Bob Seger

Bob Seger at the Forum in Inglewood, CA

In Bob Seger’s 50+ year career, he has sold over 75 million albums worldwide and is both a Songwriter’s Hall of Fame inductee and Rock N Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Last year Seger announced a farewell tour after 56 years of touring. Seger and the Silver Bullet Band returned to the Forum in Inglewood, CA for the first time since 2015, and his last appearance in L.A. was with the Eagles at Classic West in 2017. Seger played a show of hit after hit starting with “Shakedown.” Now 73 Seger still puts on a great show and to this day has one of the greatest voices in rock.

Seger picked up an acoustic guitar several times through the night starting with “Roll Me Away.” Seger also played acoustic guitar on “Like A Rock,” “In Your Time,” “Against the Wind” and “Night Moves.” The silver bullet band consists of Alto Reed, sax, percussion; Chris Campbell, bass; Craig Frost, keyboards; Greg Morrow, drums; Rob McNelley, lead guitar; Jim “Moose” Brown, guitar/keyboards; Mark Chatfield, guitar, back up vocals; Shaun Murphy; Laura Creamer; Barbara Payton; Keith Kaminski, sax; Bob Jensen, trumpet; Mark Byerly, trumpet; and John Rutherford, trombone.

On “Come To Poppa,” Reed moved over to timpani. Seger also performed “You’ll Accomp’ny Me” which he started playing again for the first time in 30 years starting in 2017. Seger moved over to piano for “We’ve Got Tonight,” and dedicated the song to his mother as it was her favorite song and Seger began playing it every show for the past 30 years since she passed. Seger also played three pre-Silver Bullet Band hits in a row with “Travelin’ Man,” “Beautiful Loser” and “Turn the Page.” Seger stayed on piano after “Turn the Page,” for a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young,” which was dedicated to the Eagles’ Glenn Frey. During “Forever Young,” a slideshow came on the screen paying homage to music greats most of which passed between 2016-2019 including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Leonard Cohen, B.B. King, Tom Petty, Aretha Franklin, Gregg Allman, Chuck Berry, Prince and Glenn Frey.

Seger also paid homage to Glenn Frey with one of his earliest solo hits “Ramblin Gamblin’ Man,” which was released 50 years ago just two years before the Eagles formed and Frey sang backing vocals on the original recording. Seger ended this incredible night with a double encore starting with “In Your Time,” which he wrote for his two-year-old son and joked about how he is 26 now, but was at home that night watching the dog while Seger’s wife and daughter attended. The show ended with “Rock and Roll Never Forgets.”

Seger’s tour will conclude with three nights in his hometown of Detroit, MI at the DTE Music Energy Theater June 6, 8, and 12.

Setlist:

Shakedown

Still the Same

The Fire Down Below

Mainstreet

Old Time Rock & Roll

The Fire Inside

Shame on the Moon (Rodney Crowell)

Roll Me Away

Come to Poppa

Her Strut

Like a Rock

You’ll Accomp’ny Me

We’ve Got Tonight

Travelin’ Man (Bob Seger)

Beautiful Loser (Bob Seger)

Turn the Page (Bob Seger)

Forever Young (Bob Dylan)

Ramblin Gamblin Man’ (Bob Seger and the System)

Encore

19. In Your Time

20. Against the Wind

21. Hollywood Nights.

Encore 2

22. Night Moves

23. Rock and Roll Never Forgets