CLARKSTON, Mich. (FOX 2) - DTE Energy Music Theatre has a new address now, in honor of a Detroit musician.
The concert venue's address has been changed from 7774 Sashabaw Rd. to 33 Bob Seger Drive.
The honor comes just hours before Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band take the stage there for the first of six sold-out performances.
The shows are part of their final tour, the "Roll ME Away Tour." The six shows put Seger's total number of performances at the venue to 33 - the same number placed alongside his name on the newly installed street sign.
"Bob Seger is a Michigan icon and one of the greatest rock-and-roll artists of all time," DTE Energy Music Theatre owner Tom Gores said in a press release. "A Detroit legend and hero to his hometown, he's always stayed true to his roots and embodies the best of our region's Midwestern values. We are proud to celebrate everything he's contributed to the world of music and to our community."
"Thank you so much for this. I am deeply honored and grateful!" said Bob Seger. "I have great affection for this historic venue and now to be a part of it forever is truly overwhelming. Again, thank you so much."
A legendary career spanning five decades, Seger's first performance at the iconic and world-class amphitheater was on July 24, 1972, the year the venue opened.
He performed eight dates during the summer months of August and September 1977, a record for most shows in a single season that stood for 38 years. He would perform another seven dates the following year in August/September 1978, three in August 1980, five in August 1986 and two in June 1996, before returning to the DTE stage 21 years later on September 9, 2017.