Saturday, January 29, 2011

Turn The Page: Bob Seger On The Road Again

Reclusive Rock n' Roll Hall of Famer Bob Seger has announced plans to go out on a tour this spring with his Silver Bullet Band, his first tour since late-2006 and only his second since 1996. It's not yet known how many dates Seger will play on this year's tour, but I've read rumors of 20-30 dates with another possible leg of the tour coming in the fall. At this time, only four markets are highlighted on a US map for the spring dates on his website: Ohio, Michigan, New York and Missouri. The rest of the tour should be announced soon. Last March, Bob announced that he would be doing a full tour in the fall of 2010, but that outing never materialized with Bob instead choosing to continue working on the follow-up to his 2006 studio album, Face The Promise. I bought Face The Promise when it was first released back in 2006 and its got a ton of spins on my iTunes over the last few years. It was really a great album that not surprisingly didn't generate much Internet buzz, but it has sold over 1 million copies, certified platinum, when so few records achieve that status anymore.

In 1980, Bob Seger released the album Against the Wind and it became his first and only #1 album on the Billboard album chart. The first single "Fire Lake" featured Eagles Don Henley, Timothy B. Schmit, and Glen Frey on backing vocals.  Glen Frey and Bob Seger's relationship goes way back to when both were working in the Detroit rock scene in the late 60s. Glen Frey's first recording gig was performing acoustic guitar and background vocals on Bob Seger's Ramblin' Gamblin' Man in 1968.

Take a listen to the studio recording of Fire Lake featuring Bob Seger and the trio of Eagles:

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