The Music of Meat Loaf

Performed by His Official Band Neverland Express

Plus, American Idol Winner Caleb Johnson

“The only band fully endorsed by myself and Jim Steinman! I truly believe you’ll enjoy this show!” – Meat Loaf


Experience the hit songs from Meat Loaf performed brilliantly by his band, The Neverland Express plus American Idol winner, Caleb Johnson at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Saturday, August 21 at 8 pm.  The Neverland Express includes world-class alumni spanning the history of the Meat Loaf legacy.  Tickets are limited as this concert will be presented at 50% capacity. Destination Tampa Bay™ continues to bring you the best of area regional performances.

Meat Loaf the group

Meat Loaf (born September 27, 1947, Dallas – Texas) is an American musician and actor. He is noted for the Bat Out of Hell album trilogy consisting of “Bat Out of Hell”, “Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell” and “Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose”. “Bat Out of Hell” has sold more than 43 million copies worldwide. After 35 years, it still sells an estimated 200,000 copies annually and stayed on the charts for over nine years, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time. (Band in early stages right.)

Michael Lee Aday, better known as Meat Loaf, is an American singer and actor. He is noted for his powerful, wide-ranging voice and theatrical live shows. His Bat Out of Hell trilogy—Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose—has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. More than four decades after its release, the first album still sells an estimated 200,000 copies annually and stayed on the charts for over nine years, making it one of the best-selling albums in history.

Meat Loaf logo to play at Ruth Eckerd Hall

Although Meat Loaf he enjoyed success with “Bat Out of Hell” and “Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell” and earned a Grammy Award for ‘Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance’ for the song “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” on the latter album, Meat Loaf experienced some initial difficulty establishing a steady career within his native US. However, he has retained iconic status and popularity in Europe, especially the UK, where he ranks 23rd for the number of weeks overall spent on the charts as of 2006. He ranked 96th on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.”





Meat Loaf is one of the best-selling artists of all time, with worldwide sales of more than 80 million copies. He has also appeared in over 50 movies and television shows, sometimes as himself or as characters resembling his stage persona. His most notable roles include ‘Eddie’ in the American premiere of “The Rocky Horror Show” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and Robert “Bob” Paulson in Fight Club.

Caleb Johnson, American Idol winner sings with Meatloaf at Ruth Eckerd Hall

In addition to a #1 album and touring with some of the biggest names in rock, Caleb Johnson is the winner of American Idol season 13. He delivers his own unique stamp to such classics as Bat Out of Hell, Paradise by the Dashboard Light and I Would Do Anything for Love while staying true to the essence of Meat Loaf’s delivery. The show is presented by GRAMMY® Award winner Meat Loaf and produced by his musical director/guitarist/record producer Paul Crook.

Paul Crook Meat Loaf producer

The Neverland Express includes world-class alumni spanning the history of the Meat Loaf legacy. Johnson is the winner of American Idol season 13. He delivers his own unique stamp to such classics as “Bat Out of Hell,” “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” and “I Would Do Anything for Love” while staying true to the essence of Meat Loaf’s delivery. The show is presented by Grammy Award winner Meat Loaf and produced by his musical director/guitarist/record producer Paul Crook (LEFT).

Caleb Johnson of American Idol

The performance will be presented at 50% capacity. In addition to frequent multi-layer sanitization of the venue, new XONAR technology has been installed that uses thermal imaging sensors to detect elevated body temperature.  Appropriate face coverings will be required inside the facility, contact is being minimized and hand sanitizer stations are readily available.  For more information, including social safety guidelines, please visit www.rutheckerdhall.com/facility-safety-protocols.

Tickets priced at $65, $55 and $39 are available by visiting www.RuthEckerdHall.com.  Tickets may also be purchased by calling The Raymond James Central Ticket Office at Ruth Eckerd Hall at 727.791.7400, Tuesday through Saturday noon to 4 pm ONLY.   The Raymond James Central Ticket Office will open one hour prior to show time. A limited number of VIP packages, which includes a premium seat and photo opportunity, priced at $115 will also be available.

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