This is a reunion I cannot wait to see, “Mr. Big,” is in talks of a reunion. Formed in Los Angeles back in 1988. With an incredible lineup of Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, and Pat Torpey. Got to see them many times including at the Ritz in Roseville and Harpo’s concert theater.
Eric Martin still has those incredible vocals and has confirmed that the band will return “in the middle of 2023” with a “phenomenal” new drummer, one that the late Pat Torpey would approve of. Sadly the band’s original drummer Pat Torpey passed away in 2018 from Parkinson’s disease. The band is not releasing the new drummer’s name as of yet till the official press release is out.
My favorites from Mr. Big include hits like, “Green Tinted Sixties Mind,” “Addicted To That Rush,” “Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy,” and the huge hit, “To Be With You.” The show was at the Ritz back in 1994 on a cold night in February in Roseville, Michigan. I will never forget it. I was in the Ritz front office when Eric Martin came in and sat down and we had a chat. The telephone rang and I picked up the girl on the other end of the line and asked if Mr. Big was playing at the bar that night. Eric grabbed the phone and started singing to her on the phone. All I could hear is the girl screaming with joy. The show was one of the best I had ever seen.