Still Addicted to that Rush – Mr. Big Live at the Kia Theatre

Manila, we’re all still addicted to that rush!

Once again, the legendary foursome of Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, and Pat Torpey—revered and respected music icons in their own right, and otherwise known collectively as Mr. Big—will deliver yet another momentous show in the Philippines presented by PLDT and Smart this coming October 12, 2017 at the Kia Theatre in Cubao.

Nearly three years since their spectacular show at the Mall of Asia Arena, PULP Live World proudly announces the return of Mr. Big in a few months, bringing us again some of their timeless hits—“Just Take My Heart”, “Green-Tinted Sixties Mind”, “Addicted To That Rush”, “Nothing But Love”, “Wild World”, and the classic chart-topper “To Be With You” among others—as well as hits-to-be off their brand new album ‘Defying Gravity’.

Taking exactly six days to make and not any longer, ‘Defying Gravity’, the latest addition to Mr. Big’s widely-celebrated catalogue, is described by vocalist Eric Martin as a record that showcases the best of what Mr. Big has to offer. “It was great to get everybody together, [with] Kevin Elson in the studio, and all of a sudden new Mr. Big music was alive,” adds the band’s guitar prodigy Paul Gilbert. “Somebody comes up with an idea that goes into the Mr. Big machine and kinda comes out sounding like Mr. Big even though we’re not going to try sounding like Mr. Big. We just do because it’s us, it’s in our DNA,” drummer Pat Torpey explains further to describe the creation of their new record, which features recently-released tracks “Everybody Needs A Little Trouble”, “1992”, and “Mean To Me”.

Bassist Billy Sheehan gives a nod to the band’s chemistry as he speaks about the pressure of producing the follow-up to 2014’s ‘…The Stories We Could Tell’ in such a short period of time. “When you can create that kind of pressure in the studio in a short amount of time, it makes for better songs — and better performances,” said Sheehan. Touring drummer Matt Starr also shares that working with the band has been a beautiful experience, with him and Pat Torpey getting along really well and having a chemistry of their own. Both of them have been sharing drum duties since Torpey’s Parkinson’s diagnosis, which ultimately (and unsurprisingly) hasn’t hindered him from being a vital part of the group.

With the promise of an even bigger, bolder and mightier offering in ‘Defying Gravity’, the hitmakers are raring to go and take on the world again in support of their new music. “The title says it all: Defying Gravity,” says Torpey. “We’re still here, and we’re still keeping the ball rolling down that hill. We’re still doing it. The album has a real positive message, and that’s what I like about it… We can still fly, even after all these years.”
Be ready for a little bit of trouble as we welcome back Mr. Big to the Philippines, a country Billy Sheehan once described as one of their favorite places in the world to perform in. MR. BIG LIVE IN MANILA 2017 is presented to you by PLDT and SMART in cooperation with PULP LIVE WORLD and also brought to you by VON DUTCH with official residence at B Hotel Quezon City. The show will be held on OCTOBER 12, 2017, Thursday at the KIA THEATRE, CUBAO. Gates open at 6:00PM and the show starts at 7:30PM.

Tickets are available at all Ticketnet outlets and online at, and are priced as follows: Php4,000 (VIP), Php3,500 (Patron A), Php2,500 (Patron B), Php2,000 (Loge), and Php1,500 (Balcony). Ticketing service charges apply. For PULP Royalty privileges, e-mail [email protected] or call 727-4957. For more show information, you may visit or keep your eyes glued to our PULP LIVE WORLD social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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