He’s been in music for over 50 years. He’s a member of both the Rock and Roll and Songwriters Halls of Fame. His biggest hits are rock (and oldies) staples. And now, he’s preparing to Ride Out – with a tour to support a new album.
That’s Bob Seger, supported by his Silver Bullet Band.
If you’re taking “those old records off the shelf” (Old Time Rock and Roll, featured in the iconic “Tom Cruise in his skivvies” scene from the 1983 movie Risky Business), or just thinking about Night Moves, then you remember the peak years of Seger’s career, in the mid to late Seventies and early to middle Eighties. You might also remember Like a Rock, which pitched more than a few Chevrolet trucks in its day. (Seger, a native Michigander, was and is still highly supportive of Detroit autoworkers.)
Those three songs, among others (Main Street, Against the Wind, Still the Same and more) are all from the height of Seger’s career, the years between 1976 (when the album Night Moves was released) through 1986-87 (the release of the Like a Rock album). Each of these albums were multi-million sellers, and remain popular today.
This month, Seger released his latest, entitled Ride Out, and announced a national tour to support the album. He will start in Saginaw, Mich. (the Dow Event Center) on the 22nd of this month, winding through Maritime Canada, and back down the U.S. east coast, then returning to the Midwest. Jumping from there to the Southeast, the tour moves across Texas and into Arizona; then to Southern California (Hollywood Nights, anyone?) before moving up the West Coast to finish in Vancouver in early March 2015