NIGHT MOVES COMES ALIVE IN 2016!
40 years ago Bob Seger released his most important albums that launched his career – Live Bullet & Night Moves. Lookin’ Back dedicates this year to celebrating Night Moves by performing the album in its entirety at select locations starting May 6th at the 7th Annual Bob Seger Birthday Bash in Milford, MI May 6, 2016! (SOLD OUT) Photos below show scenes from the “Bash”, and our most recent show entitled -“KISS Bob Seger”. Our 3rd consecutive Tributesville Appearance featured Lookin’ Back and War Machine to reenact the 40th Anniversary of the concert tour that started it all. KISS’ Spirit of 76 Destroyer Tour launched Mr. Seger’s career and helped deliver Bob’s first two GOLD RECORDS; Live Bullet & Night Moves.
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 the man’s poetry, energy and vast catalog of hits spanning five decades.
While tribute bands 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 often did 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 three of their 119 shows, and sold out 26 of 31 ticketed events. (Exceptions? Loverboy June 13th, 2015 & Average White Band Downtown Detroit – Summer 2014 and most recently in Milford at KISS BOB SEGER). 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 include rockin’ in front of 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 witnessed our “Live Bullet Lives Again” concert at Pride In Saginaw…..and 5000 to see Lookin’ Back at the 51st Annual National Blueberry Festival in South Haven (8/9/2014).
More special highlights worth noting…..Lookin’ Back helped The United Way raise over $50,000 from nearly 3,000 Bob Seger fans & private donors at GEM BEACH ROCKS in Port Clinton, OH. In 2010 Lookin’ Back was asked to perform at a book launch in Royal Oak. Travelin’ Man was written by Tom Weschler and Gary Graff about life on the road with Bob Seger. In short time Lookin’ Back was performing several self-produced/self-promoted shows over their nearly 8 years. Just for the record; The 1st Annual Bob Seger (65th) Birthday Bash at Tanglewood Golf Club, 2nd Annual Bob Seger (66th) Birthday Bash at The Palazzo Grande in Shelby Township (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 performed 1967 (SOLD OUT), 6th Annual (Bob’s BIG 7-0) at Michigan Theatre of Jackson, and 7th Annual on May 6 in Milford where 320 Seger fans came to party and delivered the troupes their 26th ticketed SELL OUT. In November 2016 the band will battle Cleveland-based Stone Pony, a Bruce Springsteen at only the worlds 2nd Dueling Tributes show in Highland, MI.
Lookin’ Back books, produces and promotes nearly all of their own shows in-house, and today is the founding member of “Tributesville”, a consortium of S.E. Michigan’s Best Tribute Bands (Oct. 30/31 2015 to present). Hit shows include February 14, 2015 at St. Andrews Hall “A Detroit Classic Rock Lovers Valentines Day” concert featuring Ted Nugent—Alice Cooper—Bob Seger tributes for our 2nd Detroit Rocker Triathlon. Over the years we’ve tested several other unique concert ideas including the world’s 1st “Dueling Tributes” concert (Stones vs. Seger) at The Canton Village 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 makes Bob Seger fans VERY HAPPY!
Although Rock N Roll Never Forgets— entertainment buyers and event organizers sometimes 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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