By: Gary Graff
Bob Seger and his Silver Bullet Band have added some high-profile dates to his upcoming Rock And Roll Never Forgets Tour, including Chicago, Brooklyn and a home town stop in the Detroit area.
Seger, who kicks off the trek on February 27 in Toledo, will play Chicago's United Center on April 6, the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio, on April 9, the Palace of Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit on April 11 and Brooklyn's new Barclays Center on April 16. That brings the total number of shows on the tour 19, with more to be added according to Seger's camp.
Even without a new album, the Michigan rocker has been touring consistently since 2011, and Seger tells us he's enjoying it as much now as he ever did, and he credits the current incarnation of the Silver Bullet Band for that:
"I'll tell you why it's fun -- the band is so dedicated, and they really cover me well...The girls lift me up and the horns lift me up and Don (Brewer on drums) is a rock, just a dead solid rock that everyone can play with, and he's so dependable. It's a good band. You're pretty grateful to health, whatever, that you're lucky to be able to still do this at my age. It's pretty fun to see people come out and you get that, 'Oh, man, I'm so glad I got to see you before you stop."
Joe Walsh will open for Seger in Chicago, Vancouver (March 27), Seattle (March 29), Portland (March 30), Denver (April 2) and St. Louis (April 4), and Seger will be double-billed with Kid Rock in Minneapolis/St. Paul (March 15) and Fargo, N.D. (March 16).
Seger and the Silver Bullet crew are in the midst of rehearsals for the tour, and he's continuing to work on his next album, the follow-up to 2006's "Face the Promise." Seger also joins John Fogerty for a duet on Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Who'll Stop the Rain" on Fogerty's new album, "Wrote a Song For Everyone," which comes out May 28.
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