Bob Seger plots 2 farewell shows in hometown Detroit

Three months into the ‘‘Roll Me Away’ tour, Bob Seger — along with The Silver Bullet Band — has scheduled an additional 17 shows for the farewell trek.

Seger, 73, and company will head back to the legend’s home state of Michigan in June for two finale performances.

On June 6 and 8, the group will conclude this leg of the ‘Roll Me Away tour at Clarkston’s DTE Energy Music Theatre, just 65 kilometres north of Seger’s hometown of Detroit.

Unfortunately for fans, Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band currently have no additional plans to tour Canada; they played Vancoucer earlier this month.

Bob Seger speaks onstage during the 2015 Billboard Touring Awards at The Roosevelt Hotel on Nov. 19, 2015, in New York City.

Bob Seger speaks onstage during the 2015 Billboard Touring Awards at The Roosevelt Hotel on Nov. 19, 2015, in New York City.

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Seger formed the Silver Bullet Band in 1974. The group continued to dominate North America more than 10 years after his initial success.

They’ve charted the world for years since and played for millions of fans globally. The Roll Me Away’ tour celebrates nearly five decades of music — originally launched to make up for previously postponed 2017 shows.

Seger had to sit out the latter half of his 2017 Runaway Train tour due to a necessary spinal surgery (cervical laminectomy). His doctor advised him to undergo the surgery after discovering he had ruptured a disc.

“They aren’t letting me lift anything over five pounds, he told Rolling Stone. “No piano, no guitar. But as soon as the pain stops, I’ll be playing again.”

Seger has since held up to that promise by giving it his all on the road.

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band commenced the Travelin’ Man tour in late November and have toured extensively since then.

Bob Seger of Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet band performs in concert at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 11, 2013, in Auburn Hills, Mich.

Bob Seger of Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet band performs in concert at The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 11, 2013, in Auburn Hills, Mich.

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Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band join the long list of classic rockers embarking on their goodbye tours this year.

Among them: Ozzy Osbourne, Elton John and Paul Simon. As of this writing, there are no scheduled Canadian tour dates.

Tickets can be purchased through the official Bob Seger website.

Currently scheduled ‘Roll Me Away’ tour dates

Feb. 15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort
Feb. 17 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Feb. 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
March 2 — Las Vegas, Nev. @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
March 5 — Albuquerque, N.M. @ Tingley Coliseum
March 7 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin
March 9 – Dallas, TX @ Ford Center at The Star
March 12 — Bossier City, La. @ CenturyLink Center
March 15 — Tampa, Fla. @ Amalie Arena
March 17 — Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. @ BB&T Center
April 30 — Springfield, Mo. @ JQH Arena
May 2 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 4 — Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Center
May 10 — Charleston, S.C. @ North Charleston Coliseum
May 12 — Jacksonville, Fla. @ Daily’s Place
May 16 — Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion
May 18 — Virginia Beach, Va. @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
May 23 — Raleigh, N.C. @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater
May 25 — Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live
May 30 — Wantagh, N.Y. @ Jones Beach Amphitheater
June 1 — Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Banks Arts Center
June 6 — Detroit, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 8 — Detroit, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre

adam.wallis@globalnews.ca

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