From Main Street To Bob Seger Drive: Detroit Icon Heads Into Final Homestand With His Own Address

Bob Seger Drive Ceremony
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– Bob Seger Drive Ceremony
(L-R) Tom Wilson, Interim President of 313 Presents, Bob Seger and Arn Tellem, Vice Chairman of Palace Sports & Entertainment pose in front of the new street address for DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI to commemorate his 33 sold out shows at this venue (formely Pine Knob) since 1972.

DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Mich., is now officially located at 33 Bob Seger Drive, with the Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer and Detroit native on hand to celebrate the change.

“Thank you so much for this. I am deeply honored and grateful,” Bob Seger said of the renaming. “I have a great affection for this historic venue and now to be a part of it forever is truly overwhelming.”

The timing coincides with Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band taking the stage tomorrow (June 6) to kick off its six-date run and his final concerts in the Detroit market on its hugely successful, final Roll Me Away tour that concludes in October in Indianapolis.

Seger is certainly going out with a bang; across 40 dates of the tour reported to Pollstar, the Roll Me Away trek has averaged 12,370 tickets sold for a gross of $1,389,021 per show.

The final concert of the stand will mark the Seger’s 33rd appearance at the amphitheater – hence the address number. On hand were Palace Sports & Entertainment vice chairman Arn Tellem and 313 Presents interim president Tom Wilson, who joined Seger as the street signage was unveiled.

“A Detroit legend and hero to his hometown, he’s always stayed true to his roots and embodies the best of our region’s Midwestern values. We are proud to celebrate everything he’s contributed to the world of music and to our community.”

Seger has seen his share of triumphs at DTE Energy Music Theatre,  originally known as Pine Knob Music Theatre, dating back to July 24, 1972 – his first performance at the venue during its first year. He performed a then-record eight dates between August and September 1977, a record for most shows in a season that stood for 38 years. He came back for seven more shows the following year, three in 1980, five in August 1986 and two in June 1996.

In addition to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Seger is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and a Grammy Award winner, has sold more than 53 million albums and earned 13 platinum and seven multi-platinum RIAA Certified sales awards including such landmark albums as Beautiful Loser, Live Bullet, Night Moves, Stranger in Town, Against the Wind and Nine Tonight.