Monday, February 10, 2014

Ringo Starr U.S. tour dates, 'Octopus' book release

If you watched The Beatles special on CBS last night (or the Grammy Award telecast), saw Ringo Starr perform and would like to see him live, you have another chance this summer (see dates below).

The current All Starr band is the same line up the drummer has played with since 2012 featuring Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren and Gregg Bissonette. “I love playing with this band,” Starr said, “and I can’t wait to get back out and play with them again.”
Last month, Starr's musical legacy was celebrated when The David Lynch Foundation honored him with the "Lifetime of Peace & Love Award." The event included a star-studded tribute performing from Starr’s extensive catalog.
Then he performed “Photograph” on the Grammys, followed by him jumping on the kit during his old bandmate, Paul McCartney’s performance. The two then performed together again the following evening for several songs for the CBS taping of The Beatles Tribute celebrating the 50th Anniversary of their first U.S. visit and appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. 
In stores now via Simon & Shuster is "Octopus's Garden," a children's book based on Ringo's lyrics. This book comes on the heels of December of last year's Photograph, the Genesis Publications book  (http://www.genesis- by-ringo-starr-the-signed- limited-edition/).
It was first released as an e-book in conjunction with The Grammy Museum exhibit "Ringo: Peace & Love," a record-breaking exhibit that opened in June 2013. The exhibit has had more than 90,000 visitors already and is the first major exhibit to focus on a drummer. It will remain open through March 2014. ( on-display/special-exhibits/ri ngo-peace-love
See my exhibit report elsewhere on this blog.
The year also saw Ringo tour with his All Starr Band, first in February to the Pacific Rim and then in October in Latin America, concluding with two Stateside shows at the Palms in Las Vegas; the prestigious French Medal of Honor, being appointed Commander of Arts & Letters in recognition of his musical and artistic contributions; the live DVD "Ringo at the Ryman"; in conjunction with Record Store Day, UMe released a Starr seven-inch vinyl singles collection, featuring “Photograph,” “It Don’t Come Easy” and “(It’s All Down To) Goodnight Vienna.” 
2014 Tour dates:
June 6 - Ontario, Canada - Ontario Rama Casino
June 7 - Canandaigua, NY- Sands Pavilion
June 8 - Williamsport, PA- Community Arts Theater
June 10 - Albany, NY- Palace Theater
June 11 - Westbury, NY - Theater at Westbury 
June 12 - Vienna, VA - Wolftrap 
June 14 - Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, CT 
June 15 - Providence, RI - Performing Arts Center
June 17 - New York, NY- Beacon Theater
June 18 - New York, NY- Beacon Theater
June 20 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theater
June 21 - Atlantic City, NJ - Caesars Circus Maximus
June 22 - Durham, NC - Durham PAC
June 24 – Buffalo, NY - ArtPark
June 25 - Verona NY - Turning Stone Casino
June 27 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Center
June 28 - Chicago, IL- Chicago Theater
June 29 - Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavillion Nautica  
July 1 - Toledo, OH - Toledo Zoo Ampitheater
July 3 - Tunica MS - Horseshoe Casino 
July 5 - Dallas, TX - Windstar World Casino 
July 9 - Albuquerque, NM - Sandia Pavillion
July 11 - San Diego, CA- Humphrey's
July 12 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
July 13 - San Jose CA -  City National Civic of San Jose
July 15 - Vancouver BC - Hard Rock 
July 16 - Woodenvile, WA – Chateau Ste Michelle
July 19 - Los Angeles, CA- Greek Theatre
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