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Meat Loaf Returning to the Road and studio

He's had the farewell tour now Meatloaf apparently has had a change of heart about taking his show on the road.  The veteran rocker has announced initial dates for a new U.S. trek that will get under way on October 23 in Temecula, California.  So far, six concerts have been scheduled in various cities across the country through to a November 19 performance in Englewood, New Jersey.

More dates will be announced soon.  The outing marks Meat Loaf's first extended tour since 2013.

"As a performing artist, being in front of a live audience is a feeling you can't get with anything else," Meat Loaf says in a statement.  "The adrenaline you feel when the fans are singing along with the words to your songs, combined with their loyalty, is an amazing feeling.  After all, I didn't start yesterday, and they've been with me every step of the way."

Fans can expect to hear hits from throughout the 67-year-old singer's career at the concerts, including, of course, classics from his massively successful 1977 album Bat Out of Hell, which has sold more than 14 million copies in the U.S. alone.

Meanwhile, Meat Loaf recently announced that he and Bat Out of Hell songwriter Jim Steinman are planning to release a collaborative album titled Braver than We Are this year.

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