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Class Act A Real Sizzler

Class Act A Real Sizzler

Who: Meat Loaf
Where: Newcastle Entertainment Centre
When: Tuesday March 2, 2004

ATTENTION-GRABBER: Meat Loaf during one of his concerts.

HE'S one of the biggest selling artists of all time and as part of his last world tour, MEAT LOAF is coming to Newcastle as part of his Australian dates announced for 2004.

Meat Loaf has sold more than 60 thmillion albums worldwide, including 30 million of the phenomenal Bat Out Of Hell .

With his newly released album Couldn't Have Said It Better Meat Loaf will be back to rock his Australian fans, arriving at the NEWCASTLE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE (Ticketek 4921 2121 www.ticketek.com) on March 2.

Singing epic, operatic tales of love with his instantly recognisable, booming voice, Meat Loaf AND his nine- piece band is an u orgettable experience.

He kicked off his last world tour in June in the US, playing amphitheatres, festivals and arenas supporting the new album, his eighth studio album in 25 years.

Person ying showmanship and vocal prowess at its best, Meat Loaf invokes the true spirit of rock `n' roll in his live shows.

He performs all his signature hits, and dueting on Paradise by the Dashboard Light and I'd Do Anything For Love with the stunning PATTI RUSSO.

Couldn't Have Said it Better marks a triumphant return to the studio for Meat Loaf.

His last two albums were Welcome to the Neighborhood in 1977, which went platinum and his masterpiece Bat Out of Hell 2 in 1997, which sold a staggering 10 thmillion albums and netted him a GRAMMY AWARD.

Born Marvin Lee Aday in Dallas, Texas, Meat Loaf moved to Los Angeles in 1967 to begin his career as a musician and actor.

He first gained widespread attention as Eddie, the brain-dead zombie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show .

In 1974 he met JIM STEINMAN and the two embarked on a partnership that led to Bat Out of Hell , which went on to be one of the biggest selling albums of all time.

In 1993 Meat Loaf again collaborated with Steinman and released Bat Out of Hell 2: Back into Hell .

The new album Couldn't Have Said It Better is in music stores.

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