Matt Starr defies gravity with Mr. Big World tour to support new album 'Defying Gravity' Matt Starr defies gravity with Mr. Big - World tour to support new album \'Defying Gravity\' Matt Starr sent us an update on his schedule until December. "I wanted to update you on my year," he writes, followed by an email full of show dates for the World Tour Mr. Big started August 26 in Santiago, Chile. We're talking many show dates that cover the entire planet to support their latest album 'Defying Gravity'. And boy, this band, still with Paul Gilbert on guitar and Billy Sheehan on bass, just doesn't know how to make bad music. The tour dates, the new album, links to our previous video interview, and two new Mr. Big music videos are all added below.

Mr. Big already played for four weeks in the United States in June. Below is what the rest of the year looks like, including their two official videos from 'Defying Gravity'. Matt playes on the album together with original drummer Pat Torpey. 'Defying Gravity' is produced by Kevin Elson (Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd) and debuted #1 in Japan, in the top 10 on the international charts and in the top 20 in the US.
Watch more Pat Torpey and Matt Starr...
Drummerszone had the honor of talking with both Matt Starr and Pat Torpey after their third show of Mr. Big's '...The Stories We Could Tell' world tour in 2014. While dealing with Parkinson's disease the past years, Pat Torpey decided weeks before the tour he would be part of it. A majorly inspiring move and statement; Mr. Big is his band, and subbing drummer Matt Starr was the right choice to sit in for him.

Mr. Big's drummers '...The Interview - Part I'
Pat Torpey and Matt Starr share it all, except the gear

Mr. Big's drummers '...The Interview - Part II'
Pat Torpey and Matt Starr about gear, studying and touring

Mr. Big's drummers '...The Interview - Part III'
Studio versus Live playing: three lessons to remember...
tip: all the interview videos are added on the right as well.




Mr. Big - Everybody Needs a Little Trouble


Mr. Big tour dates August/September
  • Aug 29 Centro de Convenciones Festiva - Lima, Peru
  • Aug 31 Escuela de Musica Fernando - Bogotá, Colombia
  • Sep 02 Sala Corona - Cuauhtémoc, Mexico
  • Sep 20 Nitrile Cultural Hall - Sapporo, Japan
  • Sep 22 Hondanomori Hall - Kanazawa, Japan
  • Sep 25 Zepp Nagoya - Nagoya, Japan
  • Sep 26 Nippon Budokan - Tokyo, Japan
  • Sep 29 Sendai Sun Plaza Hall - Miyagino Ward, Japan
Mr. Big - Defying Gravity


Mr. Big tour dates October
  • Oct 01 Melparc Hall - Osaka, Japan
  • Oct 02 Osaka Festival Hall - Osaka, Japan
  • Oct 03 Shiman Kaikan - Fukuoka, Japan
  • Oct 05 Blue Live Hiroshima - Minami Ward, Japan
  • Oct 08 Yes24 Live Hall - Seoul, Korea
  • Oct 10 Att Show Box - Taipei, Taiwan
  • Oct 12 The Kia Theatre - Manila, Philippines
  • Oct 14 Megastar Theater - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Oct 15 Kallang Theater - Singapore, Singapore
  • Oct 26 Markthalle - Hamburg (Altstadt), Germany
  • Oct 27 De Effenaar - Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Oct 29 Live Music Hall - Cologne, Germany
  • Oct 31 Cirkus - Stockholm, Sweden
'Defying Gravity' on Spotify


Mr. Big tour dates November
  • Nov 01 Trädgår'n - Göteborg, Sweden
  • Nov 03 Union Scene - Drammen, Norway
  • Nov 04 Kulturvaerflet - Helsingør, Denmark
  • Nov 06 La Machine Du Moulin Rouge - Paris, France
  • Nov 07 Konzerfabrik 27 - Pratteln, Switzerland
  • Nov 09 Razzmatazz - Barcelona, Spain
  • Nov 10 La Rivera - Madrid, Spain
  • Nov 12 Live Club, - Milan, Italy
  • Nov 14 Backstage - Munich, Germany
  • Nov 16 Rock City - Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Nov 17 Northumbria Institute - Newcastle, United Kingdom
  • Nov 19 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire - London, United Kingdom
  • Nov 21 Manchester Academy - Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Nov 22 O2 ABC - Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Nov 23 Wolverhampton Civic Hall - Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Studio pictures Matt Starr by photographer Roy A Braatz Jr.
Live pictures from 2014 by Drummerszone.


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