Ringo Starr Reveals New All Starr Band Lineup

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Ringo Starr announced on Nov. 29 a revamping of his long-running lineup of his All Starr Band for a 2018 tour of Europe and Israel. On Jan. 12, a single U.S. date was added to the schedule. They’ll be performing at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic, NJ. (See complete dates below.)

The biggest news of all, of course, came from Buckingham Palace on Dec. 29 when it was revealed that Starr was being knighted.

Re-joining the All Starr Band for the 2018 dates is Colin Hay. The former Men at Work frontman previously performed with the lineup in 2008. Joining for the first time is 10cc co-founder Graham Gouldman. In addition to co-writing the 10cc songs “I’m Not in Love” and “The Things We Do For Love,” Gouldman penned such British Invasion hits as the Hollies’ “Bus Stop” and the Yardbirds’ “For Your Love,” among many others.

Continuing with the All Starr Band are Santana/Journey star Gregg Rolie, Toto’s Steve Lukather, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette.

Related: Our review of their September 13, 2018 performance at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall

In 2017, Starr, who turned 78 on July 7, toured the U.S. in October and November offering a combination of songs that he sang lead for The Beatles (“With a Little Help From My Friends” and “Yellow Submarine,” among them) as well as many solo hits (including “It Don’t Come Easy” and “Photograph”).

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Watch Ringo sing lead on one of his signature hits

Related: Coverage of opening night of the 2017 edition of the tour

Ringo recently released a new album, Give More Love, with a little help from his friends Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton, Timothy B. Schmit, Lukather, Richard Page and others.

One of the features of the All Starr Band concert tours is having the band members lead the others in renditions of some of their own well known classic rock hits.

Watch Hay perform one of his hits with the All Starr Band in 2008

Here’s Rolie singing “Evil Ways”

The European dates are said to be Starr’s first there since 2011.

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band 2018 Tour Dates (Tickets available here and here)

June 02 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa (Tickets)
June 06 – Paris, France – L’Olympia
June 08 – Grolloo, Netherlands – Holland Blues Festival
June 09 – Flensberg, Germany – Flens Arena
June 10 – Hamburg, Germany – StadPark
June 13 – Helsinki, Finland – Kaisaniemi Park
June 15 – Horsens, Denmark – Lunden
June 16 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom
June 17 – Zwickau, Germany – Stadhalle
June 19 – Prague, Czech Republic – Congress Hall
June 20 – Vienna, Austria – Stadhalle
June 23 – Tel Aviv, Israel – Menorah Arena
June 24 – Tel Aviv, Israel – Menorah Arena
June 26 – Barcelona, Spain – St. Jordi Club
June 28 – Madrid, Spain – WiZink Center
June 29 – La Caruna, Spain – Coliseum
July 01 – Bilbao, Spain – Bizkia Arena
July 04 – Luxembourg, Belgium – Rockhal
July 06 – Monte Carlo, Monaco – Sporting Complex
July 08 – Lucca, Italy – Piazza Napoleone
July 09 – Marostica, Italy – Piazza Degli Scacchi
July 11 – Rome, Italy – Auditorium Cavea


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  1. Rob
    #1 Rob 30 November, 2017, 00:15

    Ringo, Much respect for playing in Israel on your up coming tour! Expect a nasty message from the anti-semite Roger Waters real soon, please tell him where he can stick it when you do. Ringo always gives a great show, and has top rate musicians with him that all have had their own individual successful careers.

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    • Jack
      Jack 3 December, 2017, 10:32

      Roger Waters is hardly an anti-Semite. He is just on the other side of the argument and you just refuse to respect anyone not believing as you do. He has never stated that he wants to take anything from the Jewish people. His argument is with the Israeli government, not the Israeli people themselves. A government that is very right-wing under Netanyahu. Waters’s stance is simple, “everybody deserves the same, basic human rights”. Waters does not advocate violence, actually he believes that the only way the problems in the Middle East are going to be solved is thru non-violence. Water states that he only wants the Palestinian people to have the same as the Israeli have, nothing more, nothing less than what the Israeli people have.

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    • Juanstar
      Juanstar 13 January, 2018, 00:01

      Bds is where real peace and love live-sorry for your all knowing affliction.

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  2. Mernaner
    #2 Mernaner 30 November, 2017, 13:15

    Ringo Starr tagged my poem the WEEPING WILLOW TREE… Thanks again
    IN MY SECOND GENERATION HE WILL BE THE MAIN CHARACTER IN ..WHO’S BURIED IN GRANDMOTHER’S GARDEN? Marion Joy Cripps Dickerson… Unless I’m crazy and losing my freaking mind .. Which is totally possible

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  3. Joey
    #3 Joey 30 November, 2017, 16:33

    Great comment. Agree with all. I’ve been seeing ASB live for almost 3 decades.

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  4. doolindalton
    #4 doolindalton 1 December, 2017, 08:16

    I’ve seen both Ringo and Paul McCartney in the last couple of years. They are both in their 70s and presented great concerts that lasted hours. When they were in their 20s, the Beatles gave concerts that lasted about 25 minutes. I’d like to know their secrets for acquiring such longevity as old men. Playing music that long night after night can’t be easy for anyone at any age.

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  5. jpmc61
    #5 jpmc61 1 December, 2017, 11:51

    Has he forgotten the Country of his birth?

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  6. Dave
    #6 Dave 13 January, 2018, 11:49

    No Welsh or British dates.

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  7. Bob
    #7 Bob 12 July, 2018, 18:28

    They need richard page and mark Rivera seen them in 2013 in Melbourne

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  8. Scott Jackson (lol, I have no
    #8 Scott Jackson (lol, I have no "nickname") 13 September, 2018, 17:35

    I saw Ringo and his band’s show on Tuesday night September 11 in Dayton, Ohio.

    The musicianship of Toto’s Lukather, Santana’s Rolie, and drummer Bissonette were all nothing short of amazing. Multi-instrumentalist Ham added so much to the show, variously playing flute, two types of saxophone, congas, harmonica, tambourine, and I’m sure other instruments that I can’t recall! I loved seeing Graham Gouldman for the first time, as I like 10cc and am a HUGE fan of the songs he wrote for the Hollies, Yardbirds, and Herman’s Hermits when he was barely more than a lad.

    Yes, the voices are no longer like we remember them. Believe or not, Ringo’s probably has held up as well or better than anyone else’s who sang in the show. This All Starr Band may lack some of the star power of some of Ringo’s earlier groups, but the musical ability of these guys can be stacked up against just about anyone.

    It was a great, great show.

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