Saturday, June 10, 2017, 7:00 PM
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The real story often comes through in the music. That's definitely the case for Mr. Big. In fact, their seventh full-length album, the appropriately titled ...The Stories We Could Tell [Frontiers Records], offers an unfiltered glimpse into the journey of these multi-platinum hard rock icons--Eric Martin [vocals], Paul Gilbert [guitar], Billy Sheehan [bass], and Pat Torpey [drums].
"Fans think they knowtheir favorite band from the press, but there's a lot they never realize," explains Eric. "There's always more than meets the eye. Most folks don't know the trials and tribulations that went into the making of, survival of, demise of, and resurrection of our rock `n' roll band. We want to tell them."
It's quite a tale too. After a highly successful ten-month tour behind 2011's What If..., the members took a short break to pursue various endeavors. Billy rocked with The Winery Dogs, Paul released his twelfth solo album Vibrato, and Eric engaged in a "never-ending", as he affectionately refers to it, solo acoustic tour.
...The Stories We Could Tell continues certain musical traditions Mr. Big began over 25 years ago. To date, the band has played sold out songs all over the globe and released three consecutive platinum albums--Mr. Big , Lean Into It , and Bump Ahead . They've been responsible for smashes including "To Be With You", which spent 15 weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as "Wild World", "Green-Tinted Sixties Mind", "Just Take My Heart", and more. However, their story is only getting better with each passing year.