Oh yeah, it’s the original line up too. I remember seeing Mr. Big at the Paradise in Boston when they first came out. 

I loved it! They were so talented, but seemed to have a bit of down home feeling which can be hard to find when you’re dealing with some incredible talent like Billy Sheehan and Paul Gilbert. (Not that these guys are famous for big heads, but sometimes big talent equals big egos.) I think singer Eric Martin was key to the cozy vibe the band put off that night. He was a great front man who certainly wasn’t trying to outshine the musical superstars of the band, but yet had the perfect interaction with the audience that made him seem so real and the kind of guy you’d like to have a couple beers with.

I also distinctly remember this show because it was the first time I learned a neat little trick for underage drinking in a club. A friend of mine who was over 21 broke his bracelet off and then we simply used a little chewed gum to glue it back together on my wrist. Yeahguy! Needless to say, that the next round was on me. And thanks again Pierre.

Blabbermouth.com has cool interview with Billy Sheehan of how the band got back together.

JULY

30 San Diego, CA 4th & B

31 Agoura Hills, CA The Canyon Club

AUGUST

2 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre

4 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Theatre

5 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

6 Modesto, CA Xclamation Festival

8 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex

9 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall

12 Chicago, IL House Of Blues

13 Columbus, OH Al Rosa Villa

16 Pittsburgh, PA Trib Total Media Amphitheatre

17 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues

19 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom

20 Detroit, MI Harpo’s

23 New York, NY BB King’s

24 Foxborough, MA Showcase Live

26 N. Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues

27 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues

30 Houston, TX House Of Blues

31 Dallas, TX House Of Blues