Story added: 12:14pm Thu Jan 3, 2013
Larger than life act plans final farewell for fans
Monday 4th February, 2013 - Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
By Dawn Bond
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ONE of the most successful recording artists ever returns to the UK this year to say a final goodbye to his fans. Meat Loaf will be at the Capital FM Arena Nottingham on April 14 as part of his Last At Bat tour.
The first half of the two-part show will include some of Meat Loaf’s greatest hits such as Dead Ringer For Love and I’d Lie For You (And That’s The Truth).
The second will be a performance of his classic debut album, Bat Out Of Hell, with all seven songs sung in their original order.
Released in 1977, the album is third in the all-time sales charts, having sold more than 45m copies.
It continues to sell about 200,000 copies a year and has never left the UK album charts.
Meat Loaf said: “When Jim Steinman and I first came together, we couldn’t have dreamt the profound effect Bat Out Of Hell would have on both our lives, and the lives of our fans around the world.
“I know the fans will enjoy the show as much as I enjoyed putting it together.”
The boy band, JLS, have announced their third UK arena tour, beginning in Nottingham on December 4.
The group finished as runners-up on The X-Factor in 2008, and have gone on to be one of the most successful acts in the show’s history, selling more than 6m records and having five number one singles.
They have also won two Brit Awards and five MOBO awards.
The final seven acts from last year’s X-Factor are going on tour and will be at the arena on February 4.
Winner James Arthur will be joined by Ella Henderson, Jahmene Douglas, Rylan Clark, Christopher Maloney, Union J and District3.
Guitarist Slash returns to the UK to perform his Apocalyptic Love show at the arena on February 28.
The former member of Guns ‘N’ Roses will perform tracks from his two solo albums.
Global superstar Justin Bieber will be joined by Call Me Maybe star Carly Rae Jepson and Australian singer Cody Simpson on March 2.
Journey, Whitesnake and Thunder will be on stage together for the first time, and are at the arena on May 25.
Journey, an American rock band who had a massive hit with Don’t Stop Believin’, features Neal Schon on guitar, Jonathan Cain on keyboards, Ross Valory on bass, Deen Castronovo on drums and Arnel Pineda on lead vocals.
Whitesnake, who have had hits with Here I Go Again, Is This Love and Still Of The Night, will be led by singer David Coverdale.
The 14-time Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and producer, Alicia Keys, will showcase her fifth studio album, Girl On Fire, on May 28.
Scottish rocker Rod Stewart will perform all his hits and more when he takes to the stage on June 1.
The play list will include Do Ya Think I’m Sexy, Maggie May, Baby Jane and The First Cut Is The Deepest.
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