Bob Seger’s new album “Ride Out” nets a No. 3 debut on this week’s Billboard 200, according to Nielsen SoundScan figures released Wednesday, giving Seger his highest-ever debut on the sales chart.

The new set tops the No. 4 debut of his last album, 2006’s “Face the Promise.” But with 59,000 first-week sales, “Ride Out” achieved roughly 40 percent of the sales of “Face the Promise,” which opened with 150,000 copies sold.

“Ride Out” arrives behind country duo Florida Georgia Line’s “Anything Goes,” which debuted at No. 1 with 197,000 sales. Jason Aldean — who will perform with Seger on an upcoming episode of “CMT Crossroads,” set to premiere Nov. 28 — comes in at No. 2 with “Old Boots, New Dirt,” which sold 97,000 copies.

Elsewhere on the chart, U2’s “Songs of Innocence” opens at No. 9 with 28,000 first-week sales. The debut is uncharacteristically low for the high profile rockers, but follows the album’s free giveaway last month to anyone with an iTunes account.

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