Bob Seger Set to Launch First Tour in Five Years

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The singer's 'Greatest Hits' resurfaces on the Billboard 200 this week as he and his Silver Bullet Band prepare to launch a North American jaunt in March.

Rock 'n' roll never forgets, so Bob Seger is hitting the concert trail for the first time in five years.

EMI said Thursday that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and his Silver Bullet Band will kick off a North American tour in March. Dates will be announced soon for Seger's first jaunt since an arena tour in 2006-07 in support of Face the Promise, which was his first album since 1995's It's a Mystery.

There's no word on new music from Seger, but he played piano on a track from fellow Michigan man Kid Rock's new album, Born Free. They also collaborated for "Real Mean Bottle," a rollicking song on Face the Promise. And Rock made the induction speech when Seger joined the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

In early 1969, Seger scored a top 20 single with "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" -- which featured Glenn Frey on backing vocals -- then spent years as a popular regional act. He broke through nationally with the 1976 album Night Moves, whose title track made the top 5 and was the first of a half-dozen top 10 singles, including the No. 1 "Shakedown," from Beverly Hills Cop II.

He's also had eight top 10 albums, led by the 1980 smash Against the Wind, which was No. 1 for six weeks. His Greatest Hits has been a consistent seller since its 1994 release; the eight-times-platinum disc re-entered the Billboard 200 this week. The RIAA ranks Seger as the 34th-best-selling act of all time, with more than 41 million units sold.

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