New Meat Loaf tour

    Meat Loaf has heralded his return in style, this week confirming a world tour that will include dates across Europe and North America.

    The rock and roll icon has spent almost two years away from the live stage following a 2003 tour that required the singer to undertake specialist heart surgery while on tour in the UK [read: Meat Loaf Leaves Hospital After Heart Surgery].

    The tour kicks off June 3rd in Germany and, on the whole, consists of festival dates across Europe. Following a July 20 show in Switzerland, Meat Loaf heads over the Atlantic to begin a 21-date North American tour, including three shows at New York's Beacon Theatre.

    Pre-sale for many of the U.S and Canadian dates go on sale this week.

    These shows will spotlight material from Meat Loaf's upcoming project, which could well be the next instalment of his most famous work.

    Dates are:

    June 2005

    03 - NDR2 Radio Plaza, Hanover, Germany
    04 - Skive Beach Party, Skive, Denmark
    6 - Museumsmeile, Bonn, Germany
    11 - Arrow Rock Festival, Holland
    17 - Ravenhill Road Rugby Ground, Belfast, Ireland
    18 - Ardgillan Castle, Dublin, Ireland
    22 - Tollwood Festival, Munich, Germany
    24 - Karlsruhe Outdoor Festival, Karlsruhe, Germany
    25 - Zitadelle, Mainz, Germany

    July 2005

    2 - Summerfest, Killarney, Ireland
    3 - Harewood House, Harrogate, UK
    8 - Leeds Castle, Kent, UK
    10 - Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, UK
    15 - Fan Club, Blickling Hall, Norfolk, UK
    16 - Warwick Castle, Warwick, UK
    18 - Liverpool Pops, Liverpool, UK
    20 - Live at Sunset Festival, Zurich, Switzerland

    Click here to buy tickets online for the UK shows.

    August 2005

    5, 7, 9 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
    11 - Rama, Ontario - Casino Rama
    13 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Hotel/Casino
    15 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Casino
    17 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
    20 - Lima, OH - Allen County Fair
    22 - Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap Filene Center
    29 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
    31 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Six Flags P.A.C.

    September 2005

    2 - Scranton, PA - Ford Pavilion @ Montage Mountain
    4 - Durham, NH - Whittemore Center Arena
    6 - Mount Pleasant, MI - Soaring Eagle Casino
    8 - Cleveland, OH - Tower City Amphitheater
    10 - Robinsonville, MS - Horseshoe Casino
    12 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
    14 - Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock Casino
    16 - Biloxi, MS - Beau Rivage

    Last year, Loaf released 'Meat Loaf Live' on DVD featuring the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

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