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Bob Seger to Hit the Road?: "We're Looking at Some Dates"

March 26, 2010 4:15 PM ET

This morning Bob Seger called into Detroit disc jockey Dick Purtan's final broadcast — and casually made a huge announcement. "We're thinking about maybe a tour later this year," Seger said. "We're looking at some dates and trying to get some buildings, maybe October-November. We just started three days ago and we'll see what's available, and of course we'll play here [Detroit]... See you at the Palace [of Auburn Hills]."

Seger last hit the road in 2007, which was his first outing in over a decade. Three days ago Walmart began selling Early Seger Vol. 1, a collection of remastered Seger songs from the early 1970s.

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