Old time rock and roll can only soothe the soul for so long? Bob Seger has said he might be hanging it up when it comes to touring and recording. The 66-year-old rocker just wrapped up his tour recently and although he is considering continuing touring this fall, after that…who knows?
“I’ve been doing this a long time,” told Billboard.com. “I don’t know if I want to do this when I’m 67, you know?”
Seger and the Silver Bullet Band are considering a final fall tour to hit some of the regions they missed on this spring’s trek. “We didn’t play anywhere in Pennsylvania, Virginia, South Carolina, Florida, Kentucky… I could go on and on,” he said. “There were states we never even got to… And it’s going so well and everybody is so positive on it, we are considering maybe two months, like late October to late December, just before Christmas.” Seger still needs to finish his latest album, which doesn’t have a release date as of yet.
Seger released a rendition of Tom Waits’ “Downtown Train,” which he first recorded in 1989, before the tour started. “It was the one that sounded most radio-ready,” Seger said. Other tracks include: a “father-daughter” song called “Hannah” that features guest appearances by Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow — the same trio that recorded “Collide,” from Rock’s “Born Free” album; a track called “The Sea Inside” that Seger describes as “very Led Zeppelin;” and “Hey Gypsy,” a Texas swing-styled “homage to Stevie Ray Vaughan” that he says has a shot at being included in this spring’s concerts. Hopefully we will see the album soon, and more tour dates announced! Keep it going Bob!