Mr. Big has announced a farewell tour, dubbed “The Big Finish.” The shows are scheduled to launch in Nagoya, Japan, on July 20 and continue through Southeast Asia through August 2023. According to a press release, more shows in the U.S., Europe and South America will be announced soon to take place early 2024.
The band tweeted:
We are announcing our world tour, “The Big Finish”
The Asian tour will kick off in Japan on July 20th 2023, with shows in South America, Europe, U.K, and the U.S starting in the new year!”
The band will be joined by a new drummer, Nick D’Virgilio, a longtime friend of the group. Bassist Billy Sheehan said in a press release: “I hope the people who come see our shows get to feel what it’s like when musicians get together and really play and sing the songs they wrote We want the audience to be one with us and feel our evening together was a magical and beautiful event.”
Said singer Eric Martin: “I love playing with these guys. And if I’m being honest, I don’t want it to ever end. I’m the guy who just knows we still have that special spark together, and I always want to keep the torch burning. But if it really is the end, then I want us all to have a happy ending together. We’re a great live band. I want everybody to come out and see us, because we want to blow you away and have you all think as you’re leaving, ‘Mr. Big really is the real thing.’”
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