Joe Walsh will be opening for old friends Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band during a handful of dates in March and April. For the majority of Seger's tour, which kicks off on February 27th in Toledo, Ohio, Seger and the and will be the sole performers. Kid Rock will play a double bill with Seger in Saint Paul, Minnesota and Fargo, North Dakota -- with Walsh opening in Vancouver, Tacoma, Portland, and Denver.
Seger has always paid great respect to his opening acts over the years, having made his bones by opening for anyone on the circuit in the '60s and early-'70s. Paul Stanley recalled that back in the '70s when Seger served as Kiss' opening act, the band needed to dig deep every night to try to top him onstage: "Bob got his first gold album on tour with us. And there were nights, where I can remember being in the dressing room and listening to the crowd reaction, and looking at the band and saying (laughs) 'We better go out there and kick some ass.' Bob was no nonsense great rock n' roll, and the band delivered the goods, and the crowd went crazy. And that always made us work harder. We always wanted great bands on the bill because it made us prove why we were the headliner."
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band tour dates (subject to change):
February 27 - Toledo, OH - The Huntington Center
March 5 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
March 7 - Green Bay, WI - Resch Center
March 13 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
March 15 - Saint Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center (with Kid Rock)
March 16 - Fargo, ND - Fargodome (with Kid Rock)
March 19 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
March 21 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
March 23, 27 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena (with Joe Walsh)
March 29 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome (with Joe Walsh)
March 30 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden Arena (with Joe Walsh)
April 2 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center (with Joe Walsh)