Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band are one of the most notable bands in classic rock history and fans are going to have another chance to catch this hard rocking act in venues across North America. Launching a new tour, titled the Runaway Train tour, Bob Seger will be joined by his Silver Bullet Band for a tour that will encompass 24 stops across the United States and Canada. The Runaway Train tour comes just a short time after Seger’s Greatest Hits collection made headlines for going RIAA Diamond without an online streaming release, proving Seger still has the following to break records, regardless of the medium.
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band Jump Aboard A Runaway Train
Rolling Stone reports that the Runaway Train tour will kick off on August 24 in Toledo, Ohio, where Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band will play the Huntington Center. The 24-date tour will complete its circuit with an October 28 concert at Phoenix, Arizona’s Talking Stick Resort Arena.
Bob Seger will include concert dates for his Detroit hometown, listing two performances in the area. The DTE Energy Music Theatre, a venue formerly known as Pine Knob, has already sold out, prompting Seger to add an additional Detroit date at Palace of Auburn Hills on September 23. Tickets for that second concert go on sale on June 9.
Concert announcements reveal that select dates on the Runaway Train tour will include special guest Nancy Wilson, formerly of Heart.
While teasing the Runaway Train concert on Twitter, Mr. Seger shared concert footage of the “Turn the Page” ad that added a graphic that reads, “One last time.” The tweet has prompted speculation that Runaway Train will be Bob’s final tour.
Rock n Roll Never Forgets...Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/9j0sipniOw— Bob Seger (@BobSeger) May 30, 2017
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band Runaway Train Tour Dates
Unless otherwise noted, all tickets will be available for purchase on June 9.
August 24 – Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center
August 26 – Moline, IL @ iWireless Center
August 30 – Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
September 2 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center (on sale June 16)
September 7 – Saginaw, MI @ Dow Event Center
September 9 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre (sold out)
September 12 – Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena (on sale June 16)
September 14 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden (on sale June 23)
September 16 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
September 19 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
September 21 – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena (on sale June 16)
September 23 – Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
September 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena (on sale June 16)
September 30 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena (on sale June 16)
October 5 – Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena (on sale June 16)
October 7 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinity Energy Arena
October 10 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena (on sale June 16)
October 12 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center (on sale June 16)
October 14 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center (on sale June 16)
October 19 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (on sale June 16)
October 21 – Dallas, TX @ Ford Center at The Star (on sale June 23)
October 24 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center (on sale June 23)
October 26 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center (on sale June 23)
October 28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena (on sale June 16)
Bob Seger Breaks Sales Records With His 1994 Double LP, Greatest Hits
The Runaway Train concert tour comes just as Bob Seger is set to reissue his 1994 Greatest Hits and his 1969 debut album, Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man. Forbes reports that Recording Industry Association of America just recently released news that Greatest Hits has achieved the diamond sales status, indicating that the collection of Bob Seger hits has exceeded 10 million sales.
The accomplishment is that much more impressive for the fact that Seger is one of the few remaining holdouts against releasing music online, though it wasn’t an entirely conscious decision. A long-running conflict between Bob’s manager Edward “Punch” Andrews and Capitol Records has kept the artist’s music from being available through streaming services.
While contemporary artists play the game, challenging Billboard and RIAA rules about the legitimacy of online sales with services like Apple Music and Spotify, Mr. Seger has been kept from offering his music digitally. Whether as a victim of circumstance or as a matter of strategy, it seems to have worked. Bob Seger’s Greatest Hits is reaching new highs.
Seger is going even more classic with his Greatest Hits reissue. The double LP will be released on 180-gram vinyl and is scheduled to hit stores this Friday.
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