Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band

By Melissa Loveridge

Ruckus Editor

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band have been touring and recording together for over 40 years, longer than many musicians’ careers. In September, Seger announced this tour, “Roll Me Away — The Final Tour,” would be his last. And Bozeman is on the list.

“We’re expecting a sell out crowd,” said Duane Morris, senior director of auxiliary services at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, where Seger will be playing. “History shows that in this market, anytime we have an iconic artist like Bob Seger, it sells extremely well.”

Seger played in Billings earlier this year to a crowd of nearly 10,000 people, according to the Billings Gazette. That show almost didn’t happen — it was originally scheduled to take place in 2017, but Seger needed a sudden back surgery and postponed 18 tour dates, including the original Billings date.

Seger is widely considered one of the bestselling American artists of all time. Born in 1945, Seger grew up in a blue-collar family in the Detroit area. Seger and the Silver Bullet Band has a collection of multiplatinum albums, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, cementing Seger’s place as one of the greats.

“It’s always an honor anytime an artist of this stature decides they want to come in and play your building,” Morris said. “Who doesn’t have a favorite Bob Seger song?” (Morris said his favorite is Roll Me Away).

Seger and the Silver Bullet Band is set to play the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse for the final time on September 17. At time of print, tickets are still available on the Brick’s website, brickbreeden.com, but Morris said it’s been selling fast.

“It’s going to be a great night of classic rock and roll,” Morris said. “It’s not a night you want to miss.”