Bob Seger announces tour and new album

It may be some old time rock and roll but the sixties rocker has new plans for a tour - the first in four years.

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Bob Seger performs during his "Face The Promise" tour stop at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Mich. Seger and his Silver Bullet Band are heading out on the road for the first time in 4½ years. In a news release, Seger's management and record company say the Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member will start his tour in March.

Bob Seger is finally ready to go back out and show off some of his night moves.

The 65-year-old rocker and his Silver Bullet Band are hitting the road for the first time in 4 years.

Seger's management and record company announced Thursday in a news release that the Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member will kick off a tour in March — his first since 2006-07.

Dates haven't been announced.

The statement said fans can expect to hear classics such as "Night Moves" and "Old Time Rock & Roll" as well as songs off a forthcoming new album.

Seger hasn't released a record of original material since 2006's "Face The Promise."

He does appear on fellow Michigan resident Kid Rock's new album, "Born Free." Seger plays piano on "Collide," which also features Sheryl Crow on vocals.

"Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band will once again deliver their thunderous rock and roll show to major cities across North America beginning in March," the release reads.

Success didn't come fast for the former auto assembly line worker, who began recording in the 1960s but didn't have a top-10 album until the mid-1970s.

After that, though, hit records and singles flowed out of him: "Still the Same," ''Against the Wind," and perhaps his best-known song, "Old Time Rock & Roll" from 1979, which became a pop culture phenomenon when Tom Cruise lip-synched to it in his underwear on the big screen in "Risky Business."

In the years since, Seger's trademark dark hair has turned white and he is seen more often at Detroit Pistons games than on stage or in the recording studio.

But that's about to change with the tour the release said will hit major venues.

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