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Interview:
Bob Seger fall dates won't include Detroit area
 

By GARY GRAFF
for Journal Register Newspapers

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Bob Seger is planning to hit the road again this fall -- possibly with a new album in tow -- but don't expect to see him around these parts.

The Oakland County-based rocker says that he and his Silver Bullet Band "are definitely going out for two weeks in November," either to play on the West Coast or in Australia, where his 2011 compilation "Ultimate Hits: Rock and Roll Never Forgets" has spent six weeks in the Top 10 this year.

"I don't think we'll do here at all," Seger -- who will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday, June 14 -- says in reference to metro Detroit, where he played four shows in 2011 as well as dates in Saginaw, Grand Rapids and Toledo.

"It's either going to be the West Coast or Australia; the promoters are kind of bidding against each other, and whoever comes up with the best deal is going to get it. Or, if we get greedy, we'll do both!" he adds with a laugh

Seger says the allure of playing the North American shows would be "to just finish what we started" in 2011 and early 2012. "We did 54 gigs but we just ran out of time and everything. And we want to do all those cities -- San Diego, Sacramento, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver and Denver -- which are major markets."

While the tour is being determined, Seger is continuing to work on his next album, the follow-up to 2006's "Face the Promise." He says that he has "five (songs) that I really, really like and then I'm sifting through the other 70 I've got in the can. I feel good about the material. I could actually put (an album) out this fall right now if I wanted to; I'm just going to write a little more before I make the final decision."

Among the tracks under consideration are a duet with Trisha Yearwood called "The Price," "a ballad called "You Take Me In" and live versions of Seger's own "Sometimes" and Little Feat's "Fat Man in the Bathtub" recorded during his 1986 tour.

Seger is also composing a soundtrack for the trailer "Threshhold," a film co-written by his son Cole, a student at Oakland University.

Seger talks more about the next album and his Songwriters Hall of Fame honor in the Arts section of Sunday's (June 10) Oakland Press.



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