Meat Loaf Plays the Hershey Theatre, 8/21

Meat Loaf Plays the Hershey Theatre, 8/21

Iconic singer Meat Loaf will bring his "Mad, Mad World" tour to Hershey Theatre on Tuesday, August 21 at 8 p.m. This tour is in connection with his newly released album Hell In A Handbasket.
Tickets for this show are $65, $79.50 and $99.50 (processing fees apply) and are available at Hershey Theatre Box Office. They can be charged by phone at 717-534-3405 or 800-745-3000, and online at www.HersheyTheatre.com or www.TicketMaster.com.

For the "Hell In A Handbasket" tour, Meat Loaf says, "People who come to Meat Loaf shows know what to expect. They know they're going to get full-on energy with the best rock 'n' roll band in the world. That's not an opinion. That's the truth." Asked specifically what makes for a good show, he says, "Well, a great play can be done with a table, a light, and four chairs. Great shows are about people. You don't want to put up a wall with laser lights, production, and dancers. It's really about going out there and putting on the show of these people's lives without all of the bells and whistles."

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).

"Hell In A Handbasket 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 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.

For more information, visit their website at www.MeatLoaf.com.

Hersheypark Concert Deal: Hersheypark offers a special discounted admission price of just $37.95 to concert-goers when using a Park ticket the day before, day of, or day after a concert. Concert-goers can present their concert ticket at the Hersheypark Front Gate on one of the three days to receive the discount, or they can buy their Park ticket at the box office when they purchase concert tickets.

The wristband policy will be in effect for this concert. Fans are permitted on the Hershey Theatre property beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, April 27. Two hours prior to the on-sale, fans will be directed in front of Hershey Theatre Box Office, where they will be issued a numbered wristband. Wristbands are available for one hour, and at the conclusion of that hour, a selected fan will randomly choose a wristband that will determine the line order. For example: If 1,000 wristbands are issued during that hour and the number 500 is selected, the person wearing wristband 500 will be the first person in line. Numbers 501 to 1,000 will proceed in line behind, followed by numbers 1 through 499. Once the line is in place, fans arriving after the wristbands were issued will be escorted to the end of the numbered line.




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