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Meat Loaf planning world tour with no singing

By | Published on Tuesday 3 July 2018

Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf is planning one of those world tour things you all like so much. Which might sound pretty run of the mill, except the plan is that he’ll play a series of concerts across the globe without actually singing any of his songs.

According to The Sun, the 70 year old singer is keen to keep on touring, but is aware that in recent years belting out his songs every night has started to take its toll on his health, resulting in compromises being made.

His solution is to employ his skills as a raconteur instead, and then employ the skills of an American Idol to provide some vocals along the way. Which is to say he’ll tell his audience some stories while 2014 American Idol winner Caleb Johnson will perform a number of his songs in between.

Says one of those pesky sources to The Sun: “Meat Loaf is concerned he isn’t up to some of the bigger numbers after losing his voice a couple of years ago. He’s been relying on pre-recorded vocal tracks for a while but doesn’t want to face accusations of miming on a huge tour, so is passing the baton on to Caleb, who he’s a big fan of”.

Said source then explains: “Instead his involvement will be telling stories of how he met Jim Steinman, who he’s worked with since the Seventies, and other anecdotes. But the singing will be left to Caleb”.

It’s thought that Meat Loaf reckons that, if the planned stories-and-guest-singer format works, he might also be able to turn it into a Vegas residency.



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