The last time Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band performed in Salt Lake City, Jimmy Carter was still president.
John Lennon was still alive, a new game called Pac-Man was about to be released and the average price for a gallon of gas was $1.25.
As for Seger, when he last performed here in on May 9, 1980, he had just released a new album called Against the Wind and its title track single, which would go on to become one of his biggest hits.
Now, after nearly a 35-year absence, Seger returns to Salt Lake to say hello, and likely goodbye.
The Detroit-based musician is currently on the road supporting his Ride Out album and tour of the same name. Many have speculated this will be Seger’s last outing.
Utahns will have one last time (or for many, their first time) singing along to “Old Time Rock and Roll,” “Hollywood Nights,” and “Turn the Page.” If Salt Lake is lucky, maybe Seger will make up for missing Utah for three decades and include “Still The Same” on the set list, a song he has not played in concert anywhere for several tours.
Tickets can be purchased soon at SmithTix, BobSeger.com and LiveNation.com.