Mr Big and Trixter – Rockin’ the Rome Capitol Theater

PHOTOS AND REVIEW BY: NADINE SWIGER

The Rome Capitol Theatre in Rome, NY, became a time machine to the glory days of 1990s Rock n Roll as Mr. Big and Trixter took the stage for a night of high-energy performances and nostalgic hits.

Trixter: Keeping the Flames of Rock Alive

Opening the show was Trixter, featuring original band members PJ Harvey on Bass and Steve Brown on guitar and vocals, with the talented Ben Hans on drums (who has played with Tyketto, Ted Poley, Kip  Winger to name a few).

Their set kicked off with a bang, treating the audience to classics like “Rockin’ Horse” and “Heart Of Steel,” instantly transporting fans back to the heyday of 90s rock. Hits like “Surrender” and “One in A Million” kept the energy soaring before they closed the night with the crowd-pleaser “Give It To Me Good.” Trixter’s performance was nothing short of rocking, igniting the crowd and leaving them craving for more. Fans can catch Trixter on their upcoming UK tour in March, followed by a headlining acoustic tour across the USA from April to August, with special nights alongside old friends Great White and Firehouse in July.

Mr. Big: Rocking the House

As the headliner, Mr. Big took the stage with a bang, delivering their signature brand of rock to an ecstatic crowd. Opening with the electrifying “Addicted to That Rush,” the band immediately set the tone for a night of non-stop rock anthems. Hits like “Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy,” “Alive and Kickin’,” and “Green-Tinted Sixties Mind” had the audience on their feet, singing along to every word. The heartfelt ballads “Just Take My Heart” and “To Be With You” showcased the band’s versatility and emotional depth. Of course, no Mr. Big show would be complete without the legendary Bass Solo from the one and only Mr. Billy Sheehan. With their flawless performance and infectious energy, Mr. Big proved they’re still at the top of their game. Fans can catch Mr. Big on their upcoming European tour in March and April, followed by a US tour in May.

Overall, the night at the Rome Capitol Theatre was a journey back in time, filled with electrifying performances and unforgettable moments. Mr. Big and Trixter reminded everyone why 90s rock continues to hold a special place in our hearts, and left the crowd craving more. It was a night of pure rock n roll magic that will be remembered for years to come.

For those local – The Capital Theater will continue to bring great music to the stage:

April 12, 2024 – Ace Frehley with Angel and Bad Marriage

April 26, 2024 – Emo Orchestra with ESCAPE THE FATE as the featured guest

May 4, 2024 – Martin Barre (guitarist of Jethro Tull) – Celebrates Classic Jethro Tull hits

May 10, 2024 – Donnie Vie & Enuff Z’Nuff with Ted Poley of Danger Danger and Hammer Down Hard

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