Meat Loaf calls it quits. Again.

Last updated 14:54 19/12/2012
Fairfax Australia

US rocker Meatloaf is retiring from public performing, announcing the 'Last At Bat Tour' where he will play his greatest hits and the full album of Bat Out Of Hell.

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What's an ageing rocker to do years after announcing his retirement and on the back of repeatedly lukewarm performances?

Retire, of course.

In devastating news for AFL fans - and former US presidential candidate Mitt Romney - Meat Loaf has announced final tour dates.

Five years ago, the Bat Out of Hell singer mooted a retirement plan, but continued to perform.

The last tour, Last at Bat and dubbed a "final goodbye" to his fans, will begin in Britain in April and continue for almost three weeks.

The singer has promised to perform hits such as Dead Ringer For Love, and the second act of the show will be comprised of the seven songs from his best-selling 1977 album Bat Out of Hell.

"I know the fans will enjoy the show as much as I enjoyed putting it together," he said.

There's no word if those attending the shows will be entitled to a refund if Meat Loaf turns in a performance similar to that at the 2010 AFL grand final, oMitt Romney's endorsement rally or his last concert in Wellington.

Meat Loaf cancelled US gigs last month because of the destructive hurricane Sandy and last year he told CNN that "I go out on the stage as if it's the last thing I'll ever do".

"And that's what I've always said ... if I'm going out, I'm going out on stage."

Do you think it's time for Meat Loaf to finally retire?

Sydney Morning Herald

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