Ringo Starr 12/9/21

Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band has rolled out its rescheduled dates — which were first booked back in 2020. As it stands now, Ringo and the band will kick off the season on June 2nd at Boston’s Boch Center Wang Theatre and — as of now — wind things down on June 26th in Clearwater, Florida at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

Along the way, Ringo is set to play double nights in Atlanta and Baltimore — with a triple-night run at New York City’s Beacon Theatre.

The current edition of the All Starr Band features such veteran All Starr’s as Toto‘s Steve LukatherMen At Work‘s Colin HaySantana and Journey co-founder Gregg Rolie, along with percussionist Warren Ham, drummer Gregg Bissonette, and Hamish Stuart from the Average White Band — and a longtime Paul McCartney sideman.

Over 30 years since launching the first All Starr Band tour, Ringo Starr told us that the format of the show remains an unbeatable proposition: [“Y’know, and if you look at those clips, and the bands I put together, there was an incredible array of musicians. Y’know, it’s just. . . for me, it works as a great formula. I didn’t wanna. . . when I thought about this in ’89, I didn’t want to be, like, up front all night. I wanted to play with really good players; I wanted to be able to come down in front and do some numbers like I do, and to play on the (drum) kit. And while I’m playing, I’ve got, y’know, all these different people, so it’s really a great way for me to do it, to have fun.”] SOUNDCUE (:31 OC: . . . to have fun)

JUST ANNOUNCED: Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band 2022 tour dates (subject to change):

June 2 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre
June 4 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
June 6, 7, 8 – New York, NYBeacon Theatre
June 10 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theater
June 11 – Easton, PA – State Theater
June 12 – Providence, RI – Providence PAC
June 14, 15 – Baltimore, MD – The Modell Lyric
June 17 – Lenox, MA – Tanglewood
June 18 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
June 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Metropolitan Theater
June 21, 22 – Atlanta, GA – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
June 24 – St Augustine, FL – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre
June 25 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
June 26 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall

TL; DR

  • Ringo Starr has just announced 18 North American All Starr Band dates for the spring of 2022.
  • Ringo and the band will kick off the season off on June 2nd at Boston’s Boch Center Wang Theatre and — as of now — wind things down on June 26th in Clearwater, Florida at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

FAST FACTS

  • Ringo Starr‘s first All Starr Band toured in 1989, and featured Joe WalshBilly PrestonNils LofgrenClarence ClemonsDr. John, drummer Jim Keltner, and the Band‘s Levon Helm and Rick Danko.