[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bob Seger[/lastfm] is booked for a 20 to 30 date arena tour. According to Rolling Stone the first batch of dates are going to be announced this week.
The flurry of activity came as a surprise, even for the Seger camp.
A source close to Seger told Rolling Stone, “Real quietly, without anybody knowing it, they booked 40 to 50 dates for him last year”… “It just came up too quickly and Bob walked away from them. All of a sudden in January he called up and said ‘Let’s do it now.’ They had to say to him ‘No, we don’t have time. We need another two to three months to get it ready.’ It’s been a real scramble for them.'”
Complicating the matter, Seger’s drummer, Don Brewers, is scheduled to tour with Grand Funk Railroad. dates are still being set but we’re confident Seger won’t over look his loyal Detroit fans!
Rolling Stone also reports Seger’s upcoming 17th studio album is about half way there.
“He’s been known to finish an album in two months,” says the source. “He’s also been known to take a year. Record companies used to put out albums just one month after you finish it. Bob still thinks that’s all you need. Now they want six months. It’s a huge fight every time and it’s scary because he makes changes right up to the end.”
Sounds like Bob is a man who knows what he wants and when he wants but there is one giant goldmine the legendary musician hasn’t bothered to dig up.
Rolling Stone asked the source about Seger’s first seven albums which have been out of print for decades. The response: “He keeps going back and forth about that”… “Maybe he just doesn’t want to take the time to do it? They actually called some people to re-release them a little while ago, but Bob wasn’t comfortable with what they wanted so they didn’t do it. They hope to keep working towards it.”