Lookin’ Back @ Lookin’ Back!

Detroit/Michigan DESERVES a world-class Bob Seger tribute band, and the best this Greater-Detroit market can put on stage. That’s been our mission since day 1 and we’re glad you found us!

Lookin’ Back has always beem a forward-looking project comprised of seven class musicians united in an 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, energy, and vast catalog of time-tested hits bridging six decades.

While tribute bands typically paid homage to the usual rock-n-roll superstars about 14 years ago now, when we started our mission, the music of Bob Seger was largely overlooked in this country, particularly in the market where it all began for him, until LOOKIN’ BACK. Since then, we’ve become one of top 3 most sought-after Bob Seger tribute brands in the world. (Fall 2018)

Since the band’s sellout debut on August 29, 2009, Lookin’ Back has entertained well over 350,000 fans, headlined all but five of our 212 shows, most recently opened Allentown (our own Billy Joel project), before then Loverboy & Average White Band, and SOLD OUT 48 of 63 ticketed events – mostly self-produced.

After about 14 years the band’s highlights are too numerous, but some proud moments to lookin back on include performances with original Silver Bullet Band members Alto Reed & Charlie Martin (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 Annual Balloon Festival; rocked nearly 7,000 who decided to come to see our presentation of “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 eclipsed our own record by 500 on June 14 2018. More recently, the Swartz Creek Performing Arts Center outdoor amphitheater attracted 1500 fans, or 27% of the city’s residents!


This truth 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 where a book was being launched 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 & The Silver Bullt Band.

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/1st Annual Billy Joel Birthday Bashes at Wonderland Lanes November 7, 2020. (COVID-19 CANCELLED)12th Annual Bob Seger & 2nd Billy Joel Birthday Bash Weekend May 7 & 8 Chateau Aeronautique at Onsted, MI (SOLD OUT)

13th Annual Bob Seger (3rd Annual Billy Joel Birthday Bash) Riverside Golf & Banquet Battle Creek, MI

Lookin’ Back books produces and promotes their 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, and 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 make certain 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. Live Bullet Album 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. w/Alto-Uptown Grille Alto Reed Performs with Lookin’ Back AGAIN!