Bob Seger's declaration of a fall tour last week may have been a bit premature.
The Detroit rocker was part of radio personality Dick Purtan's final broadcast, telling him that "we're thinking about maybe a tour later this year. We're looking at some dates, trying to get some buildings, maybe October-November. But we just started...so we'll see what's available." Seger also promised that "of course we'll play here," meaning the Detroit area, where he closed the tour .
The interview has been posted on the official bobseger.com web site, but with no confirmation that anything -- including an actual decision to tour -- has been firmed up yet.
Local venue operators -- including one that noted "it's all quiet on the home front so far" -- say they have not yet been contacted about any Seger shows. And Rick Franks of LiveNation Entertainment, who handled Seger's last tour in 2006-2007, said that, "I don't know a think about it. I've heard absolutely nothing. The first I heard was listening to Dick Purtan, like everybody else."
Franks did, however, predict that a Seger tour would "be a big deal, a huge deal. But until we hear something official, there's nothing."
Seger is working on a follow-up to last year's "Early Seger, Volume 1" collection of older and unreleased tracks, as well as a live recording from Cleveland Recording studio on March of 1973 that was broadcast by radio station WMMS-FM. No release date has been set for either project.