MR. BIG is putting on their signature top hats and old shoes one last time for a worldwide tour, aptly titled “The BIG Finish.” Since the band’s original drummer and co-founder, Pat Torpey, lost his battle with Parkinson’s disease in 2018, the band now feels it’s time to mark the end of this chapter of their legacy.
The first leg will take the band to Japan and Southeast Asia in July and August, while shows in South America, Europe, and the U.S. will launch in early 2024 and will be announced soon. Get tickets and more info here.
Bassist/vocalist Billy Sheehan comments:
“We wanted to do a proper farewell, and this seems like the right way to do it.”
Notes guitarist/vocalist Paul Gilbert:
“We’re in the process of making sure we come up with a suitably big entertainment extravaganza to go along with our music. And since our music has resonated so wonderfully in places all over the world, we’re going to play in as many of those places as we can.” Submits lead vocalist Eric Martin, “If we were in the movie business, we’d just put it all up in lights and say, ‘Welcome to The BIG Finish!’ Seriously, I’m glad we’re getting a chance to do it all onstage together as MR. BIG again and raise a flag to everything we’ve done as a band over the years.”
Joining MR. BIG on drums for this special final world tour will be long-time friend of the band Nick D’Virgilio (Spock’s Beard, Big Big Train), stepping in for founding drummer/vocalist Pat Torpey, who sadly passed away in 2018 following his heroic battle with Parkinson’s disease.
July 20 – Nagoya, Japan – Nagoya Shimin Kaikan
July 22 – Osaka, Japan – Osaka Maruzen Intec Arena
July 25 – Tokyo, Japan – Budokan
July 29 – Seoul, Korea – Yes24 Live Hall
July 31 – Hong Kong, China – Southorn Stadium
Aug 2 – Taiwan – Zepp New Taipei
Aug 4 – Singapore – Marina Bay Sands Theater
Aug 5 – Singapore – Marina Bay Sands Theater
Aug 7 – Bangkok, Thailand – Show DC Hall
Aug 9 – Manila, Philippines – Skydome
Aug 12 – Kemayoran, Jakarta – The 90’s Festival