Fresno Beehive

This ‘old-time rock and roller’ is on his final tour. And he’ll play the Save Mart Center

Bob Seger comes to Fresno on his final tour with the Silver Buillet Band.
Bob Seger comes to Fresno on his final tour with the Silver Buillet Band.

It looks like the Save Mart Center will have a loaded calendar for the first part of 2019.

On Monday, the arena announced Kiss will be stopping through on it End of the Road tour.

The following week, Bob Seger will play the arena on his final tour with the Silver Bullet Band. The Feb. 12 concert was one of seven additional dates Seger announced Thursday. Tickets are $98 and $125 and gp on sale 10 a.m. Nov. 9 at the arena box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. Pre-sale tickets are available through Seger’s fan club, starting Nov. 6.

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Stephen Gelber

At 73, Seger has been playing since the late 1960s but is best known for his run with the Silver Bullet Band, which helped define a new Detroit-music sound with its straight-ahead rock and roll, accentuated by Seger’s raspy-throated vocal style.

There was a string of hits in the 1970s, including “Turn the Page,” “Night Moves,” “Like a Rock,” Against the WInd” and “Old Time Rock and Roll.”

Some fans might have been at Selland Arena when Seger and the band came through Fresno in 1979.

Part of this tour are make-up dates for concerts that Seger postponed last year after he ruptured a disc in his neck that required surgery. As such, many of the tour’s date are already sold out.

It’s worth noting that this is actually the third “final” tour to be announced at the Save Mart Center for next year. In addition to Seger and Kiss, Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour is at the arena Jan. 15.

Joshua Tehee: 559-441-6479, @joshuatehee

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band

  • Nov. 21 — Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
  • Nov. 24 — Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
  • Nov. 27 — Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo
  • Nov. 30 — St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center
  • Dec. 6 — Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
  • Dec. 8 — Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
  • Dec. 12 — St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Arena
  • Dec. 14 — Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
  • Dec. 20 — Greenville, SC Bon Secours
  • Dec. 22 — Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy
  • Jan. 5 — Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
  • Jan. 9 — Toledo, OH Huntington Center
  • Jan. 11 — Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
  • Jan. 15 — Fort Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
  • Jan. 17 — Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center
  • Jan. 19 —Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
  • Jan. 22 — Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
  • Jan. 24 — Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Form
  • Jan. 26 — Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford Premier
  • Jan. 29 — Billings, MT Rimrock Auto Arena
  • Jan. 31 — Boise, ID Ford Center
  • Feb. 2 — Portland, OR Moda Center
  • Feb. 7 — Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
  • Feb. 9 — Seattle, WA Tacoma Dome
  • Feb. 12 — Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
  • Feb. 15 — Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort
  • Feb. 17 — Denver, CO Pepsi Center
  • Feb. 21 — San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
  • Feb. 23 — Los Angeles, CA The Forum
  • Feb. 28 — Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
  • Mar. 5 — Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum
  • Mar. 7 — Frisco, TX Ford Center at The Star
  • May 2 — Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell

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