Lookin’ Back is a forward-looking project comprised of seven class musicians united in our effort to keep the music of Bob Seger performed at its highest level for lifelong, and new fans who identify with the man’s poetry, unrivaled energy, and vast catalog of time-tested hits bridging five decades.

While tribute bands typically paid homage to the usual rock-n-roll superstars about 12 years ago when we started, the music of Bob Seger was overlooked in this country, but particularly in S.E. Michigan, until LOOKIN’ BACK.  Since then we’ve become one of the most popular Bob Seger tribute brands in the nation.  (Fall 2018)

Since the band’s sellout debut August 29, 2009, Lookin’ Back has entertained over 300,000 fans, headlined all but four of our 199 shows, opened for Loverboy & Average White Band, and SOLD OUT 45 of 57 ticketed events!

The band’s highlights are numerous. Some worth mentioning include: performances with original Silver Bullet Band members Alto Reed & Charlie Martin on four separate occasions in 2011/12. Lookin’ Back entertained 11,000+ Detroit Pistons fans at the Palace of Auburn Hills (Bob Seger Appreciation Night); saw 100,000 at Howell’s Balloon Festival; rocked 7,000 heard “Live Bullet Lives Again” at Pride In Saginaw; Monroe St. Mary’s Park 2019 Series saw 5800; 5000 (a record) at 51st Annual National Blueberry Festival in South Haven; on June 15, 2017, a record attendance of 5000 swarmed Milford’s AMPhitheater, and the following year we eclipsed our own by 500 on June 14.  More recently, the Swartz Creek Performing Arts Center outdoor amphitheater attracted 1500 fans/27% of all city residents!


The love for Bob Seger is very strong and was most evident as soon as Lookin’ Back hit the Metro-Detroit music scene.  In fact, in 2010 Lookin’ Back was asked to perform at a private party in Royal Oak to help launch a book entitled Travelin’ Man by Tom Weschler and Gary Graff.  Their coffee table photo book shared many stories about life on the road with Bob Seger and Co.

Every year Lookin’ Back celebrates Mr. Seger’s birthday, and to this date is the only  Bob Seger tribute doing this.  We are very proud to recount them in chronological order just for the record:

1st Annual Bob Seger (65th) Birthday Bash held 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 (BOTH SOLD OUT)

6th Annual (Bob’s BIG 7-0) at Michigan Theatre of Jackson (1300 seat ambitions)

7th Annual (71st) Friday, May 6, 2016, at Bakers of Milford (SOLD OUT)

8th Annual (72) Saturday, May 5, 2017, Bob Seger Birthday FIESTA at Wonderland Lanes (SOLD OUT)

9th Annual (73rd & Stranger In Town release date 40 years ago) at Wonderland Lanes on May 5, 2018 (SOLD OUT).

10th Annual Bob Seger Birthday Bash (74th) (SOLD OUT) on May 4 at Mt. Brighton, MI Ski Lodge.

11 Annual Bob Seger Birthday Bash (75-1/2) Wonderland Lanes November 7, 2020.  (COVID-19 CANCELLED)

11th Annual Bob Seger 1st Billy Joel Birthday Bash Weekend May 7 & 8 Chateau Aeronautique at Onsted, MI (SOLD OUT)

Lookin’ Back books, produces and promotes its own shows.  The band stays busy all summer performing at municipal Concerts In The Parks, National, Regional and local festivals, private parties, and 1 Chicago wedding reception. Lookin’ Back has performed at The Sands Casino, The Little River Casino, Caesars Windsor Casino, Hard Rock Cafe Casino near Cleveland.  From beer tents to casinos, from performing art centers to a handful of select bars, Lookin’ Back leaves Bob Seger fans always WANTING MORE!

If Rock N Roll Never Forgets it is our job to help make sure of it.  Here are a few highlights as to why Bob Seger deserves a world-class Detroit-based tribute!

(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 and is still making history!  In the mid-70’s Bob Seger 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, recorded over two nights in September 1975 at Detroit’s Cobo Arena. The album remained on the 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 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, the 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. Bob Seger’s Greatest Hits compilation was most recently 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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