Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band announced today they will hit the road in support of Seger’s first new studio album in eight years, Ride Out, with their 2014/2015 Ride Out Tour.

They will play Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena on Dec. 9 along with special guest The J. Geils Band.  

The tour will be Seger’s most extensive since the 2006-2007 "Face The Promise" Tour and will give Seger & his Silver Bullet Band the opportunity to perform once more for fans across the U.S. and Canada, including stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Cleveland, Atlanta, Pittsburgh Buffalo, Toronto, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale and Phoenix.

Tickets for the first leg of the tour, including the Grand Rapids date, will go on sale Saturday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m. local time on Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.

Bob Seger fan club members will have special access to purchase tickets in advance starting Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 10 a.m. local time. To become a member of the Bob Seger fan club, visit www.BobSeger.com.

"Ride Out," Seger's first studio album in eight years, is being released Oct. 14.

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band kick off The "Ride Out" Tour on Nov 18 at Saginaw's The Dow Event Center. There is also a Dec. 11 date at United Center in Chicago.

"Ride Out" is Seger's first studio album since the platinum-selling "Face the Promise," and can be pre-ordered on Amazon. It was preceded by Seger’s cover of John Hiatt’s "Detroit Made." The album also includes Seger’s take on ‘California Stars’ by Wilco and Billy Bragg.

Seger has debuted several originals from "Ride Out" in performances in concert over the past few months, including "All of the Roads," "You Take Me In" and "Gates of Eden." "Face the Promise" had marked the end of lengthy break following 1995′s "It’s a Mystery."

A suburban Detroit native from Lincoln Park, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee is 69 years old.

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band 'Ride Out' Tour
Nov. 18 -- Saginaw, The Dow Event Center
Nov. 22 -- Bangor, Maine, Cross Insurance Center
Nov. 24 -- Halifax, Nova Scotia, Scotiabank Centre
Nov. 26 -- St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador, Saint John Harbour Station
Nov. 29 -- Boston, TD Garden
Dec. 2 -- Albany, N.Y., Times Union Center
Dec. 4 -- Cleveland, Quicken Loans Arean
Dec. 6 -- Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena
Dec. 9 -- Grand Rapids, Van Andel Arena
Dec. 11 -- Chicago, United Center
Dec. 13 -- St. Louis, Scottrade Center
Dec. 17 -- Buffalo, First Niagara Center
Jan. 22, 2015 -- Pittsburgh, venue to be announced
Jan. 24, 2015 -- Toronto, venue to be announced
Jan. 29, 2015 -- Columbus, Ohio, venue to be announced
Jan. 31, 2015 -- Atlanta, venue to be announced
Feb. 5, 2015 -- Tampa, venue to be announced
Feb. 7, 2015 -- Fort Lauderdale, Fla., venue to be announced
Feb. 12, 2015 -- Dallas, venue to be announced
Feb. 14, 2015 -- Houston, venue to be announced
Feb. 19, 2015 -- Phoenix, venue to be announced
Feb. 27, 2015 -- Los Angeles, venue to be announced

-- Ultimate Classic Rock contributed to this report.