Photo by Peyton Hoge

Bob Seger Announces “Runaway Train” Tour

As expected once he began announcing home town shows in the Detroit area, Bob Seger has unveiled a full-scale tour for late summer and early fall. 

The 24-date Runaway Train Tour gets under way on August 24 in Toledo, Ohio, and currently has shows announced through October 28 in Phoenix. The tour announcement promises "additional cities" will be revealed as well.

Seger fan club pre-sales for many of the concerts begin June 6, with public on-sales starting June 9.

These will be Seger and the Silver Bullets' first live dates since finishing the Ride Out Tour on March 30, 2015 in Indianapolis, and Seger tells us he's very happy with the current lineup of the Silver Bullet Band:

"Well, y'know, everybody's just on board. They just, everybody's so committed. They always are. They show up ready to play, and it's wonderful."

 

Seger has been recording new material in Nashville but it's not known if any of it will be released prior to or during the tour. More information and updates can be found at BobSeger.com.

The full Runaway Train Tour itinerary includes:
Show Date          City                          Venue                          On Sale Date       Fan Club Pre-Sale

Aug 24        Toledo, OH                 Huntington Center                         June 9                      Jun 6

Aug 26        Moline, IL                    iWireless Center                            June 9                      Jun 6

Aug 30        Green Bay, WI            Resch Center                                June 9                       Jun 6

Sep 2          Indianapolis, IN          Klipsch Music Center                     June 16                    Jun 13

Sep 7          Saginaw, MI               Dow Event Center                          June 9                      Jun 6

Sep 9          Detroit, MI                  DTE Energy Music Theatre           SOLD OUT               SOLD OUT

Sep 12        Rochester, NY            Blue Cross Arena                           June 16                    Jun 13

Sep 14        Boston, MA                TD Garden                                     June 23                    Jun 20

Sep 16        Uncasville, CT           Mohegan Sun                                June 9                       Jun 6

Sep 19        Grand Rapids, MI      Van Andel Arena                            June 9                      Jun 6

Sep 21        Cincinnati, OH           U.S. Bank Arena                            June 16                    Jun 13

Sep 23        Detroit, MI                 Palace of Auburn Hills                    June 9                      Jun 6

Sep 28        Pittsburgh, PA           PPG Paints Arena                          June 16                    Jun 13

Sep 30        Columbus, OH          Nationwide Arena                           June 16                    Jun 13

Oct 5           Greenville, SC          Bon Secours Wellness Arena         June 16                    Jun 13

Oct 7           Atlanta, GA               Infinite Energy Arena                      June 9                      Jun 6

Oct 10         Des Moines, IA         Wells Fargo Arena                          June 16                    Jun 13

Oct 12         St. Louis, MO            Scottrade Center                             June 16                    Jun 13

Oct 14         Kansas City, MO      Sprint Center                                   June 16                    Jun 13

Oct 19         Houston, TX             Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion     June 16                    Jun 13

Oct 21         Dallas, TX                Ford Center at The Star                  June 23                    Jun 20

Oct 24         Austin, TX                Frank Erwin Center                         June 23                    Jun 20

Oct 26         Denver, CO              Pepsi Center                                   June 23                    Jun 20

Oct 28         Phoenix, AZ             Talking Stick Resort Arena              June 23                    Jun 20

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.