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June 23, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Larger-than-life rock icon, Meat Loaf, has announced a performance in Penticton, at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Thursday, June 23, at 7:30PM.
Some people think big. Some people think huge. And then there’s Meat Loaf. For the past 40 years, he has been a towering monument on the musical landscape. His legendary 1977 album, Bat Out Of Hell, transformed this former stage actor into one of the great American rock ‘n’ roll icons. That record, with its staggering operatic sound and impassioned vocals, has sold more than 44 million albums worldwide and remains one of the best-selling albums in the world to date.
“Whether it comes to music or acting, I want people to be able to pull me out and step in,” Meat Loaf reveals. “I want to disappear, and I want people to understand the emotion that I’m going through. It’s about preserving the tension and feeling between the audience and myself. I want them to connect to the emotional level as opposed to just watching me.”
Three multi- platinum albums followed the sophomore album, Bat Out Of Hell, including 1993’s Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell (which sold 5 million in the U.S., 15 million worldwide), producing the hit, Grammy-winning single, I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That), a #1 single in 28 countries, earning the honor for Best Rock Vocal Performance Solo. Welcome to the Neighborhood went double-platinum in 1995, while 2003’s Couldn’t Have Said It Better earned platinum in 2003 and 2006’s Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose, the third in the best-selling trilogy, nabbed platinum in 2006.
Meat Loaf is still the same larger-than-life rock icon, whose over-the-top shows are one-of-a-kind.
Tickets for an evening with Meat Loaf are $49, $59, $79 & $95* and go on sale on Friday, April 8 at 12:00pm. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Valley First Box Office at the SOEC, by phone 1.877.763.2849 or online at www.ValleyFirstTIX.com.