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About Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Come witness one of the pioneers of heartland rock; Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band! For six decades, Seger has been filling our ears with the classic rasp and blue-collar topics of roots rock. As one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band’s farewell tour is not one to be missed. Make sure that you’re where you need to be when Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band come to a town near you for their farewell tour.
Seger was born in Detroit Michigan and moved to Anna Arbor at the age of five. His first exposure to music came from his father, a medical technician for the Ford Motor Company, who played several instruments around the house. His early musical inspirations were none other than Little Richard and Elvis Presley.
Before the Silver Bullet Band
Seger first hit the music scene in 1961 leading a three-man band known as the Decibels. They recorded an acetate demo of a song called “The Lonely One”, which aired only once on an Ann Arbor radio station. Seger joined the Town Criers after the Decibels disbanded, and slowly began to gain a steady following.
He joined The Omens after meeting Doug Brown, their lead singer. Seger credits his time in The Omens for his first appearance on an officially released recording. This is when he also met his manager, Edward “Punch” Andrews. After Seger and Brown wrote “East Side Story” for one of Punch’s other acts, Seger created Bob Seger and The Last Heard.
Seger’s time with The Last Heard resulted in his first big Detroit hit, “East Side Story”. It sold 50,000 copies and landed him a contract with Cameo-Parkway Records. Cameo-Parkway would eventually fold, and Seger went on to create The Bob Seger System with Capitol Records. After time with The Bob Seger System, Seger even went solo for a couple of years. In 1974, he finally formed the Silver Bullets Band.
Bob Seger and The Silver Bullets Band
His first works with the Silver Bullets Band included the album Seven and Beautiful Loser, albums that did relatively well in the Detroit area. It was not until Live Bullet was released in 1976 did Seger experience success. Critic Dave Marsh called the album one of the best live albums ever made and it went on to receive progressive rock radio and album-oriented airplay.
Night Moves was Seger’s first national breakthrough. The title song, “Night Moves”, charted at #4 on the Billboard pop singles chart. Through many albums and band member turn over, Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band peaked its success all the way to 1987, the year which the band received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Seger was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and in the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2012.
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Tickets
The Travelin’ Man tour will be the bands final venture on the road. If you don’t want to miss your chance to see Bob Seger and The Silver Bullets band in concert one last time, make sure you purchase your tickets today on ScoreBig!