Monday, February 7, 2011

Bob Seger: tickets for first 4 concerts on sale this week

Bob Seger has announced the first few dates of his 2011 North American Tour.

Looks like Seger is kicking things off in the Northeast with a series of shows, starting in his native Michigan with a concert in Saginaw on March 29.

Tickets for the initial shows go on sale this week - here’s the schedule so far:

Bob Seger
2011 Tour

Mar 29 - Saginaw, MI - Dow Event Center (on sale 2/12 10 AM)
Mar 31 – Toledo, OH - Huntington Center (on sale 2/11 10AM)
Apr 02 – Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena (on sale 2/12 10 AM)
Apr 07 – Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena (on sale 2/11 10 AM)

Rolling Stone reports that Seger was initially scheduled to hit the road last year, booking 40-50 dates before Bob changed his mind and the plug was pulled.

The Spring 2011 tour is expected to run between 20-30 shows, before Seger returns to the studio to complete his latest album.

Rolling Stone says the setlist will focus on Seger's deep catalog of hits, but it will also feature select tracks from Seger's upcoming 17th studio LP. "Right now he probably has half of an album that he's happy with," says a source. "Whether or not he finishes it this summer, he'll probably go back out in the fall and do even more dates."

Seger hopes that the album will come out sometime this summer, but that could easily change. "He's been known to finish an album in two months," says the source. "He's also been known to take a year. Record companies used to put out albums just one month after you finish it. Bob still thinks that's all you need. Now they want six months. It's a huge fight every time and it's scary because he makes changes right up to the end."

Seger's first seven albums have been out of print for decades, much to frustration of his fans. That situation is unlikely to change anytime soon. "He keeps going back and forth about that," says the source. "Maybe he just doesn't want to take the time to do it? They actually called some people to re-release them a little while ago, but Bob wasn't comfortable with what they wanted so they didn't do it. They hope to keep working towards it."

Bob Seger – Night Moves
Kemper Arena – Kansas City, MO – December 2, 2006

See also:

Bob Seger tops the hennemusic Hot 10
Bob Seger announces 2011 North American tour