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RICK SPRINGFIELD 'Stripped Down' Heading For CD/DVD

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
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RICK SPRINGFIELD is set to release a CD and DVD of his recent live 'Stripped Down' tour.
The releases are due February 10, 2015 and will feature 14 tracks.
 
One recent Stripped Down setlist featured the following songs:
 
I Get Excited
Affair of the Heart
Me & Johnny
Oh Well (Fleetwood Mac cover)
Love is Alright Tonite
Rollin’ & Tumblin’
Honeymoon in Beruit
Don’t Talk to Strangers
Baby Blue
Painted Girl
My Father’s Chair
I’ve Done Everything for You
If Wishes Were Fishes
Love Somebody
Written in Rock
Jessie’s Girl
 
Wed
10
Sep

ERIC MARTIN Announces UK Acoustic Tour For December

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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MR. BIG SINGER ANNOUNCES UK SOLO ACOUSTIC TOUR

Eric Martin 'The Voice of Mr. Big' willl play nine dates across the U.K this December forming an exclusive UK tour that includes a date at The Underworld, London (Friday 12th). The tour will begin with a Scotland Exclusive at Bannerman's, Edinburgh on Dec 4th and will then visit Newcastle, Grimsby, Bolton, Sheffield, Chester, London and Birmingham before closing in Swansea, Wales on Dec 14th.

The Mr. Big front man will be performing a crowd pleasing mix of his solo material along with Mr. Big hits that fans all over the world have grown to love throughout their career.

U.K SOLO ACOUSTIC TOUR DATES & VENUES

Thurs 4 Dec ' Bannerman's Bar ' Edinburgh

Fri 5 Dec ' The Think Tank? ' Newcastle

Sun 7 Dec ' The Yardbirds - Grimsby

Mon 8 Dec ' The Railway Venue - Bolton

Tues 9 Dec '' The Corporation ' Sheffield

Thurs 11 Dec ' The Livee Rooms ' Chester

Fri 12 Dec ' The Underworld ' London

Sat 13 Dec ' The Oobleck ' Birmingingham

Sun 14 Dec ' Static ' Swansea



'My bags are packed and I'm ready to go; plane ticket to the UK'. check, Acoustic guitar'check, money for beer'r'. Check, EM/MR. BIG fan's?' he said 'Anywhere, everywhere, up and over, sideways, down' theree's no place I 'd rather Rock than with you in the UK.'

In 1985 and 1987 Eric released 'Eric Martin' and 'I'm only fooling myself' solo efforts, which are lathered with Eric's signature soulful voice and candid lyrics. 

In 1988-89, Eric would team up with Billy Sheehan, Pat Torpey and Paul Gilbert to form Mr. Big.  They would enjoy enormous success with the release of 6 studio albums, numerous hit singles and 6 top-selling live cd's. All combined, worldwide sales top the 7 million mark.  Eric's third solo album, 'Somewhere in the middle' was written during the two-year hiatus from Mr. Big and released in 1998 in Asia and Europe.  During the summer of 2001, Eric and the rest of the Mr. Big guys released their last effort, 'Actual Size.' In between promoting and preparing for Mr. Big's 2002 'Farewell Tour', Eric continued to record songs for his fourth solo cd. He promised a return to his 'rawk roots' and he definitely did so with the album, 'I'm Goin' Sane' which gathered excellent critics and was released in Asia, Europe and The US in late 2002. After the success of a Japan tour, a European 'Gods Festival' and a 23 city US tour, Eric decided to go back into the studio to record 'Pure,' a EP that covers his hits in an unplugged and stripped acoustic form.

In early 2004 brought Eric back into the studio to record 'Destroy All Monsters' which would be released in Japan, Europe, The US and the most recent, South America. The album sound is something Eric calls 'Distorted Pop' with a focus on his rock roots.

In 2008 Eric joined forces with an all-star group including Mark Slaughter, The Nelson Brothers, Jack Blades and Kelly Keagy to form the supergroup, Scrap Metal.  Scrap Metal plays shows whenever each guy has some time off of their individual careers.

Mr. Big regrouped with all original members for a worldwide reunion tour in 2009.  They had so much fun that they decided to release a new album. 'What If' dropped in 2010 and reviewers raved about the 4 members creating their original sound with a current feel.  The guys set out on another world tour and are currently writing for their next album.

Moving to more recent times, in 2012, one of the largest rock operas in the world contacted Eric to be featured on their new album.  Avantasia is a German based rock opera born to Edguy front man, Tobias Sammet. Eric traveled for six months with Avantasia covering Asia, Europe, South America and Canada.  Eric has been asked to join the band for their next tour starting at the infamous Waken open-air festival in front of 80,000 concert goers this summer.

'KEEP CALM & UNPLUG Your TV set, your kids, the bullshit.. Don't let life get in the way, EM unplugged in the UK in December'.See you then! '

Ticket prices regionally start from '10.00 (London '15.00). Please check with your local venue box office for further details or visit Eric's official website www.EricMartin.com
 
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