Ringo Starr announced early Monday he is taking his current version of the All-Starr Band with whom he just wrapped up a tour in the Pacific Rim including dates in New Zealand, Australia and Japan on a new tour of Mexico and Latin America, plus two dates in the U.S., in October and November.
The tour will take in seven shows in five countries in South America. There will also be three shows in Mexico and two at the Palms in Las Vegas to close out the tour. The All-Starr Band features Steve Lukather (Toto), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Gregg Rolie (Santana), Todd Rundgren, Mark Rivera and Gregg Bissonette.
The announcement comes on the heels of the DVD release, “Ringo at the Ryman,” which was filmed at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Ringo’s birthday on July 7, 2012 during the All Starr Band’s summer tour. On April 20, 2013, in conjunction with Record Store Day, Universal Music released a Ringo Starr seven-inch vinyl singles collection, featuring “Photograph,” “It Don’t Come Easy” and “(It’s All Down To) Goodnight Vienna.”
On Saturday, Ringo tweeted a tribute to George Jones, who died Friday, on his @ringostarrmusic. His post read, “Ringo would like to say thank you to George Jones for all the great music is the love and God rest you.”
On June 12, the Grammy Museum will launch “Ringo: Peace & Love”, the first major exhibition to focus on a drummer and the first on Ringo.
The tour dates (revised):
- Oct 29 – Sao Paulo, Brazil, Credicard Hall
- Oct 31 – Curitiba, Brazil, Teatro Positivo
- Nov 2 – Punta del Este, Uruguay, Conrad Hotel
- Nov 4 – Asuncion, Paraguay, Leon Condou
- Nov 6 – Cordoba, Argentina, Orfeo
- Nov 8 – Buenos Aires, Argentina, Luna Park
- Nov 11 – Lima, Peru, Jockey Club
- Nov 13 – Mexico City, Mexico, National Auditorium
- Nov 16 – Guadalajara, Mexico, Auditorio Telmex
- Nov 18 – Monterrey, Mexico, Auditorio Banamex
- Nov 22 – Las Vegas, The Palms
- Nov 23 – Las Vegas, The Palms
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