Ringo Starr has announced the line-up for the newest All Starr Band. It will feature Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie (Santana), Steve Lukather (Toto), Richard Page (Mr. Mister) alongside saxophonist Mark Rivera and drummer Gregg Bissonette.
The tour launches June 14th at the Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls and runs through July 21st at the Greek Theater in Los Angelesthough a press release states that more dates will be added. Ringo is touring in support of his new album Ringo 2012.
Ringo began touring with a constantly rotating crew of All Starr Bands in 1989. Countless musicians have been in the mix over the years, including Joe Walsh, Levon Helm, Jack Bruce, John Entwistle, Sheila E and Paul Carrack. The musicians come from a wide variety of musical backgrounds, but they were all the lead vocalist on at least two big radio hits. The setlist mixes in those songs with hits from Ringo's solo career and a handful of Beatles classics.
Todd Rundgren and Richard Page have both participated in previous All Starr Band tours, but this is the first outing for Steve Lukather and Gregg Rolie, who was the lead vocalist in the original line-up of Santana. In 1973 he confounded Journey with Neal Schon. He left the band in 1980.Here is our best guess at what this year's setlist will look like:
It Don't Come Easy" Act Naturally" Honey Don't" Rosanna" Oye Como Va" I Saw The Light" I Wanna Be Your Man" Wings" Kyrie" You're Sixteen" Yellow Submarine" Hold The Line" Bang On The Drum All Day" Black Magic Woman" Broken Wings" Boys" Photograph" With A Little Help From My Friends"Here are the tour dates:
- June 14, 15Fallsview Casino, Niagara Falls, ON
- June 16Bethel Woods PAC, Bethel, NY
- June 17Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT
- June 19Bank of America Pavilion, Boston, MA
- June 22Jones Beach Ampitheater, Wantagh, NY
- June 23Ceasar's, Atlantic City, NJ
- June 24Meyerhoff, Baltimore, MD
- June 26State Theater, Easton, PA
- June 27Mayo Center, Morristown, NJ
- June 29St Augustine Theater, St. Augustine, FL
- June 30Seminole Hard Rock Arena, Hollywood, FL
- July 1Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL
- July 3Tuscaloosa Ampitheater, Tuscaloosa, Al
- July 4The Wharf, Orange Beach, Al
- July 6Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA
- July 7Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
- July 8Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, IL
- July 11Usana Ampitheater, Salt Lake, UT
- July 13Northern Quest, Spokane, WA
- July 14St Michelle Winery, Seattle, WA
- July 15Edgefield, Portland, OR
- July 17Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA
- July 19Humphrey's, San Diego, CA
July 21The Greek, Los Angeles, CA
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