The end of the road just got a little bit longer, with Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band tagging on  a dozen new stops onto its farewell tour. As it stands now, the trek will wrap over two nights — with a pair of hometown shows on June 6th and 8th at Clarkston, Michigan's DTE Energy Music Theatre. The added dates will hit Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, New York, and New Jersey.

Over the decades, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band have gained the reputation as one of the purest, most high-octane rock shows on the road. Seger told us that he was lucky to not only have the will, but also the opportunity to constantly hone his craft by playing out: ["We were very fortunate. Some people were really nice to us; the band Kiss, the band BTO — Bachman-Turner-Overdrive, Aerosmith, some other people took us on tours and let us play our 30 minutes in front of 'em. I remember in '74 we played 265 nights of the year on these various tours — and playing our own concerts in bars and stuff like that. We were playin' all the time."] SOUNDCUE (:20 OC: . . . all the time)

With a career as long as Bob Seger has enjoyed, he surprisingly has very few regrets — but there is one. Seger, who included the George JacksonThomas Jones tune "Old Time Rock And Roll" on his blockbuster Stranger In Town album, told us how his name came to be left off the song's credits: ["It was a rush thing, we were goin' to Europe, (my manager) Punch (Andrews) says, 'Well, you rewrote some of the lyrics, you gotta take some credit!' I said, 'Ah, they haven't got a pot to piss in, let 'em keep the money, y'know? And I'm doin' fine, y'know. . .' (Laughs) But, oh man, was that a bad mistake! Y'know, not because of the money — (but) because we coulda controlled where it went. Y'know, we coulda had some say about those stupid commercials they put it in."] SOUNDCUE (:23 OC: . . . put it in)

UPDATED: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band tour dates (subject to change):

February 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort
February 17 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
February 23 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
February 28 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
March 2 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden
March 5 – Albuquerque, NM – Tingley Coliseum at New Mexico State Fair
March 7 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin
March 9 – Dallas, TX – Ford Center at The Star
March 12 – Bossier City, LA – CenturyLink Center                         
March 15 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena                                  
March 17 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center    
April 30 – Springfield, MO – JQH Arena
May 2 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 4 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
May 10 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum
May 12 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
May 16 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
May 18 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
May 23 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park
May 25 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
May 30 – Jones Beach, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
June 1 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
June 6, 8 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre