Lookin’ Back is a forward-looking project comprised of seven world-class Detroit-area musicians united to keep the music of Bob Seger performed at its highest level for those who profoundly identify with the mans poetry, unrivaled energy, and vast catalog of hits that span five decades.
While tribute bands typically pay homage to the usual rock-n-roll superstars, the music of Bob Seger was largely overlooked across the USA, and especially in Southeast Michigan – UNTIL LOOKIN’ BACK! We was #1.
Since Lookin’ Back sold out its debut concert on August 29, 2009, Lookin’ Back has headlined all but four of their 152 shows; proudly opened for Loverboy & Average White Band, and has sold out 32 of 40 ticketed events!
The bands highlights are too numerous. A few worth mentioning include: performing with original Silver Bullet Band members Alto Reed & Charlie Martin on four separate occasions in 2011/12; Rocked over 11,000 Detroit Pistons fans at the Palace of Auburn Hills (Bob Seger Appreciation Night); performed for an estimated 100,000 at Howell’s Balloon Festival; rocked 7,000 who came to watch “Live Bullet Lives Again” at Pride In Saginaw; performed for a record 5000 at 51st Annual National Blueberry Festival in South Haven; June 15, 2017 5000 (record) saw us at Milford’s Summer Concert Series at the AMPhitheater…..and broke our own record there as of June 14, 2018 with 5500 (police estimates)
THE LOVE FOR BOB SEGER MUSIC IS PALPABLE!
In 2010 Lookin’ Back performed at a book launch in Royal Oak, MI. Travelin’ Man written by Tom Weschler and Gary Graff is a book about life on the road with Bob Seger.
Every year the band celebrates Mr. Seger’s birthday, and we’re the only Bob Seger tribute doing this annually and they’re worth noting them in chronological order: 1st Annual Bob Seger (65th) Birthday Bash was at Tanglewood Golf Club (FREE); 2nd Annual Bob Seger (66th) Birthday Bash at The Palazzo Grande in Shelby, MI (SOLD OUT); 3rd Annual (67th) Birthday Bash at 59 West End Nightclub in Hartland, MI (SOLD OUT); 4th and 5th Annual (68th/69th) at Wonderland Lanes in Commerce (SOLD OUT); 6th Annual (Bob’s BIG 7-0) at Michigan Theatre of Jackson (1300 seats); 7th Annual (71st) Friday, May 6, 2016 Bakers of Milford (SOLD OUT); The 9th Annual (73rd & Stranger In Town release date 40 years ago) at Wonderland Lanes on May 5, 2018 (SOLD OUT). Why return again and again to a local bowling alley? Mr. Seger performed at Wonderland Lanes in 1967, and because he lives nearby. We want to make it easy for him to drop in and feel the love – someday.
Lookin’ Back books, produces, and promotes its own shows, and regularly entertains at municipal concerts in the parks, national and regional festivals, private parties, and a few casinos along the way like: The Sands, The Little River Casino, Caesars Windsor, and most recently Hard Rock Casino near Cleveland. From beer tents to casino’s, from performing arts centers to a few select bars, Lookin’ Back leaves fans WANTING MORE!
Rock N Roll Never Forgets and its our job to make sure of that. Here are a few highlights as to why Bob Seger deserves a world-class Detroit-based tribute, and our undivided attention!