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Bob Seger is 69-years-old and has long had a penchant for smoking. But Seger recently told the world he's cutting back on the nicotine, bicycles 10 miles a day as part of a new workout routine and – here's the best part for fans – he's back on the road again.
It's been a busy couple of months for the near-Septuagenarian, who not only worked tirelessly to finalize plans for a 25-city tour, he's also busy promoting "Ride Out," his brand new album (and first since 2006), which recently earned the number three spot on the Billboard 200, the highest of his career (matching the No. 3 showing of 1986's "Like a Rock" and besting the No. 4 debut of 2006's "Face the Promise").
"Well it's just great to be able to do it, you know, because I love doing it," Seger recently said on "CBS This Morning." "And consequently, the success allows me to keep doing it, and that's just really gratifying."
Seger (along with his Silver Bullet Band) began the aforementioned tour on November 19, 2014 in Saginaw, Michigan at Wendler Arena and continued straight into 2015. The North American tour will hit all the major markets – Boston, Chicago, New York, Atlanta and Tampa just to name a few – before a date in Los Angeles, California on February 27th.
The veteran rocker will be concluding the tour on Saturday, March 28th at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN, which will be the 40th concert on the trek. It will be Seger's most extensive effort on the road since 2006-07's Face The Promise Tour.
Seger isn't saying yet whether he'll continue his tour beyond the planned dates, though he says he will definitely continue creating new music: "I just take it tour by tour," he recently told The Journal Times (in Wisconsin).
If you've got your Bob Seger tickets, rest assured that the iconic rocker and the Silver Bullet Band will be playing a mix of staples at every show, including "Night Moves," "Turn the Page" and "Mainstreet," along with several songs off the new album.
Several months ago, Seger will also appeared on an episode of "CMT Crossroads," alongside superstar Jason Aldean. The show pairs country acts with musicians from other genres in a mix-and-match format.
Seger still working on next album (Updated August 23, 2013)
Bob Seger's anticipated studio album never materialized in 2012, but Seger is still showing off his working-class roots and work ethic for all to see and hear. In fact, this still-relevant rocker is reaping the benefits of his musical longevity.
It was June 14, 2012 when Seger was finally inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame – an achievement many felt was long overdue. A little more than six months later – January 10, 2013 to be exact – he announced another tour in the US and Canada aptly named the "Rock and Roll Never Forgets Tour."
If you've seen a Seger live show lately, you'll notice the hefty presence of new material in the set – from the opening version of John Hiatt's "Detroit made" to the original "All The Roads" and a cover of "California Stars." All three were recorded during late January 2013 in Nashville and are slated for his next (and possibly final) studio album.
Seger himself told multiple media outlets that two-thirds of his upcoming album was done back in the spring, and his target date to have it out was by the end of August. Even though it's been put on hold, he seems resolute now to get it done. He's also returned to the studio for other projects. He was half of a duet on a new version of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Who'll Stop the Rain" for John Fogerty's new album, "Wrote a Song for Everyone." That was released May 28, and Seger was also featured in "The History of the Eagles" documentary which bowed on April 30.
About Bob Seger
Singer/songwriter, guitarist and pianist Bob Seger represents, for many, the can-do spirit of America. Born in 1945 and raised in blue-collar Michigan, Seger struggled for years, touring the Midwest concert circuit with only regional success. It was in 1973, when he put together the Silver Bullet Band, that Seger began a streak of success that made him a household name in rock and made Bob Seger tickets a hot commodity.
With his albums "Beautiful Loser" in 1975, then "Live Bullet" and "Night Moves" the following year, Seger burst onto the national music scene with hit singles like "Katmandu," "Rock and Roll Never Forgets" and "Travelin' Man." He followed that success with even bigger hits, "Old Time Rock and Roll," "We've Got Tonight," "Against the Wind," "Like a Rock," and "Turn the Page."
Among all Seger's hits, it's his live album, "Live Bullet," that still signifies his success. That's because Seger's live shows are not to be missed, churning with high-power Detroit energy and bursting with pure, raw rock and roll. His performances are a chance to see one of middle America's legendary rockers, a man who refused to give up and insisted on making and performing his brand of rock even when no one was paying attention. Today his gritty sound still makes as powerful a statement about America as it ever did.
With his signature raspy voice sounding as good as it did five decades ago, Seger continues to perform and record today. Seger and his Silver Bullet Band were on the road in 2011 and traveled coast to coast, playing in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Dallas and more. Though he told Rolling Stone that his touring days are winding down, Seger has a new album slated for fall 2012. It will be his first studio project in six years.
Bob Seger Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Ultimate Hits: Rock Never Forgets||2011|
|Early Seger, Volume 1||2009|
|Back in '72||2008|
|Face the Promise||2006|
|Stranger in Town||1978|
|Brand New Morning||1971|
|Lookin' Back / Highway Child||1971|
Top 10 Bob Seger Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|1||Turn the Page||33,305||14,594|
|3||Against the Wind||27,385||12,765|
|4||Old Time Rock and Roll||17,837||9,049|
|6||Still The Same||15,064||7,892|
|7||We've Got Tonight||15,824||7,808|
|9||Like A Rock||10,668||5,736|
|10||Roll Me Away||9,268||5,063|
Seger & Silver Bullet Band Riding Out
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, classic rock legends who continue to go strong like the prototypical assembly lines of Detroit's heyday, have announced that a new album's on the way this fall and tour dates are planned to support the new record. Ride Out is scheduled to his shelves October 14, and his…Read more
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date city state venue 03/30/2015 Indianapolis IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse 03/28/2015 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 03/26/2015 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 03/22/2015 Indianapolis IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse 03/20/2015 Kansas City MO Sprint Center 03/17/2015 Sioux Falls SD Denny Sanford Premier Center 03/15/2015 Lincoln NE Pinnacle Bank Arena 03/13/2015 Salt Lake City UT EnergySolutions Arena 03/09/2015 Sacramento CA Sleep Train Arena 03/07/2015 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 03/05/2015 San Jose CA SAP Center 03/03/2015 Sacramento CA Sleep Train Arena 02/27/2015 Inglewood CA The Forum 02/25/2015 San Diego CA Viejas Arena 02/21/2015 Las Vegas NV Mandalay Bay Events Center 02/19/2015 Glendale AZ Gila River Arena 02/17/2015 Wichita KS INTRUST Bank Arena 02/14/2015 Houston TX Toyota Center 02/12/2015 Dallas TX American Airlines Center 02/10/2015 Lafayette LA Cajundome 02/07/2015 Sunrise FL BB&T Center 02/05/2015 Tampa FL Amalie Arena 02/03/2015 Estero FL Germain Arena 01/31/2015 Duluth GA Gwinnett Center 01/29/2015 Columbus OH Nationwide Arena 01/27/2015 Charleston WV Charleston Civic Center 01/24/2015 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 01/22/2015 Pittsburgh PA Consol Energy Center 01/20/2015 Toledo OH Huntington Center
Bob Seger Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/19/2014 New York NY Madison Square Garden 12/17/2014 Buffalo NY First Niagara Center 12/13/2014 St. Louis MO Scottrade Center 12/11/2014 Chicago IL United Center 12/09/2014 Grand Rapids MI Van Andel Arena 12/06/2014 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 12/04/2014 Cleveland OH Quicken Loans Arena 12/02/2014 Albany NY Times Union Center 11/29/2014 Boston MA TD Garden 11/26/2014 Saint John NB Harbour Station 11/24/2014 Halifax NS Scotiabank Centre 11/22/2014 Bangor ME Cross Insurance Center 11/19/2014 Saginaw MI Dow Event Center 10/14/2014 Los Angeles CA Jimmy Kimmel Live Outdoor Stage
Bob Seger Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 05/11/2013 Edmonton AB Rexall Place 05/09/2013 Saskatoon SK SaskTel Centre 05/04/2013 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 05/02/2013 University Park PA Bryce Jordan Center 04/30/2013 Norfolk VA Scope 04/27/2013 Raleigh NC PNC Arena 04/25/2013 Charlotte NC Time Warner Cable Arena 04/23/2013 Reading PA Santander Arena 04/18/2013 Buffalo NY First Niagara Center 04/16/2013 Brooklyn NY Barclays Center 04/13/2013 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 04/11/2013 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 04/09/2013 Dayton OH Wright State University Nutter Center 04/06/2013 Chicago IL United Center 04/04/2013 St. Louis MO Scottrade Center 04/02/2013 Denver CO Pepsi Center 03/30/2013 Portland OR Moda Center at the Rose Quarter 03/29/2013 Tacoma WA Tacoma Dome 03/27/2013 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 03/25/2013 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 03/23/2013 Saskatoon SK SaskTel Centre 03/21/2013 Edmonton AB Rexall Place 03/19/2013 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 03/16/2013 Fargo ND Fargodome 03/15/2013 Saint Paul MN Xcel Energy Center 03/13/2013 Winnipeg MB MTS Centre 03/07/2013 Green Bay WI Resch Center 03/05/2013 Grand Rapids MI Van Andel Arena 03/01/2013 Toledo OH Huntington Center 02/27/2013 Toledo OH Huntington Center
Bob Seger Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 01/14/2012 Greenville SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena 01/12/2012 Sunrise FL BB&T Center 01/10/2012 Jacksonville FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Bob Seger Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 12/30/2011 Las Vegas NV Mandalay Bay Events Center 12/28/2011 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 12/23/2011 Phoenix AZ US Airways Center 12/21/2011 Oakland CA Oracle Arena 12/17/2011 Dallas TX American Airlines Center 12/15/2011 Oklahoma City OK Chesapeake Energy Arena 12/13/2011 Des Moines IA Wells Fargo Arena 12/10/2011 Memphis TN FedExForum 12/09/2011 St. Louis MO Scottrade Center 12/06/2011 Kanata ON Canadian Tire Centre 12/03/2011 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 12/01/2011 New York NY Madison Square Garden 11/29/2011 Worcester MA DCU Center 11/26/2011 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 11/25/2011 Baltimore MD Royal Farms Arena 11/19/2011 Pittsburgh PA Consol Energy Center 11/17/2011 Louisville KY KFC Yum! Center 11/15/2011 Birmingham AL BJCC Arena 11/13/2011 Orlando FL Florida Citrus Bowl 11/11/2011 Greenville SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena 11/09/2011 Evansville IN Ford Center 11/04/2011 Columbus OH Nationwide Arena 11/02/2011 Ypsilanti MI Eastern Michigan University 05/28/2011 Grand Rapids MI Van Andel Arena 05/26/2011 Cleveland OH Quicken Loans Arena 05/24/2011 London ON Budweiser Gardens 05/21/2011 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 05/19/2011 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 05/17/2011 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 05/14/2011 Rosemont IL Allstate Arena 05/12/2011 Saint Paul MN Xcel Energy Center 05/10/2011 Omaha NE CenturyLink Center Omaha 05/07/2011 Indianapolis IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse 05/05/2011 Kansas City MO Sprint Center 05/03/2011 New Orleans LA Smoothie King Center 04/30/2011 Houston TX Toyota Center 04/28/2011 Tulsa OK BOK Center 04/26/2011 North Little Rock AR Verizon Arena 04/23/2011 Greensboro NC Greensboro Coliseum 04/23/2011 Greensboro NC Greensboro Coliseum 04/21/2011 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 04/19/2011 Atlanta GA Philips Arena 04/16/2011 Atlantic City NJ Boardwalk Hall 04/15/2011 Boston MA TD Garden 04/12/2011 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 04/09/2011 Buffalo NY First Niagara Center 04/07/2011 Cleveland OH Quicken Loans Arena 04/05/2011 Cincinnati OH US Bank Arena 04/02/2011 Grand Rapids MI Van Andel Arena 03/31/2011 Toledo OH Huntington Center 03/29/2011 Saginaw MI Dow Event Center 03/26/2011 Toledo OH Huntington Center