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Meat Loaf's 'Bat Out of Hell' to shut down part of Yonge Street

The musical "Bat Out of Hell" comes to the Ed Mirvish Theatre in October. Image courtesy: Mirvish.com

To celebrate the North American launch of his musical “Bat Out of Hell,” iconic rocker Meat Loaf is shutting down a part of Yonge Street next week for a free mini-concert.

On Monday, Canada’s longest street will be closed to traffic from Shuter to Dundas streets starting at 7 p.m.

Mayor John Tory will be on hand to welcome the cast, as well as the Grammy Award-winning singer.

Meat Loaf will introduce the musical and talk about his role in the creation of the iconic album on which the show is based.

The cast of the musical, including stars Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington, will perform four songs from the musical – which begins its run at the Ed Mirvish Theatre on Oct. 14.

The album “Bat Out of Hell” celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. It launched Meat Loaf into stardom and had such hits as “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” and “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad.”