If Bob Seger really makes good on his discussed thoughts about retiring from touring, he'll take care of at least one more round of tour dates this fall prior to doing so.

A press release announced that Seger will return to the road in October for shows in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Tampa, Orlando, Dallas, Denver and Vancouver, with additional cities and specific dates to be announced later.

It appears that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has been using his brief downtime from the road this summer to continue work on a possible new album. A message posted on Seger’s official Facebook page on July 13 says “Great News! Just recorded new songs at Ocean Way in Nashville!”

Earlier this month, prior to Seger’s announcement, Silver Bullet Band saxophonist Alto Reed spoke with Rolling Stone, hinted at the possible fall dates and explained the reasoning behind the planned return to the road.

Reed said: "We did a few dates on the East Coast, but we couldn't do Madison Square Garden and we didn't do Philadelphia or Pittsburgh. I think there's a good chance that we're talking about a fall tour and hitting the markets that we missed."

There are no Michigan cities announced on the tour yet, although there had been alleged rumblings about some late summer shed dates at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in the Detroit area.

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