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Meat Loaf Heading Out on "Mad, Mad World" Tour in June

Mitch Schneider OrganizationMeat Loaf has announced initial dates for a new North American summer trek called the Mad, Mad World tour.  The singer will introduce North American fans to his latest studio effort, Hell in a Handbasket, on the outing, which launches with a June 22 show in Austin, Texas, and currently is plotted out through an August 4 concert in North Bay, Canada.

The powerhouse performer will be accompanied by his longtime backing outfit The Neverland Express.  More dates are expected to be added to the trek soon.

"People who come to Meat Loaf shows know what to expect," the powerhouse performer said in a statement about the tour.  "They know they're going to get full-on energy with the best rock 'n' roll band in the world.  That's not an opinion.  That's the truth."

Here are all of Meat Loaf's confirmed North American tour dates:

6/22 -- Austin, TX, ACL Live at the Moody Theater
6/24 -- Del. Benito Juarez, Mexico, Pepsi Center
6/27 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern
6/30 -- Snoqualmie, WA, Snoqualmie Casino (Mountain View Plaza)
7/2 -- Eagle, ID, Eagle River Pavilion
7/7 -- Valley Center, CA, Harrah's Rincon/Open Sky
7/17 -- Montclair, NJ, Wellmont Theatre
7/19 -- New Brunswick, NJ, State Theatre
7/21 -- Canandaigua, NY, Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
7/23 -- Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center
7/25 -- Bethlehem, PA, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
7/27 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Showboat Atlantic City/House of Blues
7/29 -- Salamanca, NY, Seneca Allegany Casino Events Center
7/31 -- Boston, MA, Bank of America Pavilion
8/2 -- Upper Darby, PA, Tower Theatre
8/4 -- North Bay, Canada, North Bay Summer in the Park Festival/Waterfront Park

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