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With a 40-year career that has seen soaring highs and some horrible lows, Meat Loaf has become as unpredictable as a French rugby team. One could sense an air of nervous anticipation among the crowd as they amused themselves with a bout of pre-match Mexican waves.
Would there be a repeat of the infamous AFL Final’s gig or the health problems that postponed the Tauranga concert? Would there be a reprise on the cataclysmic meltdown in Celebrity Apprentice?
If such questions were haunting the man himself they can only have served as motivation as the embattled singer delivered a stunning display of passionate intensity and consummate showmanship.
The musical cognoscente can quibble about the timbre of his voice but no one could question the way Meat Loaf pours his heart and soul into his songs or his remarkable ability to forge a connection with his fans.
Meat Loaf certainly requires no introduction, he burst onto the world music stage in 1977 with his landmark release Bat Out Of Hell, which transformed him from a stage actor into a rock ‘n’ roll icon. This album has sold more than 43 million copies worldwide and is the third biggest selling record of all time – 23 x Platinum status – and it still sells in excess of 200,000 copies a year.