Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band
September 3, 2018
Fresh off being knighted by Prince William in March, Ringo Starr is ready to head back out on the road. Starr and the newest rendition of His All Starr Band will tour Europe in June and July before embarking on a North American journey, including a show at Starlight Theatre on Monday, Sept. 3.
Starr shared in lead vocals on many of The Beatles’ most popular songs, including “Yellow Submarine, “With A Little Help from My Friends” and the cover of “Act Naturally.” He wrote the songs “Don't Pass Me By” and “Octopus’s Garden” and is credited as co-writer of others, including “What Goes On” and “Flying.” After the Fab Four broke up in 1970, Ringo released several successful singles, including two that climbed to No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard charts – “Photograph” (November 1973) and “You’re Sixteen” (January 1974). His most successful U.K. single, “Back Off Boogaloo,” peaked at No. 2 in 1972.
Since 1989, Starr has successfully toured with more than a dozen variations of Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band.
The 2018 All Starr Band includes returning members Colin Hay (“Who Can It Be Now,” “Land Down Under”), Steve Lukather (“Africa,” “Hold The Line,” “Roseanna”) and Gregg Rolie (“Black Magic Woman,” “Evil Ways”), plus 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 is Gregg Bissonette.
Every Ringo and His All Starr Band concert features classic hit after hit, with each band member bringing to the set his most popular songs. “There is no greater joy for me than playing great music with great musicians,” Starr said. “Every night we play for all those loving people, and it makes the hassle of touring worth it. It is a Peace and Love fest.”