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Classic rocker Bob Seger to perform in Idaho — for first time

Bob Seger — shown here performing the last show of a tour in 2007 in Detroit — will visit Nampa on Nov. 7.
Bob Seger — shown here performing the last show of a tour in 2007 in Detroit — will visit Nampa on Nov. 7.

Are you a graybeard who still likes that old time rock and roll?

Or a kid who thinks today’s music ain’t got the same soul?

You’re in luck. Iconic ’70s rocker Bob Seger is headed to the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa this fall.

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band will crank the classics at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, for $59.50, $77, $97 and $119 at ICTickets.

“Seger has never been to Idaho, and he isn’t touring ever again,” says promoter Creston Thornton of Live Nation. “This is a once in a lifetime event for Boise.”

Nancy Wilson of Heart will open the concert.

Seger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. He’s famous for his blue-collar songwriting themes and sandpaper-scratched vocals. Songs such as “Turn the Page,” “Hollywood Nights,” “Night Moves,” “We’ve Got Tonight,” “Still the Same,” “Against the Wind” and “Like a Rock” have packed the playlists of FM rock stations for decades and powered massive advertising campaigns. (Who doesn’t remember Chevrolet’s “Like a Rock” commercials?)

Seger is 72 years old, but he’s still thrilling audiences. After he performed for a sellout crowd last month in Moline, Illinois, a newspaper columnist wrote a heartfelt review disguised as a thank-you letter: “Bob, you played every song we all came to hear, and you did it with energy, enthusiasm and appreciation, knowing 11,000-plus paid good money to see the man we’ve shared car rides, parties, good nights and bad nights with for nearly five decades. ... I want to thank you for the most fun I have had at a concert in years. ... Thanks for still being you.”

Seger might be ready to turn the page on touring, but he’s still the same. What more can a fan ask for?

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