Meat Loaf collapsed on stage at the Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton June 16

SOEC still preparing for Meat Loaf

There has been no official word on the status of the June 23 Meat Loaf show at the SOEC, but the venue is still making preparations.

The South Okanagan Events Centre is continuing to prepare for Thursday’s Meat Loaf concert after the rock legend collapsed onstage at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton June 16.

The 68-year-old rocker (real name Marvin Lee Aday and later changed his first name to Micheal) is reportedly “recovering well” according to a Facebook post on the official Meat Loaf page June 17, after suffering from “severe dehydration.”

Meat Loaf had cancelled his June 11 show in Moose Jaw, Sask. as well as another performance in Calgary prior to his collapse due to illness.

A statement released on Meat Loaf’s Facebook announced the cancellation of the June 18 performance in Cold Lake, Alta. adding that “information on rescheduling or cancellations to follow. We will let you know as soon as further information becomes available.

Director of marketing for Spectra Venue Management at the SOEC, Carla Seddon, told the Western News in an email that the venue is continuing to prepare for Meat Loaf’s scheduled June 23 appearance and “have had no word of a cancellation or rescheduling.”

“We are looking forward to welcoming Meat Loaf and his band to Penticton,” Seddon said.



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