Ringo Starr’s soft rock supergroup to tour in 2013
The last remaining living Beatle^ Ringo Starr has announced a tour of Australia, New Zealand, and Japan in February 2013—and he’s bringing an all-star soft rock supergroup along with him.
Starr will be joined by his All Starr Band, featuring guitarist Steve Lukather (Toto); bassist Richard Page (Mr.Mister); multi-instrumentalist genius and Tame Impala remixer Todd Rundgren; saxophonist Mark Rivera (Hall & Oates, Peter Gabriel); keyboardist Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey); and drummer Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth).
At an All-Starr Band concert, Ringo performs all the Beatles classics you really want to hear – ‘Little Help From My Friends’, ‘Yellow Submarine’, ‘Act Naturally’ – and selected songs from his 16 solo albums. Each band member also performs hits from their own career, so expect to hear plenty of soft rock classics from Santana, Toto and Mr. Mister in the set. Past members of the All Starr Band include Men At Work’s Colin Hay, John Entwistle, Levon Helm, Clarence Clemons, Dr John, Sheila E., Jack Bruce, and Zak Starkey.
Starr’s new album Ringo 2012, featuring guest appearances from Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Walsh, Dave Stewart and Van Dyke Parks, debuted at #181 in the UK with 752 sales in the first week.
The Australian dates will be announced Friday, October 26.
^Note: George Harison died in 2001, John Lennon died in 1980, Paul McCartney ‘died’ in 1966
Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band tour:
Thursday, February 7 – CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand
Saturday, February 9 – Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand
Monday, February 25 – Zepp Arena, Tokyo, Japan
Tuesday, February 26 – Zepp Arena, Tokyo, Japan
Wednesday, February 27 – Zepp Hall, Nagoya, Japan
Friday, March 1 – Zepp Hall, Osaka, Japan
Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band setlist:
Matchbox (Carl Perkins cover)
It Don’t Come Easy
I Saw the Light (Todd Rundgren cover)
Evil Ways (Santana cover)
Rosanna (Toto cover)
Kyrie (Mr. Mister cover)
Don’t Pass Me By (The Beatles cover)
Bang the Drum All Day (Todd Rundgren cover)
Boys (The Shirelles cover)
Yellow Submarine (The Beatles cover)
Black Magic Woman (Fleetwood Mac cover)
I’m the Greatest
Rocky Mountain Way (Joe Walsh cover)
You Are Mine (Richard Page cover)
Africa (Toto cover)
Everybody’s Everything (Santana cover)
I Wanna Be Your Man (The Beatles cover)
Love Is the Answer (Utopia cover)
Broken Wings (Mr. Mister cover)
Hold the Line (Toto cover)
Act Naturally (Buck Owens cover)
With a Little Help from my Friends
Give Peace a Chance (John Lennon cover)
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