THE NIGHT MOVES ALBUM CAME ALIVE IN 2016!
40 years ago Bob Seger released his most important album that catapulted his career – Night Moves. Lookin’ Back dedicated 2016 to celebrating Night Moves by performing that album in its entirety at select locations across the state starting May 6th at the bands 7th Annual Bob Seger Birthday Bash in Milford, MI……until our Holiday Season Finale December 2 in Royal Oak with Motown Eagles. Both bands performed “Night Moves in Hotel California back to back. Photos below depict scenes from two Tributesville shows “Bob Seger Birthday Bash #7” & “KISS SEGER”.
Lookin’ Back is a forward-looking project comprised of six noteworthy Detroit-area musicians united to keep the music of Bob Seger performed on Metro-Detroit and regional stages for the legions who profoundly identify with his poetry, energy and vast catalog of hits that spans five decades.
While tribute bands typically pay homage to the usual rock-n-roll superstars like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, U2, Elvis, Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, KISS, AC/DC, Rod Stewart, Aerosmith, Journey, Bruce Springsteen, Queen, and Rolling Stones — the music of Bob Seger did often get overlooked, even in Southeast Michigan where it began. . . . .UNTIL LOOKIN’ BACK!
Since the band debuted August 29, 2009 Lookin’ Back has headlined all but four of 126 shows (Exceptions? Loverboy June 13th, 2015; Average White Band Downtown Detroit; KISS Bob Seger; Motown Eagles Night Moves In Hotel California 40th Anniversary Celebration December 2, 2016), and sold out 28 of 33 ticketed events. In 2011 the band realized a couple rock-n-roll dreams by performing with original Silver Bullet Band members Alto Reed & Charlie Martin on four separate occasions. Other highlights includes rockin’ 11,000+ Detroit Pistons fans at the Palace of Auburn Hills, performing for 100,000+ at Howell Balloon Festival, and humbled by 7,000 who came to see us perform our production of “Live Bullet Lives Again” at Pride In Saginaw…..and nearly 5000 at the 51st Annual National Blueberry Festival in South Haven (8/9/2014).
More highlights…..Lookin’ Back helped The United Way raise over $50,000 from nearly 300 Bob Seger fans, private and corporate donors at GEM BEACH ROCKS in Port Clinton, OH. In 2010 Lookin’ Back performed their first and only book launch in Royal Oak, MI. Travelin’ Man written by Tom Weschler and Gary Graff is a book about what life was like on the road with Bob Seger. Just for the record; The 1st Annual Bob Seger (65th) Birthday Bash 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 where Mr. Seger actually performed in 1967 (BOTH SOLD OUT), 6th Annual (Bob’s BIG 7-0) at Michigan Theatre of Jackson (SOLD OUT), and 7th Annual on May 6, 2016 in Milford (SOLD OUT). November 12 the band battled Detroit-based THE BOSS REVUE, a GREAT Bruce Springsteen tribute at 59 WEST in Highland, MI ( SOLD OUT ). THE REMATCH FEB. 4 IN PORT HURON!
Lookin’ Back books, produces and promotes all of their own shows, and today is the founding member of “Tributesville”, a consortium of S.E. Michigan’s Best Tribute Bands (Oct. 30/31 2015 to present). Biggest hits of their self-produced shows include February 14, 2015 at St. Andrews Hall “A Detroit Classic Rock Lovers Valentines Day” featuring Ted Nugent—Alice Cooper—Bob Seger tributes. Over the years we’ve tested several unique concert ideas including the world’s 1st “Dueling Tributes” concert (Stones vs. Seger) at Canton Village Cherry Hill Theater (400 Seat Sell Out). Lookin’ Back regularly entertains at municipal festivals, private parties, and has rocked casino’s like The Sands, The Little River, and Caesars Windsor Casinos. From beer tents, to casino’s, to performing arts centers Lookin’ Back always makes Bobs fans VERY HAPPY!
Although Rock N Roll Never Forgets— entertainment buyers and event organizers do. Here are a few highlights as to why Bob Seger deserves a world-class Detroit-based tribute band, and our undivided attention:
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.
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