The original Mr. Big – vocalist Eric Martin, guitarist Paul Gilbert, bassist Billy Sheehan, and drummer Pat Torpey – is set to embark on its first U.S. tour in 15 years. Starting July 30 in San Diego, it follows a run of tour dates overseas in support of the band’s new album, What If…
“Man, it’s been a long time,” said Gilbert (VG, June ’09/vintageguitar.com/3921/paul-gilbert-3). “This is the first Mr. Big album I have been a part of in 14 years. We had a good time making this one.”
The single “American Beauty” will ship to radio in July. For more, go to mrbigsite.com.
«What If… » is MR. BIG’s first all original album since the reunion of the four original members, Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan and Pat Torpey back in early 2009. Sixteen years after the release of « Hey Man », the new recording is set to bring back MR. BIG on the height of the current Hard Rock scene.