Meat Loaf: Tour, New Album with Steve Vai, Brian May, Jack Black


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Meat Loaf will embark on a summer North American tour beginning July 3 in support of his star-studded forthcoming album Hang Cool Teddy Bear, it was announced today. Meat Loaf's latest album, whose title comes from a line in Beyond The Valley of the Dolls, was produced by Rob Cavallo (Dave Matthews Band, Green Day, Fleetwood Mac) and features guest appearances by Jack Black, Hugh Laurie, Kara DioGuardi, Queen's Brian May and Steve Vai. Hang Cool Teddy Bear is out May 11 on Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records. Free single downloads from the new album will be included in the price of the ticket in select markets.

The CD's theme was inspired by screenwriter-director Kilian Kerwin's story. A soldier who has been wounded in battle thinks he is going to die. Instead of his life flashing backward at the prospect, his life flashes forward into what could have been. The inter-related songs are the different scenarios he finds himself in. It's not always the same time or place, but it is always the same woman. The first video, "Los Angeloser," tells a tale of a bad significant other who takes advantage of a generous lover.

"I wanted it big, I wanted it dramatic, I wanted a rock record," Meat Loaf says. "Yes, it sounds like a Meat Loaf record. But it sounds different, too; it sounds new, it sounds fresh. It speaks to you in a different way."

The first leg of the summer 2010 North American tour begins on July 3rd in Gilford, NH at the Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion. More dates will be announced shortly. See currently scheduled Meat Loaf tour dates here.

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[Published on: 4/28/10]

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