Bob Seger announced that his upcoming tour with the Silver Bullet Band will be his last; the 27-date trek will be a farewell to his career that has spanned over more than 50 years.
Seger, 73, did not mention a specific reason as to why this will be his final tour, but has been mentioning retirement since 2011.
“My career is winding down,” he told Rolling Stone seven years ago. “What can I say? I can’t do this much longer. My manager is 70. We’ve been together for 45 years now and we need to stop pretty soon and turn it over to the Kid Rocks and Eminems. I guess we’re in the final stages here. When I got offstage the other night I said to my security guy, ‘That was surreal. I can’t believe I just did a full-on rock show.’ It’s just surreal.”
Last year, while on his Runaway Train tour, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer had to cancel a run of dates due to a ruptured disk and surgery. Earlier this year, he told Rolling Stone that he’s “feeling better all the time,” and once the pain stops, he’ll get back to playing guitar and piano again.
The farewell tour will kick-off on November 21 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and will go on to make stops in cities like St. Louis, Nashville, Buffalo, Portland, Phoenix, and Los Angeles. In May 2019, he will wrap-up the trek for his final show in Houston, Texas. While these are the only shows as of right now, a press release notes that more shows will be announced in Las Vegas, Fresno, San Diego, Vancouver, and more cities.
Seger will join other artists on their farewell tours, including Joan Baez, Ozzy Osbourne, Paul Simon, Elton John, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Slayer.
Check out Seger’s full list of farewell tour dates below.
Bob Seger Farewell Tour 2018-2019
November 21 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
November 24 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
November 27 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
November 30 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
December 6 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
December 8 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
December 12 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Arena
December 14 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
December 20 – Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena
December 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy
January 9 – Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center
January 11 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
January 15 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
January 17 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
January 19 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
January 22 – Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center
January 29 – Billings, MT @ Rimrock Auto Arena
January 31 – Boise, ID @ Ford Center
February 2 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
February 9 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
February 15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort
February 17 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
February 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
March 7 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin
March 9 – Dallas, TX @ Ford Center at The Star
May 2 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion