Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

One Last Slice of That Legendary Meat Loaf ; Reviews

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

One Last Slice of That Legendary Meat Loaf ; Reviews

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Meat Loaf Manchester Arena IT was like a game of two halves for Meat Loaf as he played his Last at Bat tour in Manchester.

The fans who had suffered frustration after the first concert was postponed on April 17 due to illness, still returned in numbers to the re-arranged date on Saturday.

And less like a bat out of hell but more like the late great darter Jocky Wilson stepping up to the oche, the 65-year-old broke into his set with the classic Dead Ringer for Love.

At one point Meat Loaf, right, reminds his audience that it was in Manchester where he made his music debut before heading to London adding: "Without Manchester there would never have been Meat Loaf."

It mattered little that he was struggling with his delivery of many of his former hits, because he was well supported by his backing musicians and singers.

Similarly, his audience in the auditorium remained on its feet throughout in anticipation of what was due to come in the second half. …

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