Sunday, May 10, 2009

Hey all,
I'm getting ready to embark on the Mr. Big reunion tour; relearning songs, helping with artwork, merchandise, stage design, jumbo screens, travel, etc.  We start rehearsing later this month and I have to say I'm really excited to make music with these guys again.  
The tour is 99% sold out with seats left at the Fukuoka and Yokohama shows.  

Jun 05, 2009 Zepp Sapporo
Jun 07, 2009 Zepp Sendai
Jun 09, 2009 Kouseinenkin Hall Ishikawa
Jun 10, 2009 Zepp Nagoya 
Jun 12, 2009 Zepp Fukuoka
Jun 15, 2009 Grand Cube Osaka 
Jun 17, 2009 Hiroshima ALSOK Hall 
Jun 18, 2009 Osaka Kouseinenkin Hall 
Jun 20, 2009 Budokan
Jun 21, 2009 Yokohama Arena, Yokohama

Here's the title track video "Next time around" from our greatest hits album.  Those of you that have already seen the video, has it become apparent to you (as it was to me making it) that there was a genuine bond and brotherhood in that studio?  The majority of the old footage is from my archives (thanks for making me clean the shed Denise, I found the lost treasures of the Mr. Big past).  

Click below to purchase the new Mr. Big Greatest Hits album (the deluxe edition has a DVD) -

I have to say I'm pretty happy to have two albums in the top 3 spots on the charts right now under my alter ego, Mr. Vocalist (aka The Balladeer) !!! This is a first!  Check out the Sony Japan/Eric Martin site here: 

I'll be playing my favorite annual Muir Beach BBQ with my old pal Andre Pessis and co. on May 24th (check the tour dates for more info).  This is a home grown rock and roll show that consists of family and friends onstage. My better half, Denise, will be kicking down the block rocking beats behind us.  To me it's a great hometown hang before going out on tour with Mr. Big. 

This is the first Mother's Day I'll spend without my Mother (who passed away on January 20th).  I will always love her and am thankful for all the love and wisdom she's ever given me.  I used to call her from the road to tell her what I was up to and she always had encouraging words for me and could easily lift up when I was down.  She told me how proud she was that I followed my dreams and I continue that today with her spiritual support. 

Happy Mother's Day to all you Mom's out there.

Stay gold,

ps - One last thing about the Mr. Big tour; this is not just a show and a t-shirt; we're in this for the long haul.