They’ve always been big in Japan, but Mr. Big has kept a pretty low profile in America since the mid-’90s — so longtime fans should be excited to hear about the band’s upcoming string of U.S. tour dates, the first for the original lineup since they hit the road in support of 1996′s ‘Hey Man.’

Guitarist Paul Gilbert, who returned to the band in 2009 after over a decade of pursuing other projects, is particularly eager for fans to see the reunion. “Man, it’s been a long time,” he says. “I can’t wait to play our first show in America in about 15 years. It’s gonna be huge!”

Mr. Big, currently touring to promote their latest album, What If…, will kick things off on July 30, with a show at San Diego’s 4th & B, beginning a string of American dates that lasts until August 31 and will take the band through the Midwest, South, and East Coast. Check the full schedule below:


30 San Diego, CA 4th & B

31 Agoura Hills, CA The Canyon Club


2 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre

4 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Theatre

5 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

6 Modesto, CA Xclamation Festival

8 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex

9 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall

12 Chicago, IL House Of Blues

13 Columbus, OH Al Rosa Villa

16 Pittsburgh, PA Trib Total Media Amphitheatre

17 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues

19 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom

20 Detroit, MI Harpo’s

23 New York, NY BB King’s

24 Foxborough, MA Showcase Live

26 N. Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues

27 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues

30 Houston, TX House Of Blues

31 Dallas, TX House Of Blues

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