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Mr. Big Releases Track from Upcoming Album

Mr. Big 2017

Billy Sheehan and Mr. Big are gearing up for their ninth album, due to be released on July 7th. Defying Gravity will feature the original lineup of Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Sheehan, and Pat Torpey, although Torpey shares duties with drummer Matt Starr after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The album will also see the return of their original producer.

“It was great to get back in the studio with our original producer, Kevin Elson,” Gilbert said. “Kevin recorded all of our original classic albums from the ’80s and ’90s, and we immediately felt that magic chemistry with him on ‘Defying Gravity.’ We basically played live in the studio.Over the years, we’ve all had a chance to experiment with every recording technique possible, but it’s still always the best just to play together as a band. Most of my guitar solos were tracked live with the band. I’ve worked hard on my improvisation in the last few years, and it really paid off on this record… both melodically and on the face-melting stuff.”

The band has released a track from the album called “1992”. The nostalgic song recalls the band’s days when their smash hit “To Be With You” was topping the charts. Sheehan is once again in top form with groove and melody overflowing in his bass lines.

Mr. Big will also be on tour starting May 31st in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and covering the U.S. through June 24th. They also have a handful of Brazilian dates lined up for August.

Mr. Big 2017 Tour Dates:

DateVenueLocation
May 31Potawatomi Bingo Casino, Northern Lights TheaterMilwaukee, WI
Jun 2Arcada TheatreSaint Charles, IL
Jun 3The Token LoungeWestland, MI
Jun 6Jergel's Rhythm GrilleWarrendale, PA
Jun 7The Newton TheatreNewton, NJ
Jun 9The Wolf Den @ Mohegan SunUncasville, CT
Jun 10B.B. King Blues Club & GrillNew York, NY
Jun 12The Basement EastNashville, TN
Jun 14Manchester Music HallLexington, KY
Jun 16Gas Monkey Live!Dallas, TX
Jun 17Scout BarHouston, TX
Jun 23Canyon ClubAgoura Hills, CA
Jun 24The RosePasadena, CA
Aug 17Porão do AlemãoManaus, Brazil
Aug 19Tom BrasilSao Paulo, Brazil
Aug 20Music HallBelo Horizonte, Brazil
Aug 22OpiniaoPorto Alegre, Brazil

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