Meat Loaf Announces 2012 Tour Dates

artist: Meat Loaf date: 04/06/2012 category: upcoming tours

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Meat Loaf Announces 2012 Tour Dates
Iconic singer Meat Loaf has announced the first round of dates for his upcoming "Mad, Mad, World" Tour in connection with his newly released album Hell In A Handbasket (Sony/Legacy). The trek kicks off in the city of Austin, TX June 22 and runs through August 2, including stops in Los Angeles, Boston and Atlantic City, with more dates expected to be announced. For the Hell In A Handbasket tour, Meat Loaf says, "People who come to Meat Loaf shows know what to expect. They know they're going to get full-on energy with the best rock 'n' roll band in the world. That's not an opinion. That's the truth." Asked specifically what makes for a good show, he says, "Well, a great play can be done with a table, a light, and four chairs. Great shows are about people. You don't want to put up a wall with laser lights, production, and dancers. It's really about going out there and putting on the show of these people's lives without all of the bells and whistles." Joining Meat Loaf onstage will be his longtime band The Neverland Express: guitarist Paul Crook (who also produced the Hell In A Handbasket album), John Miceli (drums, percussion), Patti Russo (lead and backing vocals), Randy Flowers (guitars, vocals), David Luther (saxophone, vocals) Justin Avery (piano, organ, keyboard, vocals), Danny Miranda (electric and upright bass) and Ginny Luke (violin, vocals). Meat Loaf recently performed on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," where he sang "The Giving Tree" from Hell In A Handbasket. "It's is the most personal record I've ever made," said Meat Loaf. "It's really the first record I've ever put out about how I feel about life and how I feel about what's going on at the moment." The album, produced by Paul Crook, is an expression of life's metaphors, driven by excellent musicianship, and of course, the passionate vocals of Meat Loaf. "Making this album was a great experience," said Meat Loaf, "and I hope my fans enjoy hearing it as much as I did making it." Meat Loaf "Mad, Mad World" Tour Dates: 06/22 Austin, TX - ACL Live at the Moody Theater 06/24 Del. Benito Juarez, Mexico - Pepsi Center 06/27 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern 06/30 Snoqualmie, WA - Snoqualmie Casino (Mountain View Plaza) 07/02 Eagle, ID - Eagle River Pavilion 07/07 Valley Center, CA - Harrah's Rincon - Open Sky 07/17 Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre 07/19 New Brunswick, NJ - State Theatre 07/21 Canandaigua, NY - Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Perf. Arts Ctr. 07/23 Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Center 07/25 Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center 07/27 Atlantic City, NJ - Showboat Atlantic City - House of Blues 07/29 Salamanca, NY - Seneca Allegany Casino Events Center 07/31 Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion 08/02 Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre 08/04 North Bay, ON Canada - North Bay Summer in the Park Festival - Waterfront Park
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