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MR. BIG Says Farewell with “The BIG Finish” World Tour Adding US and EU Dates

MR. BIG have put on their signature top hats and old shoes for the launch of their last worldwide tour, aptly titled “The BIG Finish.”



Mr. Big, in 2023, photo by Stephen Van Baalen

Earlier this summer, MR. BIG put on their signature top hats and old shoes for the launch of their last 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 kicked off in Japan and Southeast Asia in July and August, where the band performed for hundreds of thousands of loyal fans at 11 sold-out shows, including Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. Now MR. BIG is ready to bring “The BIG Finish” to South America, Europe, and the U.S. The first batch of shows throughout the States will start January 12, 2024, in Houston, TX, at the Rise Rooftop. More U.S. dates will be announced soon. Ticket info can be found on the band’s official website.

One particular aspect of this upcoming final run is that MR. BIG’s members are excited about the decision to perform the entirety of their breakthrough Platinum-selling 1991 album LEAN INTO IT from start to finish as a featured highlight of the live setlist.

Joining MR. BIG on drums for this special final world tour will be longtime 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.


After 35 years of being addicted to that perpetually electrifying performance rush, the band feels it’s finally time to collectively hang up their top hats and shoes after coming together for one final, extended curtain call — a curtain call that will take them on an all-out world tour commencing in 2023 that will go for as long as, well, as long as MR. BIG fans demand it.

Make sure to catch them before they bring down that final curtain because when it’s through, it’s through.

Mr. Big “The Big Finish” tour poster

Mr. Big “The Big Finish” tour poster

MR. BIG “The BIG Finish” World Tour Dates:

US Tour Dates:

Fri 1/12 Houston, TX Rise Rooftop
Sat 1/13 Dallas, TX The Factory In Deep Ellum
Wed 1/17 Key West, FL Rokisland Fest
Sat 1/20 Orlando, FL The Plaza Live
Sun 1/21 Clearwater, FL Capitol Theatre
Tue 1/23 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
Wed 1/24 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
Fri 1/26 Cincinnati, OH Ludlow Garage
Sun 1/28 Warrendale, PA Jergel’S Rhythm Grille
Tue 1/30 Portland, ME Aura
Wed 1/31 Patchogue, NY Patchogue Theater
Fri 2/2 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Sat 2/3 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
Tue 2/6 New York, NY Sony Hall
Wed 2/7 Derry, NH Tupelo Music Hall
Fri 2/9 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
Wed 2/14 Wabash, IN Honeywell Center
Fri 2/16 Des Plains, IL Des Plains Theatre
Sat 2/17 Green Bay, WI Epic Event Center
Tue 2/20 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Theatre
Wed 2/21 Minneapolis, MN Fitzgerald Theater
Fri 2/23 Wichita, KS The Cotillion
Sat 2/24 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom

European Tour Dates:


Sun 3/17 Koln, Germany Carlswerk Victoria
Tue 3/19 Nottingham, U.K. Rock City
Wed 3/20 Manchester, U.K. The Ritz
Fri 3/22 Wolverhampton, U.K. KK’s Steelmill
Sat 3/23 London, U.K. 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Mon 3/25 Brussels, Belgium AB
Tue 3/26 Paris, France Bataclan
Thu 3/28 Madrid, Spain La Riviera
Sat 3/30 Barcelona, Spain Razz
Mon 4/1 Zurich, Switzerland Komplex
Wed 4/3 Milan, Italy Live Club
Thu 4/4 Ljubljana, Slovenia Kino Siska
Sat 4/6 Bratislava, Slovakia MMC
Sun 4/7 Budapest, Hungary Barba Negra
Tue 4/9 Kosice, Slovakia Kulturpark
Thu 4/11 Warsaw, Poland Progresja
Fri 4/12 Berlin, Germany Metropol
Sun 4/14 Maastricht, Netherlands Muziekgieterij
Mon 4/15 Esch-sur-alzette Luxembourg Rockhal

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