Ringo Starr announces 13th All Starr band lineup, tour dates

By Goldmine staff

Musicians from Toto and Journey are the newest artists to join the ranks of Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band.

Steve Lukather of Toto and Gregg Rolie of Santana and Journey will team up with All Starr alumni Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Todd Rundgren (Utopia, The Nazz), Mark Rivera and Gregg Bissonette for the 13th edition of the band, according to a news release. The group’s tour will launch June 14, 2012.

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band 2012The tour is being produced by Dave Hart. Fans can expect to hear a jukebox worth of hits, including “It Don’t Come Easy,” “Photograph,” “Little Help From My Friends” and “Yellow Submarine,” as well as “Wings,” a song from Starr’s just-released 17th solo record, Ringo 2012 (Hip-O/Ume). Other featured All Starr songs will include “Rosanna” (Toto), “Broken Wings” (Mr. Mister),  “Hello It’s Me” (Todd Rundgren) and “Black Magic Woman” (Santana).

Confirmed dates, venues and cities are as follows:

June 14, 15, 2012 – Fallsview Casino, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
June 16 – Bethel Woods PAC, Bethel, N.Y.
June 17 – Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Conn.
June 19 – Bank of America Pavilion, Boston
June 22 – Jones Beach Ampitheater, Wantagh, N.Y.
June 23 – Ceasar’s, Atlantic City, N.J.
June 24 – Meyerhoff, Baltimore
June 26 – State Theater, Easton, Pa.
June 27 – Mayo Center, Morristown, N.J.
June 29 – St Augustine Theater, St. Augustine, Fla.
June 30 – Seminole Hard Rock Arena, Hollywood, Fla.
July 1 – Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, Fla.
July 3 – Tuscaloosa Ampitheater, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
July 4 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, Ala.
July 6 – Fox Theater, Atlanta
July 7 – Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tenn.
July 8 – Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, Ill.
July 11 – Usana Ampitheater, Salt Lake
July 13 – Northern Quest, Spokane, Wash.
July 14 – St Michelle Winery, Seattle
July 15 – Edgefield, Portland, Ore.
July 17 – Mountain Winery, Saratoga, Calif.
July 19 – Humphrey’s, San Diego
July 21 – The Greek, Los Angeles

More dates will be announced soon; check www.ringostarr.com for more information.

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