Bob Seger hits the Mohegan Sun Saturday — for the last time?

Singer Bob Seger poses for a portrait in a Capitol Records studio on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Singer Bob Seger poses for a portrait in a Capitol Records studio on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

When Bob Seger first sang about "Mainstreet," his lovely ode to what lyrically seems (to me, anyway) to be a pole dancer, he did so from the POV of nostalgia — as though mourning something that happened way in his past.

"And sometimes even now, when I'm feeling lonely and beat / I drift back in time and I find my feet /
Down on Mainstreet."

That came out in 1976 on the immortal "Night Moves" album — way back when city officials didn't feel the need to separate "Main" from "Street" into two words. And if Bob thinks his dancer was a distant memory then, well, he probably doesn't need me to tell him she must be in a-moulderin' in a grave somewhere by now.

Sigh. Seger is 72 and out on what is being strongly hinted as his and the Silver Bullet Band's farewell tour. As such, expect nothing but a recitation of biggies from the catalog — and if you think Seger isn't up there with Stevie Wonder and the Temptations and Supremes in the context of Motor City hit-makers, just show up Saturday in the Mohegan Sun Arena and prepare to witness rock 'n' roll greatness.

Opening is another artist more than familiar with hits: Nancy Wilson of Heart.

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, 8 p.m. Saturday, Mohegan Sun Arena; $85, $105; 1-800-745-3000.

 

Singer Bob Seger shows his approval after sitting in the Ford GT on display at the North American International Auto show, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Singer Bob Seger shows his approval after sitting in the Ford GT on display at the North American International Auto show, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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