborators include Chuck D, Trace Adkins, Lil Jon and Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath.

While on tour, Meat Loaf will be joined by his acclaimed band, The Neverland Express. Members include guitarist Paul Crook (who served as producer for Hell in a Handbasket), John Miceli (drums, percussion), David Luther (saxophone, vocals), Patti Russo (lead and backing vocals), Randy Flowers (guitars, vocals), Justin Avery (piano, organ, keyboard, vocals), and Danny Miranda (electric and upright bass).

For more information and show updates, please visit the Meat Loaf website.

Concert Schedule:
October 19, 2012
Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino

October 21, 2012
Cedar Falls, IA @ McLeod Center – UNI

October 24, 2012
Cleveland, OH @ State Theatre – PlayhouseSquare

October 27, 2012
Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena

October 29, 2012
London, ON @ John Labatt Centre

November 1, 2012
New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre

November 3, 2012
Albany, NY @ Palace Theater

November 5, 2012
Ithaca, NY @ State Theater

November 7, 2012
Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre


About the Author:

Sheree Alderman is a co-Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine covering activities, news and events from eastern North and South Carolina. She interviews music celebrities, sports superstars and well-known public figures which can be found within the Entertainer's Circle.She is also a freelance writer currently working on a book project centered on The 99's - the international organization for women in aviation. She is also a documentary filmmaker and has also created several documentaries centered on historical events of the area.You can follow Sheree on Twitter @BeachCarolina2 or email her at

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