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Supergroup Mr. Big to return to Manila for a concert this August

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Simply put, there is no other hard rock supergroup that is more important than Mr. Big.

With over 4 million albums sold worldwide, the band – vocalist Eric Martin, guitarist Paul Gilbert, bassist Billy Sheehan and original drummer Pat Torpey – has released some of the most beloved pop/rock tunes worldwide, influenced an entire generation of musicians and forever changed the music game by becoming the standard for both technical proficiency and excellent song craftsmanship for 35 years.

Which is why it is a gargantuan – and definitely bittersweet – moment for PULP Live World to announce that the highest-selling supergroup has, indeed, included Manila, Philippines among its final stops on it’s the The BIG Finish farewell tour this August 9th, 2023.

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Most notably, the band has also formed one of the deepest connections to its worldwide fanbase throughout the decades… especially to the Filipino people. This will be Mr. Big’s fifth time in Manila, and the band is just as excited to see their fans come out.

Though original drummer and co-founder Pat Torpey sadly passed in February of 2018 due to Parkinson’s Disease, the band is proud to announce that they will be joined by longtime friend Nick Virgilio, who Gilbert shares, was “a fan of Pat’s, and is the closest to getting the spirit of the late drummer’s breadth of skill.” Virgilio is now on the list of the few prominent musicians to have played with Mr. Big, including drummers Matt Starr and guitar superstar Richie Kotzen.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper goodbye if the band didn’t deliver its biggest hits for one last time: “To Be With You,” “Just Take My Heart,” “Green Tinted Sixties Mind,” “Take Cover,” “Wild World,” “Shine,” “Goin’ Where The Wind Blows” are just a few classics in the band’s repertoire, having released 9 full-length studio albums, countless of live albums, singles and rarities from 1989 to the present. And for this tour, the band will be playing their breakthrough Platinum-selling 1991 album Lean Into It in its entirety.


“We wanted to do a proper farewell, and this seems like the right way to do it,” bassist Sheehan shares, while vocalist Martin adds: “I’m glad we’re getting a chance to do it all onstage together as Mr. Big again and raise a flag to everything we’ve done as a band through the years; I love playing with these guys, and if I’m being honest, I don’t want it to ever end – but if this is really the end, then I want us all to have a happy ending together.

Guitarist Paul Gilbert concludes: “Music is like time travel – you can hear something that takes you back to 1992 – and on this tour, I want to allow people to time-travel… good music is timeless.” PULP

Ticket Prices Mr. Big – The BIG Finish

PULP Live World Presents: Mr. Big – The BIG Finish will be held at the SM North Edsa Skydome and tickets will go on sale this April 1, 2023. They can be purchased at all SM Tickets outlets nationwide and online via

mr big manilla ticket prices
  • VIP w/ Photo M&G – P7,000
  • VIP – P4,500
  • Gen Ad – P3,500

*Ticketing charges apply

For further details and updates, keep tuned-in to PULP Live World’s social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and visit the website

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