Meat Loaf to Embark on Final World Tour

By | April 4, 2003 at 12:00 AM

You can love Meat Loaf – you can love him forever – but you can’t see him in concert for much longer.

The singer-actor is embarking on his final world tour, which will last 15 months. The U.S. portion is scheduled to begin June 22 in Saratoga, Calif., and end Sept. 29 in West Springfield, Mass. Then he’ll travel to Europe, Australia and Asia before returning to Europe and the United States.

“He wants to tour and then devote himself to acting,” his spokesman, Dan Forman at Susan Blond Inc., said Friday. “He has the acting bug – he’s been doing that for a while and he’s appeared in some great films.”

Meat Loaf’s movies include “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “Fight Club” and “Formula 51.”

Born Marvin Lee Aday in Dallas, the 51-year-old singer made his name with theatrical stage productions and operatic songs, including “Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” and “Bat Out of Hell.” He won a Grammy for his 1993 hit “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That).”

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