Credit: Scott Robert Ritchie
Tonight, Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band launch a new North American tour commemorating the group’s 30th anniversary in Windsor, Canada, just outside of Detroit. The 22-date trek is plotted out through a September 1 concert in Los Angeles.
The tour will feature a number two-night stands: August 3-4 at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois; August 7-8 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville; and August 10-11 at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia. The Beach Boys also will be performing at the Ravinia Festival gigs.
Ringo and the All Starr Band also will help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock when they play an August 16 show at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the venue located at the site of the 1969 festival in Bethel, New York. The concert also will feature The Edgar Winter Band and Blood, Sweat & Tears.
The current version of the All Starr Band features ex-Santana and Journey singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, Men at Work frontman Colin Hay and former Average White Band guitarist/bassist Hamish Stuart, as well as sax player/percussionist Warren Ham and drummer Gregg Bissonette.
In related news, a number of galleries will be hosting exhibits of Ringo’s artwork while he’s on the road with the All Starr Band. Those include ZIA Gallery in Winnetka, Illinois, from August 2 to 4, and Bennett Galleries in Nashville from August 6 to 8. Ringo is slated to visit the Nashville gallery on August 8, prior to his concert with the All Starrs at the Ryman.
Here are all of the group’s confirmed North American tour dates:
8/1 — Windsor, ON, Canada, The Colosseum at Caesars
8/3 — Highland Park, IL, Ravinia*
8/4 — Highland Park, IL, Ravinia*
8/6 — Durham, NC, DPAC
8/7 — Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
8/8 — Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
8/10 — Vienna, VA, Wolf Trap
8/11 — Vienna, VA, Wolf Trap
8/13 — Roanoke, VA, Berglund Center Coliseum
8/14 — Philadelphia, PA, The Met Philadelphia
8/16 — Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts**
8/17 — Farmingville, NY, Pennysaver Amphitheater
8/18 — New York City, NY, The Rooftop at Pier 17
8/20 — Champaign, IL, State Farm Center
8/22 — Prior Lake, MN, Mystic Lake Casino
8/23 — Council Bluffs, IA, Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino
8/25 — Santa Fe, NM, Santa Fe Opera House
8/26 — Phoenix, AZ, Celebrity Theatre
8/28 — Oakland, CA, Paramount Theatre
8/30 — Lincoln, CA, Thunder Valley Casino Resort
8/31 — Paso Robles, CA, Vina Robles Amphitheatre
9/1 — Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre
* = with The Beach Boys
** = with The Edgar Winter Band and Blood, Sweat & Tears.
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