He has sold more than a 100 million copies worldwide and he just took to the UK stage for one last time, bringing down the house at the The Racecourse Newbury.
Meat Loaf announced his retirement in April explaining that after years of touring he didn’t want to travel anymore. The singer who is famously known for his 'Bat Out of Hell' is deciding to retire from touring after a long 35 years and performed in front of a crowd of close to 18,000 people as the finale to Ladies’ Day in Berkshire.
Meat Loaf, who’s real name is Marvin Lee Aday, previously canceled a European tour in 2007 after being diagnosed with a cyst on his vocal chords. It was at a 2011 concert in Pittsburgh though that he collapsed on stage after an asthma attack before going on to complete the performance.
Stephen Higgins who is the managing director at The Racecourse Newbury had nothing but good things to say about Meat Loaf’s final UK performance, saying: “Over 17,500 people enjoyed a splendid performance from the legend that is Meat Loaf, and his electric performance was the perfect end to what was a brilliant Ladies’ Day.”