Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mr. Big Ready to Rock Manila tonight!

For anyone who grew up in the 90s the sweet ballads “To Be With You” and “Wild, Wild World” was a pre-requisite to your childhood- and if it wasn’t you probably lived under a rock! They were the biggest bands to come out of the 90s and their name says it all, Mr. Big! Though the band has sold more than millions of albums worldwide not to mention sold-out concerts all over the world it is their second time in Manila after 17 years and Pinoy fans from all generations are beyond excited.

Last My 9, 2011 PULP Live Productions held their press conference as well as the autograph signing session for the band.. The event was held inside the SM North Edsa’s Sky Dome. Members from the press/media also the fans were present to meet their 90s idols in the flesh, marking Mr. Big’s first public appearance here in Manila.

The show was kicked off by Katherine Choy of Astroplus. General Luna headed by Nicole Asensio played some of their songs for the show’s front act, followed by Pat Co and his band. Lip Service was the final act to pump up the evening.

Then, the main event began. The whole Sky Dome went wild when Katherine introduced Mr. Big namely Eric Martin(vocalist), Pat Torpey(drummer), Billy Sheehan(bassist) and Paul Gilbert(lead guitarist) to their cheering fans. After the introduction the press took to the stage asking some questions. Billy Sheehan revealed that their latest album “What If” was recorded in a recording studio in LA and that it smacks of the Mr Big sound old and new fans have come to love. The boys also shared that the secret to their longevity is their great relationship with their fans all over the world which is why they love touring (yay for us!) For new music groups starting out Billy Sheehad advised them to jump in the water, just get a band and start playing songs.

Did you guys know that Mr. Big held their first ever sold-out concert here in Manila last November 4, 1994 at the Tanghalang Francisco Balagtas(also known as Folk Arts Theater) in Pasay City as part of their “Bump Ahead World Tour” to support their 3rd studio album entitled “Bump Ahead”.

Be witness to this Big Big band’s comeback concert here in Manila tonight as PULP Live Productions presents Mr. Big LIVE in Manila! The concert will be held on May 10, 2011 at the Araneta Coliseum with special performances by General Luna and Lip Service. Tickets are still available at all Ticketnet outlets. Call 911-5555 or visit for more details.

Written by Kevin Pableo
Edited by Jamie Ortega
Picture by Jeman Villanueva

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