Meat Loaf Reportedly Cancels Summer 2015 Tour
According to a report, Meat Loaf has pulled out of his entire tour this summer. As of press time, there has been no confirmation from the singer or his management.
Vintage Vinyl News has the story, noting that the "Shows" section of Meat Loaf's website has pulled all upcoming dates, and that many venues have been told that he will not be performing. His Facebook page has not been updated since March 20.
"We're obviously disappointed," Jim Jarvis of RiverEdge Park in Aurora, Ill., where Meat Loaf was scheduled to play on Aug. 23 told the Chicago Tribune. "Meat Loaf is a great entertainer and he's played an important part in rock history over the past 30 years. One of these days, we hope to get him to RiverEdge Park."
Although no reason has been given for the cancellations, Vintage Vinyl News is suggesting at a return of the health problems that have plagued him recently. Over the past four years, he has fainted on stage, gotten sick backstage of a British TV show and had knee replacement surgery.
Two months ago, Meat Loaf announced that, this fall, he will release Braver Than We Are, which includes collaborations with Bat Out of Hell mastermind Jim Steinman and Ellen Foley, who duetted with him on "Paradise by the Dashboard Light." He hinted that it would be his last album, saying, “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.”
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