Iconic singer Meat Loaf has announced more dates for "MAD, MAD, WORLD" TOUR in connection with his newly released album HELL IN A HANDBASKET (Sony/Legacy).
Joining Meat Loaf onstage will be his longtime band THE NEVERLAND EXPRESS: guitarist Paul Crook (who also produced the HELL IN A HANDBASKET album), John Miceli (drums, percussion), Patti Russo (lead and backing vocals), Randy Flowers (guitars, vocals), David Luther (saxophone, vocals) Justin Avery (piano, organ, keyboard, vocals), Danny Miranda (electric and upright bass) and Ginny Luke (violin, vocals).
Meat Loaf recently performed on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," where he sang "The Giving Tree" from HELL IN A HANDBASKET. "It's is the most personal record I've ever made," said Meat Loaf. "It's really the first record I've ever put out about how I feel about life and how I feel about what's going on at the moment." The album, produced by Paul Crook, is an expression of life's metaphors, driven by excellent musicianship, and of course, the passionate vocals of Meat Loaf. "Making this album was a great experience," said Meat Loaf, "and I hope my fans enjoy hearing it as much as I did making it."
Meat Loaf--whose 1977 breakout album Bat Out Of Hell defined the arena rock genre and remains as one of the world's five top-selling albums of all-time, with more than 43 million copies sold to date--is excited about HELL IN A HANDBASKET. It's a thematic record that easily crosses any number of genres, featuring such unlikely contributors as rappers Chuck D and Lil Jon, country star Trace Adkins, and Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath.
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