Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band's Final Tour

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  1. Ron R

    Ron R Friend of Leo's

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    My buddy had tickets and we went to the show last night in Raleigh. First off, props to the opener, Grand Funk Railroad, who are still really bringing it after all these years.
    Speaking of still bringing it, Bob has lost the top end of his range at this point, but he and the band did a great job of compensating for that. It was only really noticeable on two cuts (ones that would be tough for any singer, Roll Me Away and Hollywood Nights). And he may have lost that top end, but his voice still projects plenty of power when he's in his range.
    Really really good show, tight band, and a constant smile on Bob's face. This was a band delivering the goods and clearly enjoying themselves.
    Sad to see another legend riding off into the sunset, but glad to see him doing it on his own terms.
     
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  2. davo8411

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    We caught him in Austin about two months ago. His band was very polished and tight. My wife and I left the show with big smiles on our faces.
     
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    Bob has solid credentials and a deep, deep catalog that most folks have not heard.

    Glad he was good and y’all enjoyed it !
     
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    I finally got to see him a couple years ago, courtesy of a friend but it was nosebleed seats in a coliseum, terrible sound. I'd like to see him once more in a better venue.
    His live album with the SBB in Detroit was tops on my playlist for quite a few years.
    Sad that it's his last tour.
     
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    I get to live vicariously a little bit. His guitar player is Rob McNelley, who I met back when he was playing with Delbert McClinton. GREAT axe man, and decent human being, from what I can tell. We're facetoob friends, but I don't really "know" him, but the pix he puts up make me smile. Bob has always been a favorite. I live in the middle of nowhere and he's not coming anywhere near me, so I'm going to miss the finale.

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  6. nojazzhere

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    Been a fan of Seeger since Ramblin' Gamblin' Man came out.....although I never saw him live.
    But I've gotta ask.....what was the Grand Funk lineup? It's good to hear they're still bringing it!
     
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    I heard Farner on a podcast a couple years ago - dude can still sing !
     
  8. Ron R

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    Still Don and Mel, but no Mark Farner this time around :(
    Bruce Kulick and Max Carl did a nice job filling in though.
     
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    I saw him in the 80's and it was the best concert I've ever seen. I hate crowds now, and traveling, and people, so won't be seeing this last show. I have always loved Bob since I heard Hollywood Nights all those years ago.

    The good ones are all leaving. :(
     
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    Yeah, too bad he ain't with Grand Funk any more.
    Was excited to go see them a few years back until I found out he wasn't with them.
     
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    Seger's great live album -- Nine Tonight, recorded in Detroit in 1981 (!) -- is definitive and phenomenal. The songs are great, the band is explosive and tight, and the effect is thunderous.
     
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    Might I suggest, if you haven't already, that you check out 'Live Bullet', also recorded in Detroit some years earlier?
     
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    I saw him with the "System" at a teen club, excellent even back then.
     
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    Saw the "Detroit Invasion" about 1974, Ramblin' Gamblin' Bob, Wayne Kramer's MC 5, Ted Nugent, Faribault MN fairgrounds....and saw him a few years ago, still rocks!
     
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    Glad you got to see him.

    A few of us bought tickets as soon as they went on sale back in October or November. The day finally came for us to go see him (5/2) but it was rained out for us lawn-ticket people. He wound up taking the stage almost 2 hours later and played to those who bought seats.

    That night sucked on multiple levels but I did get a t-shirt for $20. Not sure how I feel about that. I mean I was "there" but didn't see the concert.
     
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    Bob kicks ass....

    one of my favorite songs..


     
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    I met Rob when he was in Dick 50, traveling as Delbert's road band. Kevin McKendree was the keyboard guy. My friend Dennis Taylor, sadly gone, was Delbert's tenor man, and introduced me. Seemed like a good guy, and played really well.
     
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    Bob is playing a few miles away tomorrow but my band will also be playing a little earlier nearby. Maybe Bob can come check us out before his show.
     
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    Saw Bob Seger and SB Band live in the summer of 1977 front row, at the Alpine Valley Music Theater. Great, high energy rock and roll.
     
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    I saw Seger back when “Rambling Gambling Man” was a big hit and he was a skinny kid in tennis shoes bringing the house down. Glad you got to see him and props to Seger for all he’s done, and glad to hear GFR is still bringing it in whatever form. It’s great to hear a good act live.
     
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