Meat Loaf is cooked
US rocker Meatloaf is retiring from public performing, announcing the 'Last At Bat Tour' where he will play his greatest hits and the full album of Bat Out Of Hell.PT1M25S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2bme2 620 349 December 19, 2012
What's an ageing rocker to do years after announcing his retirement and on the back of repeatedly lukewarm performances?
Retire, of course.
Meat Loaf's Last at Bat tour will be his last. Photo: Adam McLean
Five years ago, the Bat Out of Hell singer mooted a retirement plan, but continued to perform.
The last tour, Last at Bat and dubbed a "final goodbye" to his fans, will begin in Britain in April and continue for almost three weeks.
The singer has promised to perform hits such as Dead Ringer For Love, and the second act of the show will be comprised of the seven songs from his best-selling 1977 album Bat Out of Hell.
Meat Loaf at last year's AFL grand final. Photo: Getty Images
"I know the fans will enjoy the show as much as I enjoyed putting it together," he said.
There's no word if those attending the shows will be entitled to a refund if Meat Loaf turns in a performance similar to that at the 2011 AFL grand final – which drew widespread disdain – or Mitt Romney's endorsement rally.
Meat Loaf cancelled US gigs last month because of the destructive hurricane Sandy and last year he told CNN that "I go out on the stage as if it's the last thing I'll ever do”.
“And that's what I've always said … if I'm going out, I'm going out on stage."