Bob Seger recently announced a 2019 tour that will take him from Clarkston, Michigan to Eugene, Oregon and back through the middle of the nation throughout the course of June and September. Tickets to the tour that will jump around a little bit and feature a large hiatus are currently available to savvy fans interested in securing great seats for surprisingly affordable prices now.
The DTE Energy Music Theater
The tour will begin in Clarkston, as Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band will perform a total of six shows between Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 21. The soloist and the group that have been making magic happen for several decades will be well oiled and ready for this run of shows that borders on a residency.
The DTE Energy Music Theater is indeed a wonderful place to stage shows. Built in the early 70s and opened in the summer of 1972, the hotspot of entertainment located at 7774 Sachabaw Road has ingrained itself into the local Clarkston culture. With a capacity of over 15,000 split nearly in half by seats in the pavilion and space on the lawn, this is one of the best places in Michigan to experience music.
Decades of Music
Night Moves is a historic Seger track. The creative genius of the song was deepened by the use of equivocation, as seen in the lines “working on the night moves,” as well as “ain’t it funny how the night moves.” The depth of English exploration is largely lost on listeners who hear these words, but it is an indication that Bob Seger was operating on another level dating back several decades.
His first Greatest Hits album was released in October 1994, as he put a foot on the right rail of a railroad while posing in all black with a red and yellow guitar for the cover. The album featured everything from Roll Me Away to Hollywood Nights and Against the Wind. Those were but three of 14 tracks that comprised the album that extended over an hour and featured songs recorded between 1972 and 1994.
Many of these songs will be played during Bob Seger’s upcoming tours, as well as more recent hits that have come from albums released in the last 20 years. Born in Detroit, Michigan in early May of 1945, Seger is one of many American rock ‘n roll superstars who are still playing music well into their late-60s and 70s. Born during a time in which America was still shackled by largely conservative virtues and values, Seger was one of the many who helped usher in an era of social consciousness and change that resulted in freethinking, free expression and wonderful music.
Making it Big in the 80’s
Categorized as a rock artist, a heartland rocker, a psychedelic rocker, a pop rocker and even an acid rocker in his early days – when acid was becoming a thing – Bob Seger has delightfully spanned a wide spectrum of musical genres. He is typically dressed in black when he takes the stage, which is a way of drawing attention away from himself and into the ears and minds of all in attendance.
Seger’s initial studio album came in 1976, and the following came in 1978. By 1980, he had released Against the Wind, which shot to #1 on the overall US Billboard Charts. It also reached #17 on the German charts and #11 on the Swedish charts, which was an indication that his work was making its way across the Atlantic Ocean in an era far before digital advancements allowed this to happen with a click or swipe. .
A total of four studio albums have been released since, and all of them have done well on the Billboard Charts. Seger’s most recent studio release came a full 14 years before this upcoming tour, but he has released a handful of singles in the years since. When he puts together a set list for an upcoming show, fans are sure to be entertained by everything from start to finish.
After the aforementioned performances in Clarksburg, Michigan, the tour will touch down in various venues during September for single shows. It begins with a concert at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Arena in Radip City, South Dakota for a show on the evening of Thursday, September 12. From there, the tour will make the short jaunt to the Fargodome in North Dakota for a performance on Saturday, September 14. The next show will take place in Bozeman, Montana on Tuesday, September 17, before the tour lands in the state of Washington for shows in Spokane Arena on September 19 and the famous Tacoma Dome on Saturday, September 21.
After a performance at the Matthew Night Arena in Eugene, Oregon on the evening of Tuesday, September 24, a grand finale is scheduled for the iconic Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California on Thursday, September 26. Now is the perfect time for all fans interested in securing Bob Seger tickets to one or more of these upcoming shows to do so now.