Detroit rocker Bob Seger had to abandon his tour with the Silver Bullet Band last year after finding out he needed emergency spinal surgery, but 13 months later, he is back and the postponed dates have been announced.
Last fall during the third week of his tour, the singer, who just turned 73 earlier this month, suffered from a ruptured disc in his neck and underwent a cervical laminectomy. Although Seger hoped to play postponed shows during the spring, it all depended on how he felt post-recovery. Fans are nervous that this will be Seger’s last appearance on tour. Venues are promoting the upcoming shows as his final visit onstage, although this was not originally announced as a farewell run.
Out of the 19 dates that were affected, 13 have been announced this morning, while the six other shows will be disclosed during the coming weeks. Seger tried to match the new show dates with the same day of the week the gigs were supposed to take place — making sure that an original Saturday or Sunday show would still take place on the weekend.
Starting in November, Seger will start in Kansas City, Missouri, followed by Des Moines, St. Louis, St. Paul, Chicago, Greenville, and Atlanta. The tour will continue through 2019 with shows in Columbus, Billings, Boise, Phoenix, and Denver. February 23 is the final date announced so far in Inglewood, California. Opening acts have not been announced yet, and it is unclear whether new show dates will be added to the tour.
Seger, known for ’70s hits like “Old Time Rock & Roll” and “Night Moves,” released the record I Knew You When last November. The album, which was dedicated to The Eagles singer Glenn Frey, features the single “Busload of Love.”
Check out the full list of Seger’s rescheduled dates below, with more to follow.
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Rescheduled Tour Dates
November 24 — Kansas City, Missouri @ Sprint Center
November 27 — Des Moines, Iowa @ Wells Fargo Arena
November 30 — St Louis, Missouri @ Scottrade Center
December 12 — St Paul, Minnesota @ XCEL Energy Center
December 14 — Chicago, Illinois @ Allstate Arena
December 20 — Greenville, South Carolina @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena
December 22 — Atlanta, Georgia @ Infinite Energy Arena
January 19, 2019 — Columbus, Ohio @ Nationwide Arena
January 29, 2019 — Billings, Montana@ Rimrock Auto Arena
January 31, 2019 — Boise, Idaho @ Ford Center
February 15, 2019 @ Phoenix, Arizona @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
February 17, 2019 — Denver, Colorado @ PEPSI CENTER
February 23, 2019 — Inglewood, California @ The Forum