Concert Review: Bob Seger In Boston

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Carter Alan with his wife and Alto Reed (Photo: Paul Barrette)

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bob Seger[/lastfm] and the Silver Bullet Band came back to Boston Garden on this latest go-around, his first in Boston since January 27th, 2007 while on his “Face the Promise” tour. Despite his worry that he might be getting too old to bring it to the hockey arenas of the land night after night, a mostly gray-haired Seger showed that if he gives up now, he’s giving up too early.

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What a show! Every hit you wanted to hear plus a few tasty rarities, like “Shinin’ Brightly” from Against the Wind, the Chuck Berry standard “C’est La Vie,” and early track “Get’s you Pumpin,'” which can be found on Early Seger Vol.1.

Working with the same set list on this tour, he changed it up a bit and introduced “Fire Down Below,” obviously inspired by the “Blue Blooded Streets of Boston!” If you weren’t part of the clamoring crowd up to the encores, you couldn’t resist e encores themselves: “Katmandu” and “Against the Wind” for the first, and “Night Moves” and “Rock and Roll Never Forgets” for the second.

The Boston audience did not disappoint, louder than even on his 1981 Nine Tonight album, half of which took place at the old Boston Garden in October 1980. Nice to see him around the new barn on Causeway Street. Let’s do it again sometime, Bob!

“Travelin’ Man”/”Beautiful Loser”

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