Ringo Starr, Beach Boys Sing a Beatles Favorite

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The Beach Boys’ Mike Love and Bruce Johnston joined Ringo and the All Starr Band on August 3, 2019

August 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of Ringo and His All Starr Band and they’ve hit the road for a celebratory tour which concludes September 1 at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, nearly 30 years to the day when the inaugural All Starrs completed their first tour on September 3, 1989.

For the tour’s second and third nights, on August 3 and 4 in Highland Park, Ill., the Beach Boys were the opening act. And on the first of those two shows, Ringo welcomed Mike Love and Bruce Johnston to the stage. The pair joined Ringo and the band (and the audience) for the evening’s final number, “With a Little Help From My Friends.” Watch it below.

The 2019 edition of the All Starr Band features Toto’s Steve Lukather, Men at Work’s Colin Hay, Santana and Journey’s Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and the return of All Starr alumnus Hamish Stuart.

“Is anybody coming out,” asked Ringo, as they were about to conclude the hit-packed, 20-song, August 3 concert. “We nearly added two guests, but they’ve gone back to bed.” Love and Johnston arrived, bowing to Sir Ringo.

Related: On July 13, Starr was a surprise guest at a Paul McCartney concert

A first leg began on March 21 with one U.S. show in Southern California before the band headed to Japan for a number of shows.

Ringo and His All Starr Band Tour—2019 Dates (Tickets available here and here)

Aug 06 – Durham, NC – Durham PAC
Aug 07 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Aug 08 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Aug 10 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
Aug 11 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
Aug 13 – Roanoke, VA – Berglund Center Coliseum
Aug 14 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
Aug 16 – Bethel Woods, NY – Bethel Woods Center For the Arts
Aug 17 – Farmingville, NY – LI Comm. Hospital Amphitheater
Aug 18 – New York, NY – The Rooftop at Pier17
Aug 20 – Champaign, IL – State Farm Center
Aug 22 – Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino
Aug 23 – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino
Aug 25 – Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe Opera House
Aug 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
Aug 28 – Oakland, CA – Paramount Theatre
Aug 30 – Lincoln, CA – Thunder Valley Casino Resort
Aug 31 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Sep 01 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre

Related: Listings for 100s of classic rock tours

Starr has been spending time in the recording studio this year. Details about a new album are forthcoming.

November will also see Ringo honored when he receives the Humanitarian Award from the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF on “Giving Tuesday,” Nov. 27, 2019, at their annual Snowflake Ball in New York City.

Related: Our review of Ringo and the All Starr Band in September 2018

Watch Starr sing “Photograph” in Japan in March 2019

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  1. v2787
    #1 v2787 7 August, 2019, 09:47

    Why in the world don’t Ringo and Paul McCartney do a tour together? I know they’ve done a couple of one-offs over the years, but a real tour would be amazing. Is it ego, or are there other issues that keep them from doing shows as a unit? The world would LOVE to see a Paul/Ringo tour. The audiences would be throwing babies in the air. How about it, guys?

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  2. steve b
    #2 steve b 11 August, 2019, 17:00

    Mike Loves whiny voice isn’t the beach boys .He just tries to cash in on Brian’s genius. He was just along for the ride and any singer could have took his place.

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