Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band kicked off their North American tour in Toledo, Ohio at Huntington Center last night and introduced new material and rare gems along with the expected classics hits.
According to an article posted today by RollingStone.com, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer treated fans to numerous hits from his hefty back catalogue such as “Night Moves,” “Against the Wind” and “Old Time Rock and Roll,” but also included many lesser played deep cuts like “Beautiful Loser,” “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man and, making its first live appearance in 17 years – “Like a Rock.”
The 67-year old Lincoln Park, Michigan native also introduced a number of covers, opening the show with the one-two punch John Hiatt's "Detroit Made" and Otis Clay's "Tryin' to Live My Life Without You” and offered takes on Woody Guthrie’s “California Stars” and Billy Bragg’s “Mermaid Avenue.”
The big surprise of the night was a brand new song titled “All The Roads,” a medium-tempo number, featuring Seger seated center stage on acoustic guitar driven tune.
Check out a fan made video of the performance at YouTube.com.
The new material hopefully signals the eminent long-awaited studio follow-up to 2006’s “Face the Promise.”
Seger’s “Rock and Roll Never Forgets Tour” Canadian leg kicks off on March 13 in Winnipeg, MB at MTS Centre and wraps up March 27 in Vancouver, BC at Rogers Arena.
Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster and local venues.
Check out Bob Seger’s official website for a full list of dates and details.
Did you know? Bob Seger released a cover of Tom Wait’s classic “Downtown Train” in 2011, which was touted as the debut single from his upcoming studio album.