It will be one show, and one show only, for Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band in the Detroit area this time around.
Seger and company have announced the the final concert of the Ride Out tour will take place March 28 in Nashville, just two days after they play at the Palace of Auburn Hills. At least one other home town show was expected, but venue availabilities did not line up with Seger's schedule.
"You wouldn't believe how busy it is," Seger said during a break from the tour in December. A possible Joe Louis Arena play in downtown Detroit was blocked by country star Garth Brooks' six-show run there in late February, Seger added. "We wanted to do one Louis, one Palace; you do two Palaces and everybody's always complainging. So I said we'll do one Louis and one Palace, but we coudln't get Louis."
Tickets are still available for the Palace show. The Nashville show goes on sale Feb. 7, with fan club pre-sales starting Feb. 4.
Meanwhile, there's some talk of some summer dates for Seger and the band, but nothing's been determined yet and much, Seger said, hinges on Don Brewer, the drummer he's said he'd never tour without again but who also tends to spend his summers playing with the curernt incarnation of Grand Funk Railroad.
"We're thinking about a few things in the sumemr, maybe three weeks in teh summer," Seger said.
If summer does not happen, of course, its raises the specter of whether the Nashville show will be Seger's last ever. Seger turns 70 in May, and during 2013 he began talking about retiring in some form. He backed off that bit when "Ride Out" was released in October but said it's still under consideration.
"The deciding factor for whether I leave or not is my voice, whether it holds up," he explains. "I want to be graceful about it, you know what I mean? I don't want to stay too long or over-stay my welcome."
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