Bob Seger’s Runaway Train Tour is coming off the track, for health reasons.
Following “doctor’s orders to attend to an urgent medical issue with his vertebrae,” Seger is postponing the remaining 18 dates on his current tour. Seger postponed last Saturday’s (Sept. 30) concert in Columbus due to the issue as well.
In a statement Seger said that, “I’m so disappointed to have to suspend the tour as the band was on a great roll. It’s a privilege to play for our amazing fans. Hoping to be back on the road very soon.”
Seger is still on track to release his new album, “I Knew You When,” on Nov. 17 -- the day the tour was to have ended in Chicago.
The Runaway Train tour started Aug. 24 in Toledo, with a nearly two-hour show packed with favorites as well as the first-ever performances of “The Fire Inside” and the return of his hit “You’ll Accomp’ny Me” to the set for the first time in 30 years. Seger got through 13 shows, including Michigan dates in Saginaw and Grand Rapids and at the DTE Energy Music Theatre before playing the final concert at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Sept. 23.