Ringo Starr announced a fall 2017 U.S. tour with his long-running All-Starr Band. The trek launches October 13th with an eight-date stint at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and concludes November 16th in Newark, New Jersey.
The current line-up of Starr’s evolving live supergroup has been in place since 2012. The band features multi-instrumentalist/art-pop singer-songwriter Todd Rundgren, keyboardist Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey), guitarist Steve Lukather (Toto), bassist Richard Page (Mr. Mister), woodwind player Warren Ham (Bloodrock, Kansas) and drummer Gregg Bissonette.
“The dream is still unfolding,” the former Beatle said in a statement. “I love to play, and I love to play with this band. I can’t say that enough, and we’re on the road again.”
The band announced 19 shows on Monday, and additional dates will be revealed soon.
Starr’s former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney recently recorded bass guitar for the drummer’s upcoming 19th solo album, which follows 2015’s Postcards From Paradise. “Thanks for coming over and playing Great bass. I love you man peace and love,” Starr tweeted in February, alongside an in-studio picture of the two musicians.
In July 2016, Starr spoke to Rolling Stone about his recent sessions, which have featured artists like Van Dyke Parks, Richard Marx, Glen Ballard and Dave Stewart.
“The way I’ve been working over the last several years is that I do sort of a rhythm-pattern synth track. And then I play drums and go, ‘Oh, there’s a verse. Oh, that sounds like a chorus,'” Starr said. “And then I call writers in and say, ‘Let’s write something to that!'”
Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band Tour Dates
October 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
October 30 – El Paso, TX @ Abraham Chavez Theatre
October 31 – Austin TX @ Moody Theater
November 2 – Sugarland, TX @ Smart Sugarland Civic Center
November 4 – Thackerville, OK @ Global Events Center at Winstar
November 7, 8 – Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Parker Playhouse
November 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theater
November 12 – Norfolk, VA @ ODU Pavilion
November 14 – Morristown, NJ @ Mayo Performing Arts Center
November 15 – New York City, NY @ Beacon Theater
November 16 – Newark, NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center