Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Announce 2019 World Tour
Sir Ringo Starr has announced a new world tour today with his All-Starr Band for 2019 in celebration of the band’s 30th anniversary. Joining him for the Fourteenth All-Starr Band lineup will be:. Steve Lukather (Toto), Colin Hay (Men at Work), Gregg Rolie (Santana & Journey), Warren Ham (Kansas), Gregg Bissonette and Hamish Stuart.
The band will begin their tour on March 21st at the Harrah’s Southern California Resort and Casino, however the show will advance to Japan. Ringo and his co-stars will perform 9 times in two weeks time while they are in Japan. Afterwards they will return to North America where they will finish the tour in August.
However, that’s not all from the former Beatle. This month, Ringo Starr’s third book ‘Another Day In The Life’ will be released in a limited edition. We will have to wait till April 2019 for the unlimited edition which will include a hardcover. The book contains previously unpublished photographs with captions and anecdotes written by Sir Ringo himself.
“Reflecting his love of music, travel and nature, Another Day In The Life shows us the world as seen through Ringo’s eyes. From Los Angeles to Tokyo and everywhere in between, many of Ringo’s observational images celebrate the quirkiness of life.”
In addition to this, on November 27, Sir Richard Starkey will receive a Humanitarian Award from the George Harrison Fund For UNICEF. Fund created by the Harrison family in 2005 to support programs that provide care for those in need, especially children.
Meanwhile, his former band-mate Paul McCartney is currently on a world tour. His next gig will be on November 28 in Paris, France at the Paris La Défense Arena.
(may interest you: Paul McCartney’s Newest Album ‘Egypt Station’)
Ringo Starr & His All Star Band 2019 Tour Dates
21.03.2019 – Harrah’s Resort Southern California
27.03.2019 – Fukuoka, Japan @ Sun Palace Hall
29.03.2019 – Hiroshima, Japan @ Uenogakuen
01.04.2019 – Miyagi Sendai Japan @ Tokyo Electron Hall
02.04.2019 – Koriyama, Japan @ Shimin Center
03.04.2019 – Tokyo, Japan @ Hitomi Kinen Kodo
05.04.2019 – Tokyo, Japan @ Dome City Hall
09.04.2019 – Nagoya, Japan @ Zepp,
10.04.2019 – Osaka, Japan @ Archaic Hall,
11.04.2019 – Osaka, Japan @ Orix Theatre
01.08.2019 – Windsor, Ontario @ Caesar’s in Windsor
03.08.2019 – Chicago, IL @ Ravinia
04.08.2019 – Chicago, IL @ Ravinia
07.08.2019 – Nashville, TN @ The Ryman
08.08.2019 – Nashville, TN @ The Ryman
01.09.2019 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theater
Short History of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band
Led by the the former Beatle, the All-Starr Band is a live rock super-group with shifting personnel formed in 1989. The band’s motto is very simple ‘everybody on stage is a star in their own right’.
A number of live albums have been released by the group, even though they do not compose original music. With one single exceptions for the song “Island In The Sun” from the band’s album in 2015.
In a live show, the band normally performs 10 to 12 songs which are sung by Ringo Starr (songs from his solo career and the Beatles). And additional 2 to 3 songs per person from the All-Starr lineup which are usually their biggest hits. Either from their solo careers or from their respective groups.
The band has been touring successfully and consistently for nearly three decades with many different lineups, however, none of this would have lasted for so long if it wasn’t for the irreplaceable – Sir Ringo Starr!