Meat Loaf to hit Boston in July

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Meat Loaf has announced plans for a summer tour in support of his new album Hang Cool Teddy Bear. The tour is set to come through Massachusetts on Thursday, July 8 for a night at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $33 to $58 with a special 4-pack of tickets available for $40.50 each, are now on sale through Live Nation.

The energetic singer will return to the road to promote his eleventh studio album, Hang Cool Teddy Bear. Released earlier this month, the album was produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Kid Rock) and and contains songs written by Justin Hawkins (of The Darkness) and Jon Bon Jovi, amongst others. It also features an all-star cast of guest musicians and singers such as Brian May of Queen, Steve Vai, American Idol judge Kara Dioguardi and Jack Black. Perhaps, the most unusial guest spot belongs to British actor Hugh Laurie (star of the hit Fox TV show House), who plays piano on one track.

Hang Cool Teddy Bear is concept album based on a short story by Hollywood writer Killian Kerwin. The story focuses on a man who is lying wounded in an unnamed war with his best friend dying next to him. And while he is in that near death state, the man, instead of his life flashing before eyes, his life flashes to a number of possible future situations, all linked to a woman named Jenny. The story concludes with the man finding himself in a hospital bed where he discovers that Jenny is the nurse tending to his injuries. Upon this discovery, the machines on the alarm sound and his life flashes backwards before his eyes, leaving the reader not knowing whether the character went on to live his possible future or dies there in the hospital.

The album has been released in a number of versions: Standard CD, Digital, Hardback Book CD/DVD Deluxe edition, Limited Edition LP and a Super Deluxe Box Set.

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