Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 | 1:01 p.m.
A Whispered Whisper & Racy Rumor today as Meat Loaf resumes a run of 28 shows starting tonight at Planet Hollywood is that ticket sales are so strong through April 8, he will return for a third run this summer — and if that goes well, then a fourth run in the fall.
He’s updated his “Rocktellz & Cocktails” show at Planet Hollywood Showroom, but be assured that his biggest hits “I Would Do Anything for Love,” plus, “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” from “Bat Out of Hell,” the fifth bestselling album of all time, are still on the setlist.
The high-energy production is a theatrical thriller with music, hit songs and his own intimate stories of the highs and lows of show business, including behind-the-scenes secrets from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
His $400 after-show meet-and-greet gets fans souvenir photos, a red scarf and the opportunity to swap iPad technology stories.
His debut fall run raised more than $10,500 for Meat Loaf to donate to the Grammy Foundation’s Signature Schools Community Award program to benefit high school music programs here in Las Vegas.
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Catering to the young and modern crowd, Planet Hollywood is a one-stop shop for entertainment with its massive shopping mall, slew of restaurants, spacious casino and clubs.
The ambiance of the casino is retro-chic meets high-tech with black granite floors throughout and colorful LED lights throughout the space. The theme carries into the 100,000 square-foot casino with 250 flat screens topping off slot machines. The casino is also home to 87 tables, a sports book and a poker room.
There's also the Miracle Mile Shops, one Vegas' largest malls, with 140 stores including BCBG Max Azaria, bebe, Urban Outfitters and The Discovery Channel Store.
Following an afternoon of shopping, guests can satisfy their appetites at one of the gourmet restaurants in Planet Hollywood, like the non-traditional approach to steakhouses at Strip House or check out the exotic Far East motif at KOI restaurant and lounge. And if guests are still looking for more, they can spend the after hours at Privé, Triq or Krave nightclubs.
Perhaps one of the resorts biggest attractions came in March with the addition of "Peepshow." The naughty twist on the story of Little Bo Peep is modern-day spin on the run-of-the-mill Vegas topless review. The "Peepshow" stage has seen visiting celebs like Scary Spice Mel B, "Dancing with the Stars" Kelly Monaco and Playboy's Holly Madison.