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Bob Seger gives shout-out to space station commander at final Detroit-area show

Bob Seger gives shout-out to space station commander at final Detroit-area show

Credit: Terry WyattBob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band wrapped up a six-show engagement at the DTE Energy Music Theatre outside of their hometown of Detroit on Friday, and during the concert Seger played one of his rarities for a special guest in the audience: former International Space Station commander Andrew Feustel.

According to Billboard.com, the Michigan rocker dedicated his 1975 tune “Fine Memory” — which he’d performed live for the first time ever just six days earlier at the theater — to Feustel, who was attending the show with his wife.

Seger explained that every time Feustel prepared to blast off on a new mission, he played “Fine Memory,” which reminds him of his wife.

Bob first spoke with the astronaut, who also is from the Detroit area, via a FaceTime chat when Feustel was on a space mission during the summer of 2018, and then the two met in person at one of Seger’s concerts earlier this year in Houston.

The concert on Friday closed out the current leg of Seger’s Roll Me Away farewell tour and, according to MLive.com, it was the final planned show in the Detroit area.

The concert was Seger’s 33rd at the venue, which is located in Clarkston, Michigan, and was formerly known as the Pine Knob Music Theatre. Earlier this month, the theater changed its address to 33 Bob Seger Dr. in honor of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and the many times he’s performed there.

Seger and the Silver Bullet Band will launch a new 14-date tour leg on September 12 in Rapid City, South Dakota, which is due to wrap up October 19 in Chicago. Visit BobSeger.com to check out their full itinerary.

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