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- Posted on Dec 18th 2012 11:30AM by Jason MacNeil
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The Independent reports the Last at Bat trek will be a "final goodbye" to fans featuring the album and a greatest hits set list.
According to the singer's Facebook page the tour begins in Newcastle on April 5 with stops in Glasgow, London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester and Sheffield. The trek concludes April 21 in Cardiff. Additional European dates with the same concert format have been confirmed for Germany following the British dates. There's no word how long the farewell tour will last or if other territories will be visited.
"I know the fans will enjoy the show as much as I enjoyed putting it together," the singer, 65, said, adding it was his chance to "bid a final goodbye to his fans."
The artist has battled some health issues in recent years and in 2007 at a Halloween date in Britain announced he was calling it a career, but returned to the stage in 2008. Meat Loaf released his last studio album Hell in a Handbasket in 2011 and toured the U.S. and Mexico this summer as part of his Mad, Mad World Tour. He was also slated to perform a handful of U.S. dates in the Northeast, but those shows were cancelled due to the superstorm Sandy and its devastating aftermath.
Meat Loaf made headlines earlier this year as he threw his support behind Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, playing at one campaign stop with a rather odd performance of "America The Beautiful."