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The Rockets to open first Bob Seger show at the Palace

of the Oakland Press

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The Rockets will ride their comeback into the Palace of Auburn Hills next week, where they'll open for the first of Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band's three concerts there.

The Detroit group will start things off on Tuesday, May 17. Openers for Seger's May 19 and 21 shows have not yet been announced. Tickets are still available for all three dates.

On his Facebook site, Rockets frontman Jim Edwards posted that, "In 1974 I went to my first concert - Bob Seger at Cobo. I am absolutely thrilled to be opening for him at the Palace of Auburn Hills."

Founding members Johnny "Bee" Badanjek and Jimmy McCarty began using the Rockets name again last year after regrouping with new musicians as the Helldrivers. The original Rockets were together from 1972-83, during which time they released five studio albums -- which included radio hits such as "Turn Up the Radio," "Desire" and a remake of Fleetwood Mac's "Oh, Well" -- and a live set recorded at the Royal Oak Music Theatre.

The Rockets are currently working on new material for an album they hope to record this year

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