Bob Seger has confirmed the 24-date Runaway Train tour, though he didn’t clarify the meaning of a promo video for these dates that seemed to indicate plans to retire.
Seger and his Silver Bullet band begin these North American shows at Toledo, Ohio, on August 24, and continue through an October stop at Phoenix. More dates are planned, including concerts in Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle and other cities. Select dates will include the band Roadcase Royale featuring Nancy Wilson of Heart as the opener.
This tour was teased earlier this week with a clip that included the tag line “One last time,” leading to speculation that Seger might be calling it quits. The video included music from his 1973 favorite “Turn the Page,” another possible clue.
A complete list of announced dates, venues and cities is attached below. Seger will make at least two stops around his Michigan hometown – a September 9 show at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, which has already sold out; and a September 23 stop at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Tickets will be available through BobSeger.com and Live Nation.
The announcement of these dates coincides with a pair of vinyl reissues, 1994’s double-disc Greatest Hits, recently certified diamond by the RIAA for achieving 10 million units in the U.S., and his 1969 major-label debut Ramblin’ Gramblin’ Man. Both are due on Friday, June 2.
Bob Seger’s ‘Runaway Train Tour’ Dates
8/24 – Toledo, OH, Huntington Center
8/26 – Moline, IL, iWireless Center
8/30 – Green Bay, WI, Resch Center
9/2 – Indianapolis, IN, Klipsch Music Center
9/7 – Saginaw, MI, Dow Event Center
9/9 – Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/12 – Rochester, NY, Blue Cross Arena
9/14 – Boston, MA, TD Garden
9/16 – Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun
9/19 – Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena
9/21 – Cincinnati, OH, U.S. Bank Arena
9/23 – Auburn Hills, MI, Palace of Auburn Hills
9/28 – Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena
9/30 – Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
10/5 – Greenville, SC, Bon Secours Wellness Arena
10/7 – Atlanta, GA, Infinity Energy Arena
10/10 – Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena
10/12 – St. Louis, MO, Scottrade Center
10/14 – Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
10/19 – Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
10/21 – Dallas, TX, Ford Center at the Star
10/24 – Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center
10/26 – Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
10/28 – Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena