Bob Seger announces new album, due November

News from Billboard today and boy does he look happy: “Bob Seger will be releasing a new album during November, with a first single out later this month. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer announced both on Saturday night (Sept. 9) during a hometown concert at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in suburban Detroit. Early in the show Seger told the crowd that a single was to have been released on Friday but was delayed, then offered the first formal acknowledgement that the album would be coming for the fourth quarter. Seger later promised the single would be out before his next Detroit-area show, closing down the Palace of Auburn Hills on Sept. 23, and that he would perform it that night. 

Seger has been working on the album primarily in Nashville. It will be his 18th studio album and first since Ride Out in 2014. A formal announcement about the project is expected during the next couple of weeks.

During the show — Seger’s first at the venue since June of 1996 — the singer also called for prayers for those affected by hurricanes in Texas, Louisiana, Florida and “everywhere that damn things goes.” And before the show-closing “Rock and Roll Never Forgets” he recalled that some of the Silver Bullet Band children joined their fathers on stage at the amphitheater, then known as Pine Knob, and brought out his two children as well as longtime bassist Chris Campbell’s, all now young adults.

Seger recently six new shows to his Runaway Train Tour, including stops in Oakland, Boise, Portland, Seattle and St. Paul before the trek wraps up on Nov. 17 in Chicago.”

Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield is the long-suffering editor of Americana UK, conceiving the idea in a dark room in 2001, although he ran out of words to personally review anything in about 2007.

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