Returning to the road this spring to bring the Americana-rock sounds of decades past is Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band.
Announced Thursday morning, the band will play at the Bryce Jordan Center on May 2 and tickets for the event will go on sale at 10 a.m. on March 9.
The May performance will be a part of the first leg of the group’s “Rock and Roll Never Forgets” 2013 tour. The concert marks the first time Bob Seger and his band will perform at the venue.
Bernie Punt, marketing and sales director for the Bryce Jordan Center, said that Seger and his band rarely go on tour and that there are rumors that this may be the group’s last tour.
“[The Bryce Jordan Center is] pretty excited he’s coming to the area,” Punt said.
Seger was one of a number of artists on the Bryce Jordan Center’s hypothetical “bucket list” of artists that the venue has wished to have perform since its establishment in 1996, Punt said.
A keystone to the Detroit rock sound, Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band have been around for decades and represents “the honest best of what rock & roll can be,” according to a press release.
In March 2004, Seger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as the face to a band that has produced such hits like “Old Time Rock & Roll,” “Like A Rock,” and “Night Moves.”
Calling the music “something that your parents would listen to,” Punt said that students who know the Seger sound will recognize and expect “hit after hit after hit” from the band’s performance.
Tickets can be purchased for $75 at the Bryce Jordan Center, Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 814-865-5555, according to a Bryce Jordan Center press release. There will be no student ticket price for the event.