Recognized By Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers As A Top Local Tribute Band 2019


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

While tribute bands had typically paid homage to the usual rock-n-roll superstars, the music of Bob Seger was completely overlooked in Southeast Michigan until LOOKIN’ BACK!  We became #1 in the nation in late fall 2018.

Since the bands’ sellout debut on August 29, 2009, Lookin’ Back has headlined all but four of its 170 shows; and proudly opened for national acts Loverboy & Average White Band, and has SOLD OUT 35 of 45 self-produced ticketed events!

The band’s highlights are numerous, but a few worth mentioning include: performing with original Silver Bullet Band members Alto Reed & Charlie Martin on four separate occasions in 2011/12; Rocked 11,000+ Detroit Pistons fans at the Palace of Auburn Hills (Bob Seger Appreciation Night); performed for 100,000 at Howell’s Balloon Festival; rocked 7,000 who came to hear “Live Bullet Lives Again” at Pride In Saginaw; Monroe St. Mary’s Park 2019 Series saw 5800; 5000 (record) at 51st Annual National Blueberry Festival in South Haven; June 15, 2017, rocked 5000 (record) at Milford’s Summer Concert Series at the AMPhitheater…..then we broke our record June 14, 2018, with 5500.  Our most recent show in Swartz Creek at the Performing Arts Center brought out nearly 1500 fans/27% of their 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 book launch party in Royal Oak, MI entitled Travelin’ Man by Tom Weschler and Gary Graff.  Their coffee table photo book includes many candid stories about their life on the road with Bob Seger and his crew.

Every year Lookin’ Back celebrates Mr. Seger’s birthday, and to date is the only  Bob Seger tribute band doing this.  We’re quite 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 seats/too ambitious); 7th Annual (71st) Friday, May 6, 2016 at 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).  10th Annual Bob Seger Birthday Bash (74th) (SOLD OUT) on May 4 at Mt. Brighton, MI Ski Lodge.

Lookin’ Back books, produces, and promotes its own shows for their clients.  The band is busy all summer long performing at municipal  Concerts In The Parks, National/Regional Festivals, private parties, and has entertained in casinos like The Sands, The Little River Casino, Caesars Windsor, and most recently at the Hard Rock Casino near Cleveland.  From beer tents to casino’s, from performing arts centers to a few select bars, Lookin’ Back leaves everyone WANTING MORE!

Rock N Roll Never Forgets and it is 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.


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, 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. 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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