Monday, April 8, 2013

Last tour for Bob Seger?

Seger worth seeing if he comes near you
Long-time rock and roll singer Bob Seger has begun his 2013 tour and published reports indicate this could be the last time he hits the road. Seger, who is in his 60s, hinted to Rolling Stone last year this could be it when it comes to touring.

At this point, he is not scheduled to come close to this area. The closest date is currently a visit to North Carolina later this month. However, since most of the dates are located in the Midwest, it is hoped he will take the tour nationally later in the year.
He has played Nashville in the past. The only time I saw him in person was in the late ‘80s at the old Municipal Auditorium. The joint really rocked that night, and it remains one of the more memorable concerts I have seen.
Though Seger has long been an elder statesman of his profession, his career is also an example of perseverance. Though it is easy to forget, Seger spent the first 10 years of his career as a wandering performer who could not quite get over the top.
The album that really broke him out was Live Bullet.  In general, I am not a big fan of live albums, but this one really cooks.  Backed by the Silver Bullet Band, it was a multi-platinum release that took him from regional journeyman to national star.

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