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
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