|This is my home town, at least people will show up for this one|
A banner ad offers tickets for the March 5 Bob Seger show at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, a concert that should have sold out by now in Seger’s home state. In fact, for a mere $263.35, you can see the creases on Bob’s face from seat G4 on the main floor.
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.