Bob Seger will continue his farewell tour started in 2018 also in 2019. Bob and “Silver Bullet Band” have started this year’s tour on 09th of January in Toledo, will perform in venues like Nashville, Seattle, Phoenix, and L.A. and will wrap it up on 02nd of May with a show in Houston, Texas.
Announced on the 18th of September 2018 as “the final tour”, “The Travelin’ Man Tour” has offered so far amazing moments to fans that attended the shows. The musician has performed live for the first time songs like “No Man’s Land” from his “Against the Wind” album, he brought back in the playlist, after 27 years, his version for Rodney Crowell’s “Shame on the Moon” and has accompanied his cover of Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” with photos of close friend Glenn Frey and of other musicians who have passed away in the last years, such as Tom Petty, Chuck Berry, Aretha Franklin, and B.B. King.
His shows are always an intense experience for fans around the country, so if you want to enjoy such an amazing experience, you can get your ticket for one of the future shows from some of the best resources around.
Although Seger may retire from touring, he is not planning to stop playing for good. On the 03rd of January, he stated that starting 2020 he will be available for weddings. Until then, he and his up to 14 members band – “Silver Bullet” have prepared a playlist that will be a real treat for the fans that will see them perform live: “The Fire Down Below”, “Long Twin Silver Line”, “Old Time Rock & Roll”, “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man” and “Her Strut” are among the songs included in that playlist.
“The Travelin’ Man Tour” includes also shows rescheduled from “Runaway Train” tour from 2017, when Seger had to cancel the tour to get a surgery in order to fix a ruptured disc in his neck. 2017 was also the year when he released his last studio album, called “I Knew You When”. The band that will open Seger’s current tour is “Grand Funk Railroad”. Don Brewer, drummer and founder of the band plays also in the “Silver Bullet Band”.
Robert Clark “Bob” Seger formed his first band in 1961. He was still in high school at that time and the band he founded alongside his two school mates, H.B. Hunter and Pete Stanger, was called “The Decibels”. After being the lead singer of the “Town Criers” band for a while, he joined a band led by Doug Brown and called the “Omens”. The couple Seger-Brown was asked by Edward “Punch” Andrews to write a song for the band “Underdogs”, while Andrews was the band’s manager. After writing songs also for other bands and hiring Andrews as his manager, Seger founded “The Last Heard” band and released in 1966 the song “East Side Story” which became a big hit in Detroit. From the singles released alongside “The Last Heard”, “Heavy Music”, issued in 1967, was the most successful one, entering the charts from Canada.
In 1968, after signing a deal with a record company, Seger changed the name of the band into “The Bob Seger System” and a year later released the “Ramblin’ Gamblin Man” album. “Ramblin’ Gamblin Man” single became a huge hit in Michigan, so the band released a new album, called “Noah”, the same year. But it didn’t have the same success, so Seger became disappointed, a feeling he will continue to have also after the release, in 1970, of the band’s third album, called “Mongrel”. The commercial failure of these two albums determined Seger to pursue a solo career. But his first solo album – “Brand New Morning”, released in 1971, also failed to impress the public and the critics. The next years were difficult for Seger, who decided, in 1974, to form the “Silver Bullet” band and to release, a year later, “Beautiful Loser” album. The moderate success of the album helped Seger gain back his confidence in his luck and talent. The musician’s breakthrough came in 1976 with the album “Night Moves”. The album turned Bob Seger into an authentic rock star, bringing him and the band multi-Platinum certifications and two hits into “Billboard Hot 100”.
The next album, “Stranger in Town”, released in 1978, was an instant hit. It received multi-Platinum certifications in Canada and in the U.S., and gold certification in the U.K., with the single “Old Time Rock and Roll” listed in the “Songs of the Century” chart, issued in 2001. In 1980, Seger released the only album that reached #1 in the “U.S. Billboard 200”. “Against the Wind” was Number 1 for 6 weeks, received multi-Platinum certifications in Canada and in the U.S. and won two “Grammy Awards” in 1981: “Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal” and “Best Recording Package”. In the ‘80s Seger released two more albums: “The Distance” (1982) and “Like a Rock” (1986), both successful. The ‘90s were a sabbatical decade for the musician, who decided to spend more time with his family. The next album was released in 2006. “Face the Promise” received Platinum certification in the U.S. and landed at Number 4 in “U.S. Billboard 200” and was followed by “Ride Out” in 2014 and by “I Knew You When”, released in 2017 (as mentioned above).
The “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” inductee (since 2004) continues to offer fans a quality mixture of rock, blues, country and folk music, thanks to the influence of musicians like Elvis Presley and Little Richard. One of the reasons for which his music continues to impress current generations is because it sings about everlasting themes, such as love, working-class problems, and women, in an original, straightforward style.
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