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Bob Seger Announces New Album, ‘I Knew You When,’ Releases Single to Radio

Photo credit: Clay Patrick McBride
Photo credit: Clay Patrick McBride

Bob Seger will issue a new album called I Knew You When on Nov. 17. The project’s first single, a cover of Lou Reed‘s “Busload of Faith,” is now being released to radio stations.

Seger is in the middle of his Runaway Train tour, and the news of I Knew You When‘s arrival coincides perfectly with his sold-out concert Saturday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills outside his native Detroit. He’ll be on the road across North America through Nov. 17, when Seger wraps up at the Allstate Arena in Chicago. You can see all the dates below.

“Busload of Faith,” which originally appeared on Reed’s celebrated 1989 album New York, gets a small lyrical tweak in Seger’s retelling. He replaced “churches” with “real estate” in this line: “You can’t depend on the president, unless there’s real estate that you want to buy.” The Detroit Free Press has suggested that the barb is aimed at President Trump.

A few days before Seger’s initial tour dates were revealed, a video was uploaded to his Facebook page that featured archival images followed by the words “One last time,” with “Turn the Page” as a soundtrack. The clip prompted speculation that he may be considering retiring from the road, although there has been no official word from Seger.

Bob Seger 2017 U.S. Tour Dates
9/23 – Auburn Hills, MI, Palace of Auburn Hills
9/28 – Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena
9/30 – Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
10/5 – Greenville, SC, Bon Secours Wellness Arena
10/7 – Atlanta, GA, Infinity Energy Arena
10/10 – Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena
10/12 – St. Louis, MO, Scottrade Center
10/14 – Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
10/19 – Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
10/21 – Dallas, TX, Ford Center at the Star
10/24 – Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center
10/26 – Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
10/28 – Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena
11/2 – Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
11/4 – Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
11/7 – Boise, ID, Ford Center
11/9 – Portland, OR, Moda Center
11/11 – Seattle, WA, Key Arena
11/13 – Billings, MT, Rimrock Auto Arena
11/15 – St. Paul, MN, XCEL Energy Center
11/17 – Chicago, IL, Allstate Arena

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