It seems as though when Meat Loaf booked his recent UK gigs as his "farewell shows" it actually meant "farewell shows until his Las Vegas residency was announced." The new RockTellz & CockTails Presents Meat Loaf show at the PH Showroom inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will kick off on September 26th and run every Thursday, Saturday, and Tuesday through November 5th. The show is being billed as being "performed in an intimate and interactive setting, Meat Loaf will offer a rare stripped down deconstruction of his 47-year music, stage and film career. Performances will incorporate his biggest music hits like 'I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That),' as well as 'Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad' and "Paradise By The Dashboard Light" from his 1977 classic Bat Out Of Hell."
Meat Loaf talked about the Vegas run at Planet Hollywood, saying in an official statement: "I'm thrilled and honored to headline the first series of RockTellz & CockTails in Las Vegas. I'm excited to offer my fans such a personal experience, one that lets them share in the crazy journey I've been on for the past 47 years."
Meat Loaf told us that he's come to accept the fact that no matter what road he takes creatively, the critics will be there waiting to bash him and principle songwriter Jim Steinman: "Oh no, they dismiss me. (Laughs) My favorite thing about some of these critics -- y'know what Billy Joel said, 'Don't ever fight anybody that buys ink by the barrel' -- What's really interesting is when Jim (Steinman) and I put out Bat Out Of Hell, it got some of the worst review ever. And then Bat II came out and that wasn't critically well received. But I put out Hang Cool Teddy Bear, and the critics who didn't like anything that I did with Jim Steinman are going, 'Well this is certainly not Jim Steinman."
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