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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