Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band have been drawing large crowds across the country since kicking off their tour Feb. 27. You can expect the same when the "Rock and Roll Never Forgets" tour plays St. Louis' Scottrade Center tonight.
The 24-song set features all the expected hits ("Night Moves," "Turn the Page," "Against the Wind"), but Seger also sprinkles in many gems unheard during recent outings.
"Like a Rock" is part of the show for the first time since 1996, and a brand new song, "All the Roads," has been added. It's a stripped-down, reflective number with some fine sax work from Alto Reed. This could be a sign that the band's first album since the 2006 release of "Face The Promise" will be coming soon. No title has been confirmed for the new album, but the song has been rumored to be the title track.
Other new material in the set at the opening version of John Hiatt's "Detroit Made" and another cover, "California Stars," whose Woody Guthrie-penned lyrics were adapted into song by Wilco and Billy Bragg.
More rumors have been circulating that this will be Seger's final album -- and possibly one more tour.
"I can see me doing this when I am 70," Seger said in a recent interview, "but all good things must come to an end. For right now, all things are good."
Seger won't entirely disappear once the tour ends on May 11 and he returns to the studio. He duets on a new version of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Who'll Stop the Rain" for John Fogerty's new album, "Wrote a Song For Everyone." The album will be released May 28. And he's featured in "The History of the Eagles" documentary, which comes out April 30, talking about Glenn Frey's early days in Detroit. But his primary plan is to shift the focus to finishing the album.
The heartland rocker with the distinctively raspy voice sold more than 52 million records in the United States alone. He's also an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2004) and Songwriters Hall of Fame (2011).
Opening the show will be Eagle Joe Walsh, who will add to the night of classic rock with his hit singles -- and maybe a couple of Eagles tunes.
At a glance
Who: Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band with special guest Joe Walsh
When: 7:30 tonight
Where: Scottrade Center
Tickets: $45-$85 at www.ticketmaster.com or livenation.com