Meat Loaf to perform at 2011 AFL Grand Final
Jun 27, 2011
The AFL announced yesterday that Meat Loaf will be the headline musical act at the 2011 AFL Grand Final at the MCG.
AFL General Manager Commercial Operations Darren Birch said securing one of the top-selling solo artists in rock music is fantastic for AFL supporters.
“It is extremely important to provide members and supporters attending and watching the Grand Final a quality experience. The positive reaction to last year’s Grand Final performance paved the way for another international icon and I’m confident Meat Loaf will add enormously to the occasion this year.
Meat Loaf 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, selling in excess of 200,000 copies a year.
Significantly, it is still the number one selling international album in Australia with 1,610,000 copies sold.
Meat Loaf said he has always enjoyed touring Australia, and performing at such an iconic sporting event would be a highlight.
“G’day Australia! What better way to kick off my Australian tour than to play the Australian Football League Grand Final in Melbourne on October 1st. I hope to see you there -- just don’t make me wear the little shorts.” – Meat Loaf.