Meat Loaf has added six additional dates in Canada to his summer tour. The new dates are:
July 29 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
July 31 - Dawson Creek, BC - EnCana Events Centre
August 2 - Calgary, AB - Pengrowth Saddledome
August 4 - Prince George, BC - CN Centre
August 6 - Abbotsford, BC - Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre
August 8 - Penticton, BC - South Okanagan Events Centre
After his last foray into “Hell,” Meat Loaf pretty much felt like his lengthy career had lost its wings.
His 2006 release, “Bat Out of Hell 3,” was borne from tumultuous sessions during which the Dallas singer felt that he was being manipulated by his producer and record label. The record was also the subject of a nasty legal dispute between Meat Loaf and his longtime collaborator Jim Steinman.
While it opened in the Top 10 on the charts, the record didn’t stay there long. Even worse, Meat Loaf didn’t necessarily believe in the tunes with the same zeal he applied to much of his catalogue.
He had health issues. He was unhappy. And, in 2007, he famously announced his retirement while onstage in Newcastle.
At the time, he meant it.
“I thought it was over,” the 62-year-old told The Canadian Press during a recent interview at a Toronto hotel.
“It was awful, it was awful. It was the worst period in my career.”
After three-plus decades and worldwide album sales well into the eight digits, Meat Loaf says he felt ready to leave music behind.
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