Bob Seger Announces More Rescheduled Tour Dates

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Bob Seger performing in Pittsburgh on September 28, 2017

Bob Seger announced on June 11 four additional rescheduled dates – in Austin, Dallas, Portland and Seattle – for his Runaway Train tour. The musician had previously announced 11 dates on May 21. The classic rock legend abruptly suspended the tour last October 3 due to “intense spinal surgery.” The rescheduled tour begins Nov. 24 – more than a year after they had been postponed – and continues into February 2019. With 15 dates in a three-month period, there are numerous gaps in the schedule. Though there has not yet been an announcement of additional dates, it seems possible that the musician will augment the schedule with more concerts. (Tickets are on sale now; see the dates below.)

When Seger postponed a sole date–his Sept. 30 concert in Columbus, OH–it appeared to be a case of the 72-year-old classic rock legend perhaps having overextending himself on his arena tour. Not so.

Seger released his I Knew You When album on Nov. 17, his first studio release since 2014. He suspended his Runaway Train tour on Oct. 3 upon receiving his doctor’s orders to attend to an urgent medical issue concerning his vertebrae.

On Oct. 23, the classic rock legend’s social media team offered a brief medical update via his Facebook page: “Bob is on the road to recovery after undergoing surgery on Friday [Oct. 20] to address the medical issue causing the postponement of his tour. According to his doctors the surgery ‘couldn’t have gone better.’ Bob wants to thank all his fans for the outpouring of well wishes and support. We hope to have news regarding dates for the tour soon.”

Watch Seger perform “Against the Wind” on August 26, 2017

On Nov. 22, Seger revealed to his hometown Detroit Free Press about the procedure. As the paper’s Bob McCollum noted, Seger felt a “numb tingle” creep into his hands three weeks into the tour, which began Aug. 24. “Whoa, this is weird,” he quoted the musician.

It turns out Seger had a ruptured disc in his neck, leading to “intense spinal surgery. I’ve been singing real hard for 52 years. That’s a strain on the upper shoulders and neck. And I guess I finally just popped one out.”

He continued to perform. “I’ll take care of this after the tour,” he said, though the doctors warned him that if the numbness spread to his legs, he’d have to stop. It did and he had a cervical laminectomy on Oct. 20.

When he postponed the tour, Seger said: “I’m so disappointed to have to suspend the tour as the band is on a great roll. It’s a privilege to play for our amazing fans. Hoping to be back out on the road very soon.”

On March 28, he offered a brief update on his health indicating “returning to the concert stage is now our number one priority.”

Tickets are available here and here.

Watch “Hollywood Nights” from September 28, 2017

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band 2018-2019 Tour Dates

Nov 24 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Nov 27 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
Nov 30 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
Dec 12 – St. Paul, MN – XCEL Energy Center
Dec 14 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
Dec 20 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Dec 22 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
Jan 19 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
Jan 29 – Billings, MT – Rimrock Auto Arena
Jan 31 – Boise, ID – Ford Center
Feb 02 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Feb 09 – Seattle, WA – Tacoma Dome
Feb 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
Feb 17 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Feb 23 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Mar 07 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
Mar 09 – Dallas, TX – Ford Center at the Star

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  1. beth_webster
    #1 beth_webster 22 May, 2018, 03:52

    What about people who still have their tickets for shows that were cancelled?

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