Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Begin 2018 Tour

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Ringo Starr at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, June 2, 2018 (Photo: Thomas Brophy; used with permission)

“Peace and love… I love you all,” Ringo Starr said repeatedly to the audience on June 2 at his second of two Atlantic City warmup shows before he and his All-Starr Band head to Europe for the official start of their 2018 tour. The feeling, of course, was mutual.

The 2018 All Starr Band includes Colin Hay of Men at Work, Steve Lukather of Toto, Gregg Rolie of Santana and Journey and new member Graham Gouldman of 10cc. On percussion and sax is Warren Ham and on drums Gregg Bissonette.

The setlist featured 24 songs at each of the two U.S. warmup dates.

Watch “It Don’t Come Easy” from the June 1 concert at the Music Box at the Borgata in Atlantic City

The rest of the clips are from the June 2 performance at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. A Ringo and His All Starr Band show features classic rock hit after hit, with each band member bringing to the set their most popular songs.

Watch Gouldman lead the band for a big 10cc hit

Related: Our interview with Gouldman

Watch Rolie perform “my favorite song to sing”

Related: Our interview with Rolie

2018 is shaping up to be a huge year for Starr. In the same week that he was knighted in a ceremony at London’s Buckingham Palace, he announced U.S. tour dates to follow the 2018 All Starr Band’s European itinerary. The band will be touring Europe this June and July–their first there since 2011–and now have an additional 20 dates throughout the U.S. in September. (See the dates below.)

Ringo got back behind the drum kit as Colin Hay led the All-Stars on a Men at Work hit

The evening wound up with Ringo singing lead on three favorites

Watch Ringo sing Buck Owens’ “Act Naturally”

Watch the evening’s finale with Ringo doing jumping jacks!

Thanks to Tim Jackson for the great videos!

Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, June 2, 2018, Borgata Events Center, Atlantic City, Setlist

It Don’t Come Easy
What Goes On
Dreadlock Holiday
Evil Ways
Down Under
Don’t Pass Me By
Yellow Submarine
I’m Not in Love
Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen
You’re Sixteen
Oye Como Va
I Wanna Be Your Man
The Things We Do For Love
Who Can It Be Now?
Hold the Line
Act Naturally
With a Little Help From My Friends/Give Peace a Chance

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

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

Related: Listings for 100s of classic rock tours

Sep 01 – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa, OK
Sep 02 – Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, Rogers, AR
Sep 03 – Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO
Sep 05 – Iowa State Center, Ames, IA
Sep 07 – Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO
Sep 08 – TBA, Milwaukee, WI
Sep 09 – Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, IN
Sep 11 – Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, OH
Sep 13 – Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
Sep 14 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, NY
Sep 15 – The Toyota Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, CT
Sep 17 – Wang Theater, Boston, MA
Sep 19 – Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 21 – Hard Rock Rocksino, Northfield Park, OH
Sep 22 – The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL
Sep 23 – Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St Paul, MN
Sep 25 – Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO
Sep 27 – Humphreys, San Diego, CA
Sep 28 – City National Civic, San Jose, CA
Sep 29 – Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA


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  1. JamesWJ71
    #1 JamesWJ71 4 June, 2018, 19:00

    You made a mistake above one of the videos.
    It says ‘Watch Ringo sing Carl Perkins’ “Act Naturally”.’

    However, “Act Naturally” was written by Johnny Russell and Voni Morrison.

    The Carl Perkins songs that Ringo performs are “Honey Don’t” and “Match Box.”

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    • Jeff Tamarkin
      Jeff Tamarkin 4 June, 2018, 19:21

      Thanks for catching the mistake. Since the song was made famous by Buck Owens, we changed it to his name though.

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