Bob Seger, J. Geils Band set for November concert at Cross Insurance Center

Photo by Roman Blanquart

Photo by Roman Blanquart

Waterfront Concerts announced on Thursday morning that Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band would perform at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday, Nov. 22, as part of Seger’s “Ride It Out Tour.” Opening for Seger will be the J. Geils Band. Tickets for the Nov. 22 concert, part of the ongoing Machias Savings Bank Concert Series, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, and are priced between $75 and $95. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster, online at, by phone by calling 1-800-745-3000 or in person at Mark’s Music in Brewer.

Seger will release his first album in eight years on Tuesday, Oct. 14, “Ride It Out,” accompanying by his first major tour in as long. “Ride It Out” is the follow up to his 2006 platinum album “Face The Promise.” The tour will stretch into 2015 and will take Seger and his band across the U.S. and Canada, accompanied by his longtime backing band, the Silver Bullet Band. The Detroit legend is known for such hits as “Turn The Page,” “Night Moves,” “Against The Wind,” “Old Time Rock n’ Roll” and many others. He has sold more than 20 million albums and in 2004 was inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame.

The J. Geils Band last appeared in Bangor in August 2011 at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in a headlining show that was a reunion tour for the venerable Boston soul and rock band, fronted by Peter Wolf and featuring J. (John) Geils, bassist Danny “Dr. Funk” Klein, harmonica player Richard “Magic Dick” Salwitz, drummer Stephen Bladd, Wolf and organist Seth Justman. The band is known for such hits as “Centerfold,” “Freeze Frame” and “Musta Got Lost.”

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Emily Burnham

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Emily Burnham is a Maine native, UMaine graduate, proud Bangorian and a writer and editor for Bangor Metro Magazine, the Weekly and the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food to all the cool things going on in the Greater Bangor area. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra. She's interested in everything that happens in Maine. Albums for review are accepted digitally only; please no CDs.