Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band have just rolled out a 20-date spring tour. The western trek kicks off on May 19th in Temecula, California at Pechanga Resort Casino and runs through June 17th in Northern California when the band wraps things at San Jose Civic.
The latest All Starr Band lineup features such veteran All Starr's as Toto's Steve Lukather, Men At Work's Colin Hay, Edgar Winter, Paul McCartney sideman Hamish Stuart from the Average White Band — along with percussionist Warren Ham and drummer Gregg Bissonette.
Ringo said in a statement:
It’s a new year and here are some new tour dates. I love playing with the All Starrs and can’t wait to be back out on the road again with this band. I send Peace and Love to you all and we hope to see you out there."
We caught up with Ringo prior to launching the last string of All Starr summer shows and asked him if he's getting excited to spend another season on the road: ["Yeah, I'm looking forward to it. It's exciting. Every time I put the All Starr's together, we end up in a room in some country — we like to call it 'rehearsals' and, we all know what we're supposed to do, we get on with it, and we have a lot of fun. That's the only rule I have; do you wanna have fun in the summer? Then let's go. I'm not here to be tortured."] SOUNDCUE (:24 OC: . . . to be tortured)
JUST ANNOUNCED: Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band tour dates (subject to change):
May 19 – Temecula, CA – Pechanga Resort Casino
May 20, 21 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
May 24, 26, 27 – Las Vegas, NV – Venetian Theatre
May 28, 31 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys Concerts
June 2 – Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheater
June 3 – Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater
June 4 – Seattle, WA – TBD
June 6 – Denver, CO – Bellco Theater at Denver Convention Center
June 7 – Colorado Springs, CO – Pikes Peak Center
June 9 – Lincoln, CA – Thunder Valley Casino
June 11 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
June 13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Eccles Theater
June 15 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
June 16 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
June 17 – San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic