featuring Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren and Gregg Bissonette
“Ultimately what’s most impressive about Ringo Starr isn’t what he’s been, but rather who he is,” wrote Rolling Stone rock critic David Wild. “The man’s great heart and soul, his wit and wisdom.” Indeed, his music has always emanated from his warmth, humor, and exceptional skill, manifesting in the songs we know and love: “With A Little Help From My Friends,” “Don’t Pass Me By,” “Octopus’ Garden,” “Photograph,” “It Don’t Come Easy,” “Back Off Boogaloo,” “You’re Sixteen (You’re Beautiful and You’re Mine),” “Don’t Go Where the Road Don’t Go,” “The No No Song,” and “Never Without You,” to name a few. Since beginning his career with The Beatles in the 1960s, Ringo has been one of the world’s brightest musical luminaries. He has enjoyed a successful, dynamic solo career as a singer, songwriter, drummer, collaborator, photographer and actor. Drawing inspiration from classic blues, soul, country, honky-tonk and rock ‘n’ roll, he continues to play an important recording, touring, and unofficial mentoring role in modern music.
On January 20, 2014, Ringo’s musical and personal legacy were celebrated as he was awarded a “Lifetime of Peace & Love Award” by the David Lynch Foundation at this tribute performance event. One week later, CBS taped a Beatles tribute celebrating the 50th Anniversary of their first U.S. visit and appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. In between those events, Ringo performed on the GRAMMY Awards, as a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to The Beatles. In February 2014, Simon & Shuster will publish Octopus’s Garden, a children’s book based on his lyrics.
For this 2014 tour, Starr reunites with the 12th lineup of his All-Starr Band, the same version of the oft-revolving group that he’s been using since 2012. Joining him will be guitarist Steve Lukather (Toto), singer Richard Page (Mr. Mister), keyboardist Gregg Rolie (Santana & Journey), multi-instrumentalist Todd Rundgren, and drummer Gregg Bissonette (Electric Light Orchestra & Santana) — all of whom have scored hits in their own right, many of which will be incorporated into the set list.
You won’t want to miss this “starr” studded concert. Be sure to get your tickets before it’s sold out!
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