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WHAT’S NEXT FOR MEAT AND HIS FANS?
He may have finished his successful Las Vegas residencies but there’s still lots to look forward to. READ MORE…
Meat Loaf’s latest album, which will include several tracks written by Bat Out of Hell collaborator Jim Steinman has been scheduled for release this Autumn. This coincides with Meat’s signing to 429 Records who have stated on their site that the singer suggested it would serve as a career-capping statement, saying in a press release, “I can’t think of a better way to round out my music career than having another opportunity to work once again with songwriters I so admire.”
On his Facebook page, Meat released this promo image which he confirms is not the artwork that will be used on the release of the album.
Meat has been honoured with a Distinguished Alumni award from his former high school, Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas. He has been invited to attend a special ceremony on 6th March to collect his award, where he will say a few words.
We are delighted for Meat that he has been recognised in this way and would like to offer him our heartfelt congratulations.
Filmed last year ‘Meat Loaf: In and Out of Hell’ builds a profile of this iconic entertainer through accounts of those closest to the entertainer and a testimonies from Meat himself. The documentary will explore his life story, feature footage from his Rocktellz and Cocktails show and will take the viewer behind the scenes to see and hear what spurs Meat Loaf on.
The documentary will air on BBC4 on Friday 4th January at 9pm and will be repeated on Saturday 10th January at 1am and Sunday 11th January at 11:30pm as well as being available on BBC iPlayer after the first broadcast.
More information is available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04xdrrb
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Wishin’ and Hopin’, the film that Meat shot earlier this year is due to receive a limited theatrical release prior to being aired on Lifetime in the USA on 6th December 2014 at 8pm Eastern Time.
For more information please visit: A+E Networks
Meat Loaf has recently been recording with Irish rockabilly singer Imelda May.
According to a post on Imelda May’s Facebook page she was excited to be recording with Meat and this was confirmed by Meat in a comment on his own page describing it as ‘magic’. It is assumed that the duet will appear on Meat Loaf’s upcoming album ‘Braver Than We Are’ which is due to be released in the spring of 2015.
Both artists later posted photos of themselves together on their own timelines after Meat attended a show on May’s current US tour.
Image from Meat Loaf’s Facebook Page
Imelda May has previously joined Meat Loaf as the supporting artist for the first four shows on the UK leg of his Hang Cool Tour which took place in 2010.
Meat Loaf is due to star as a priest in the film version of Wally Lamb’s ‘Wishin’ and ‘Hopin’. The film has a quick turnaround with a planned limited release in theaters in October/November and then TV play in the USA.
For a clip of Meat shooting a scene in the film please visit: http://youtu.be/zvoYkvWNqnY
Meat Loaf’s third residency came to a close on Saturday 21st June and as with his previous residencies, the show was a success with fans visiting his Facebook page to share their experiences of the show. The Iconic Meat Loaf’s Resident Reviewer Caryl Burton describes the show as the “show Meat was born to do” and many others enjoyed the mix of storytelling, humour and the performances of Meat’s most well-known songs.
So what’s next for Meat?
Las Vegas may be over but there’s a lot more in the pipeline for Meat and his fans to look forward to…
- Meat is going to be hard at work to get his newest studio album completed for its scheduled release in 2015. The much-anticipated album will be a collaboration with Bat Out of Hell songwriter Jim Steinman and will be called Braver Than We Are.
- Meat Loaf has mentioned that he is planning to do a final tour of the USA. At present, it is not clear where he will be taking this tour or which songs will be included in the set but we would expect more information to be released nearer the time.
- Meat has also suggested that he will be bringing the Las Vegas show to a theatre in London’s West End. As with the US tour that we have mentioned above, there is no further information on locations or dates for this but again, we expect more information to be released in due course.
Following his successful spells in Las Vegas with his Rocktellz and Cocktails show, Meat Loaf has been invited back to perform a third run of shows.
The show will take place inside the Planet Hollywood Showroom at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from Tuesday 6th May 6 until Saturday 21st June. Tickets are priced at $69, $89, $109 and $149 plus taxes and applicable fees. An exclusive meet and greet package, including a VIP ticket, a red scarf signed by Meat and souvenir photo, is available for $750 plus taxes and applicable fees.
Tickets are available from Planet Hollywood Box Office or through Ticketmaster.