Ringo Starr Announces U.S. Leg for All Starr Band 2018 Tour
Today Ringo Starr announced he has added U.S. tour dates to the 2018 All Starr Band's itinerary. The band will be touring Europe this June and July and now confirm an additional 20 dates throughout North America in September.
The 2018 All Starr Band includes Colin Hay ("Who Can It be Now", "Land Down Under"), Steve Lukather ("Africa", "Hold The Line", "Roseanna"), Gregg Rolie ("Black Magic Woman", "Evil Ways") and new member Graham Gouldman of 10cc ("I'm Not In Love", "Things We Do For Love"). On percussion and sax is Warren Ham and on drums Gregg Bissonette.
Every Ringo and His All Starr Band show features classic hit after hit, with each band member bringing to the set their most popular songs.
Ringo has often called the All Starrs "the best 1-800-band in the land," and of this coming tour he said, "There is no greater joy for me than playing great music with great musicians. Every night we get to play for all those loving people and it makes the hassle of touring worth it. It is a Peace & Love fest and I can't wait to see you all out there this summer and fall."
Sept 1 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa, OK
Sept 2 Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, Rogers, AR
Sept 3 Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO
Sept 5 Iowa State Center, Ames, IA
Sept 7 Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO
Sept 8 TBA, Milwaukee, WI
Sept 9 Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, IN
Sept 11 Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, OH
Sept 13 Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
Sept 14 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, NY
Sept 15 The Toyota Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, NY
Sept 17 Wang Theater, Boston, MA
Sept 19 Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Sept 21 Hard Rock Rocksino, Northfield Park, OH
Sept 22 The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL
Sept 23 Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St Paul, MN
Sept 25 Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO
Sept 27 Humphreys, San Diego, CA
Sept 28 City National Civic, San Jose, CA
Sept 29 Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
As previously announced, in June Ringo and the 2018 All Starr Band will embark on a 21 date tour, that begins in Atlantic City, New Jersey and then goes immediately to Europe where the rest of the shows will be. The last time the All Starrs toured Europe was 2011.
Summer Tour Dates:
June 2 Borgata Casino Event Center, Atlantic City, NJ
June 6 L'Olympia, Paris, France
June 8 Holland Blues Festival, Grolloo, Netherlands
June 9 Flens Arena, Flensberg, Germany
June 10 StadPark, Hamburg, Germany
June 13 Kaisaniemi Park, Helsinki, Finland
June 15 Lunden, Horsens, Denmark
June 16 Tempodorm, Berlin, Germany
June 17 Stadhalle, Zwickau, Germany
June 19 Congress Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
June 20 Stadhalle, Vienna, Austria
June 23 Menorah Arena, Tel Aviv, Israel
June 26 St. Jordi Club, Barcelona, Spain
June 28 WiZink Center, Madrid, Spain
June 29 Coliseum, La Caruna, Spain
July 1 Bizkaia Arena BEC, Bilbao, Spain
July 4 Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
July 6 Sporting Complex, Monte Carlo, Monaco
July 8 Piazza Napoleone, Lucca, Italy
July 9 Piazza Degli Scacchi, Marostica, Italy
July 11 Autorium Parco Della Musica, Cavea, Rome, Italy
On September 15, 2017 Ringo released his 19th studio album, aptly titled Give More Love. A characteristically eclectic and positive effort that rocks with great passion featuring an inspired set of new originals as well as a few tracks that find him revisiting his illustrious past. The LA Times wrote, "That is yet another manifestation of the undiminished passion he has for writing, recording and performing."
In December 2017, it was announced by Queen Elizabeth II that Ringo had been selected for knighthood for his music and charity work and would be included in her 2018 Honours list. Throughout his career he has received nine GRAMMY® Awards, and has twice been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- first as a Beatle and then as solo artist. Between 1970 and 2017, Ringo has released 19 solo studio records. He has acted in over 15 films, received an Academy Award®, and has been nominated as an actor for an Emmy®. Ringo has published three books; had a stint as a male fashion model, and that same year went behind the lens as the photographer for some Foo Fighters' PR photos.
Photo Credit: Scott Robert Ritchie