Iconic rocker Meat Loaf to shut down Yonge Street tonight for a free outdoor concert

Bat out of Hell the musical is coming to Toronto, and the classic song’s Grammy Award-winning singer will be taking over several downtown blocks tonight to introduce it. Marvin Lee Aday, better known as Meat Loaf will be talking about the creation of the musical and introducing the cast – who will perform songs from the upcoming show.

Yonge Street will be closed from Dundas to Shuter as of 7:00p.m. on May 15th for the event which kicks off with a parade of Harley Davidsons. Mayor John Tory will also be on hand to welcome the star to Toronto.

Bat out of Hell was written by Jim Steinman who wrote Meat Loaf’s most iconic songs including Two out of Three Ain’t Bad, Paradise by the Dashboard Light, and It’s All Coming Back to Me Now, as well as the Bonnie Tyler classic Total Eclipse of the Heart.

The stage musical opens at the Ed Mirvish Theatre on October 14th – almost exactly forty years after the release of the classic album. Bat out of Hell originally came out on October 21st, 1977. It went on to become one of the best selling albums of all time and has sold over 43 million copies worldwide.

It is also a scientific fact that it is actually impossible to drive slowly while listening to the song Bat Out of Hell.

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