Lookin’ Back is a forward-looking project comprised of seven world-class Detroit-area musicians united to keep the music of Bob Seger performed at its highest level for those who profoundly identify with the mans poetry, energy and vast catalog of hits spanning five decades.

While tribute bands typically pay homage to the usual rock-n-roll superstars, the music of Bob Seger was largely overlooked across the USA, but most shockingly not in Southeast Michigan – UNTIL LOOKIN’ BACK!

Since the bands sold out debut August 29, 2009, Lookin’ Back has headlined all but four of their 149 shows.  Except opening only for 2 national acts Loverboy & Average White Band, the band supported local Detroit tributes Motown Eagles & War Machine (KISS). For the record Lookin’ Back has sold out 32 of 40 ticketed events!

The bands highlights are numerous.  A few worth mentioning include: performing with original Silver Bullet Band members Alto Reed & Charlie Martin on four separate occasions in 2011/12.  We rocked 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, and for 7,000 who came to watch “Live Bullet Lives Again” at Pride In Saginaw.  Nearly 5000 (record attendance) at 51st Annual National Blueberry Festival in South Haven, and on June 15, 2017 5000 (record) saw us at Milford’s Summer Concert Series at the AMP outdoor theater…..and most recently on June 14, 2018 we broke our own attendance record at the AMP with 5500.


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 tribute we know of doing this for their chosen artist.  We list these special events here so we don’t forget. They’re worth noting in chronological order here: 1st Annual Bob Seger (65th) Birthday Bash was at Tanglewood Golf Club; 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) returns to Wonderland Lanes May 5, 2018.  TICKETS HERE! (SOLD OUT?) Mr. Seger performed at Wonderland Lanes (1967), so we adopted this place near his home in case he wants to drop in someday.

Lookin’ Back books, produces and promotes ALL of its own shows, and regularly entertains at municipal festivals, private parties, and have rocked The Sands, The Little River, and Caesars Windsor Casinos respectively. From beer tents, to casino’s, from performing arts centers to a select handful of bars, Lookin’ Back always leaves Bob Seger fans VERY HAPPY & WANTING MORE!

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

(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.


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.


Alto Reed Performs With Lookin Back AGAIN!

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