Tickets for the Grand Rapids show went on sale, with some mild radio spots on local FM powerhouse WLAV, on January 19. There are a number of reasons for the weak demand, one of which is pointed out at Segerfile.com:
“As for Seger’s set list, there’s no new album to support, and they’re calling it the Rock and Roll Never Forgets 2013 Tour (as opposed to the 2011 Tour, which was called the 2011 Tour). So…a greatest hits show, then?”
Seger is playing some big corporate barns on the tour, bringing Kid Rock onto the bill in some spots, including Minneapolis and Fargo, North Dakota. Again, neither of those shows are sold out. It could be the plan is to bring Rock onto the bill where sales are soft. But at this point, that seems to be everywhere, including the Seger back yard of Michigan, where he may want to consider hitting smaller venues. Or, gasp, lowering ticket prices.
Steve Miller is an investigative reporter with over two decades of experience in daily newspaper, Web and magazine reporting and writing. Miller has done time as a court and cops beat reporter at the Dallas Morning News and as a national reporter for the Washington Times, and as a correspondent for national publications including People magazine, High Times, Boston Magazine, Miami New Times, Houston Press, The Daily Beast and U.S. News and World Report. In 2012, he was an Edgar award finalist for his book, Girl, Wanted: The Chase for Sarah Pender. He is a recipient of the digital investigative award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Miller was also the former vocalist in the Midwest punk rock outfit the Fix in 1980-81.
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