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Mr. Big Announces World Tour, Including U.S. Dates

Mr. BigMr. Big has announced an extensive world tour in support of their latest release, What If, featuring the group’s original lineup including bassist Billy Sheehan, guitarist Paul Gilbert, drummer Pat Torpey and vocalist Eric Martin. The trek will have the quartet stopping twice in the U.S., first in Hollywood on April 2nd, then again as part of the M3 Festival in Maryland on May 14th. The dates will mark their first American shows together in 15 years.

Sheehan is excited about the reunion album and tour, hinting that there is a sense of nostalgia.

“It’s so great to be back with Paul, Eric and Pat too,” he said. “We wrote this record like we did in the old days for the first 2 records. Jamming together in the same room to write songs.”

Mr. Big World Tour 2011 Dates:

  • April 2, 2011: House of Blues Sunset Strip — West Hollywood, CA, USA
  • April 7, 2011: Osaka Castle Hall — Osaka, Japan
  • April 9, 2011: Kanazawa Kagekiza — Kanazawa, Japan
  • April 11, 2011: Fukuoka Shimin Kaikan — Fukuoka, Japan
  • April 12, 2011: Hiroshima Alsok Hall — Hiroshima, Japan
  • April 14, 2011: Nagoya Aichi Ken Geijutsu Gekijo — Nagoya, Japan
  • April 15, 2011: Iwate Kenmin Kaikan — Morioka, Japan
  • April 17, 2011: Sapporo Koseininkin Kaikan — Sapporo, Japan
  • April 19, 2011: Akita Kenmin Kaikan — Akita, Japan
  • April 20, 2011: Zepp Sendai — Sendai, Japan
  • April 22, 2011: Yokohama Pacifico — Yokohama, Japan
  • April 25, 2011: Budokan — Tokyo, Japan
  • April 27, 2011: Tokyo International Forum Hall A — Tokyo, Japan
  • April 30, 2011: Seoul, South Korea
  • May 3, 2011: Taipei, Taiwan
  • May 4, 2011: Taichung, Taiwan
  • May 14, 2011: Merriweather Post Pavilion — Columbia, MD, USA
  • May 23, 2011: Sala Heineken — Madrid, Spain
  • May 24, 2011: Bikini —Barcelona, Spain
  • May 26, 2011: MMC Bratislava —Bratislava, Slovakia
  • May 27, 2011: Club 202 —Budapest, Hungary
  • May 29, 2011: Gasometer —Vienna, Austria
  • May 30, 2011: Kesselhaus —Munich, Germany
  • June 1, 2011: LKA Longhorn —Stuttgart, Germany
  • June 2, 2011: Essigfabrik —Koln (Cologne), Germany
  • June 4, 2011: Matrix —Bochum, Germany
  • June 5, 2011: de Boerdeij —Zoetemeer, Netherlands
  • June 7, 2011: Train —Aarhus, Denmark
  • June 8, 2011: Tavastia —Helsinki, Finland
  • June 10, 2011: Sweden Rock Festival —Solvesborg, Sweden
  • June 11, 2011: Download Festival —Donington Park, UK
  • June 13, 2011: The Button Factory —Dublin, Ireland
  • June 15, 2011: —Winter Palace of Sport — Sofia, Bulgaria
  • June 19, 2011: Hellfest —Clisson, France
  • June 22, 2011: Gods Of Metal Fest —Milan, Italy
  • June 24, 2011: Sonisphere —Basel, Switzerland
  • June 25, 2011: Noc Pina Hvzd Festival —Trinec, Czech Republic
  • June 26, 2011: Rock The Nation Festival —Ferropolis, Germany