Friday, May 20, 2011

THE ROCKETS to Open For Bob Seger at Grand Rapids Date

Detroit-Natives to Warm Up the Van Andel Arena Crowd on May 28

Finishing up what could be his last tour ever, Bob Seger has announced that rock veterans The Rockets will be opening up the performance when he visits Van Andel Arena for a second time in as many months on Saturday, May 28th.

The show begins at 8PM and a limited number of tickets are still available. Tickets are $72.50 and are available at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place box offices,, Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone at 1- 800-745-3000.

Natives of Detroit, The Rockets formed in 1972 and released five studio albums which offered several hits including “Oh Well,” a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s original. With founding members, Johnny “Bee” Bandajek and Joe McCarty, The Rockets have always been a popular name in Detroit and around Michigan, especially in the 70s and early 80s. In 2010, The Rockets were honored at the Detroit Music Awards with the Distinguished Achievement Award.

The Rockets have already opened for Seger earlier in the week for the first of his three dates at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Showing his allegiance to Michigan-bred artists, Seger has also featured Battle Creek-native Frankie Ballard as an opener for several shows. Ballard opened for Seger during their last stop in Grand Rapids last April.