The band’s eighth studio album is slated for release on September 19th in Europe and September 23rd in North America through Frontiers Music Srl. The original lineup comprised of Eric Martin on vocals, Paul Gilbert on guitar, Billy Sheehan on bass and Pat Torpey on drums, returns with some of their strongest material to date. The new album is the follow-up to the 2011 release What If, an album that marked the band’s return to their signature hard rock sound. Mr. Big got together this past June to begin recording and laid down the 13 new tracks in just a month. …Stories We Could Tell was produced by Pat Regan, known for his work with the likes of Deep Purple, Warrant and Keel. The album is currently available for pre-order at Amazon.
Mr. Big recently announced that drummer Pat Torpey has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The diagnosis has left him unable to perform his normal drumming duties on the band’s upcoming World Tour. He did complete all of the drumming on the upcoming album, but unfortunately touring will be too difficult for him at the present time. Mr. Big intends to announce a drummer in the near future who will handle most of Mr. Big’s drumming duties on the Fall 2014 tour and expects Torpey to jump on the drums on suitable live songs as well as participating in the group’s acoustic set.
The track listing for …The Stories We Could Tell is:
1) Gotta Love The Ride
2) I Forget To Breathe
5) The Man Who Has Everything
6) The Monster In Me
7) What If We Were New?
9) The Light Of Day
10) Just Let Your Heart Decide
11) It’s Always About That Girl
12) Cinderella Smile
13) The Stories We Could Tell
14) Addicted To That Rush (Live – Exclusive Bonus Track)
Mr. Big have announced the following tour dates in Europe in support of the new album:
17 Koko, London, UK
18 Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, NL
20 Z7, Pratteln, CH
21 Live Club, Trezzo Sull’Adda (MI), IT
23 La Riviera, Madrid, ES
25 Izvestiya Hall, Moscow, RU
26 Zal Ozhidaniya, St. Petersburg, RU