Ringo Starr kicks off his 2017 All Starr Band tour dates tonight (October 13th) with the first show of an eight-night residency at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. After the Vegas shows, Ringo and the band will be on the road through November 16th when they wrap things up at Newark, New Jersey at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Once again backing Ringo is the longest-running edition of the All Starrs — Todd Rundgren, Santana and Journey‘s Gregg Rolie, Toto’s Steve Lukather, and Mr. Mister’s Richard Page — along with saxophonist Warren Ham, and longtime drummer Gregg Bissonette.
Ringo’s latest album — Give More Love — features the former Beatle‘s high-profile friends contributing, including Paul McCartney, the Eagles‘ Joe Walsh & Timothy B. Schmit, Peter Frampton, Edgar Winter, Toto’s Steve Lukather, Shelia E., Don Was, the Eurythmics‘ Dave Stewart, the Heartbreakers‘ Benmont Tench, Richard Marx, Mr. Mister’s Richard Page, and ELO‘s Jeff Lynne.
- Over a quarter century since getting sober and deciding to relaunch his live career with the All Starr Band, during the recent tour, we asked Ringo if he feels as though the road show has given him a new lease on life: “I don’t look at it like that. I mean, I put it together — and it’s gone on. Y’know, I’m not really surprised. Y’know, I think it’s a great show to come and see — and this band, of course, everybody knows by now, I love this band, I love the guys. Y’know, I’m trying anything to keep it together. So, y’know, we’ve done New Zealand, Australia, Japan, we’ve done South America, we’ve done America — we’re doing it again. I just love this band.” :
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