DETROIT’S 1st & AMERICA’S #1 BOB SEGER TRIBUTE!

Starting January 12, 2019 at McMorran Place Theater in Port Huron Lookin’ Back will perform “From Then To Now” – The first of several chronological retrospective performances that will cover Bob Seger’s entire career during the course of many of our concerts next year.  Lookin’ Back plans to cover 4 to 5 (early 45’s), and then at least 1 song from every album from Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man to I Knew You When.  We’ve settled on the songs, it’s all about rehearsing now.

Lookin’ Back is a forward-looking project comprised of seven world-class Detroit-area musicians united in keeping the music of Bob Seger performed at its highest level for those who more profoundly identify with the man’s poetry, unrivaled energy, and vast catalog of hits that span SIX decades.

While tribute bands typically pay homage to the usual rock-n-roll superstars, the music of Bob Seger had been overlooked in Southeast Michigan – UNTIL LOOKIN’ BACK!  We were the very first in Metro-Detroit.

Since Lookin’ Back’s debut Sellout August 29, 2009, Lookin’ Back has headlined all but four of 155 shows; and proudly opened for national acts Loverboy & Average White Band, and has sold out 33 of 41 ticketed events!

The band’s highlights are too numerous.  However, a few worth mentioning include: performing with original Silver Bullet Band members Alto Reed & Charlie Martin on four separate occasions in 2011/12; Rocked over 11,000 Detroit Pistons fans at the Palace of Auburn Hills (Bob Seger Appreciation Night); performed for an estimated 100,000 at Howell’s Balloon Festival; rocked 7,000 who came to watch “Live Bullet Lives Again” at Pride In Saginaw; performed for a record 5000 at 51st Annual National Blueberry Festival in South Haven; June 15, 2017 5000 (record) saw us at Milford’s Summer Concert Series at the AMPhitheater…..and broke our own record there as of June 14, 2018 with 5500 (police estimates)

THE LOVE FOR BOB SEGER MUSIC IS PALPABLE!

In 2010 Lookin’ Back performed at a book launch in Royal Oak, MI. Travelin’ Man written by Tom Weschler and Gary Graff is a book about life on the road with Bob Seger.

Every year the band celebrates Mr. Seger’s birthday, and we’re the only  Bob Seger tribute doing this annually and they’re worth noting them in chronological order: 1st Annual Bob Seger (65th) Birthday Bash was at Tanglewood Golf Club (FREE); 2nd Annual Bob Seger (66th) Birthday Bash at The Palazzo Grande in Shelby, MI (SOLD OUT); 3rd Annual (67th) Birthday Bash at 59 West End Nightclub in Hartland, MI (SOLD OUT); 4th and 5th Annual (68th/69th) at Wonderland Lanes in Commerce (SOLD OUT); 6th Annual (Bob’s BIG 7-0) at Michigan Theatre of Jackson (1300 seats); 7th Annual (71st) Friday, May 6, 2016 Bakers of Milford (SOLD OUT); The 9th Annual (73rd & Stranger In Town release date 40 years ago) at Wonderland Lanes on May 5, 2018 (SOLD OUT).  Why return again and again to a local bowling alley? Mr. Seger performed at Wonderland Lanes in 1967, and because he lives nearby.  We want to make it easy for him to drop in and feel the love – someday.

Lookin’ Back books, produces, and promotes its own shows, and regularly entertains at municipal concerts in the parks, national and regional festivals, private parties, and a few casinos along the way like: The Sands, The Little River Casino, Caesars Windsor, and most recently Hard Rock Casino near Cleveland.  From beer tents to casino’s, from performing arts centers to a few select bars, Lookin’ Back leaves fans WANTING MORE!

Rock N Roll Never Forgets and its our job to make sure of that.  Here are a few highlights as to why Bob Seger deserves a world-class Detroit-based tribute, and our undivided attention!

(From Wiki)  In early February of 1974 Mr. Seger first introduced the Silver Bullet Band in Knoxville, Tennessee and toured the nation with BTO & would eventually get picked up by KISS, who was largely responsible for helping Bob get his first gold record.  Bob Seger is Rock-n-Roll is still making history!  Since the mid-70’s Bob Seger has found himself inducted into the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.  In April of 1976 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band had their big commercial breakthrough with the album Live Bullet which was recorded over two nights in September 1975 at Detroit’s Cobo Arena. The album remained on Billboard charts for 168 weeks, and peaked at #34 which was Seger’s highest charting album at that time. It also contained a hit rendition of a cover of Ike & Tina Turner’s Nutbush City Limits (#69 US) as well as Seger’s own classic take on life on the road- Turn the Page, and re-released a few of his late 1960’s successful releases Heavy Music and Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man.  Other hits on that record included Katmandu, Get Out Of Denver, Travelin’ Man and Beautiful Loser.

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The success of Live Bullet gave rise to his blockbuster follow-up album Night Moves that put Bob Seger squarely and forever after on the national stage. Three-fifths of all initial sales of Live Bullet sold in Detroit-area record stores, and over time would reach 5x Platinum status. The Live Bullet record remains a music critic’s favorite, 44th best selling album of the 70s, and for almost 20 years was one of the top 50 live albums of all time.

Bob Seger’s 1986-1987 American Storm was to be Seger’s last major tour which resulted in 105 shows over nine months, and sold nearly 1.5 million tickets. Most recently, Bob Seger’s Greatest Hits compilation was named the nation’s biggest selling compilation record of all time, selling nearly 10 million copies as of 2010.

With all that said, we’ve dedicated ourselves to delivering for our clients a world-class Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band experience on par with the genuine article we’re sure everyone will appreciate and enjoy.

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Alto Reed Performs With Lookin Back AGAIN!

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