"All I ever wanted to do was be a drummer in a band," said Ringo. And what a couple of bands it has been.
This spring Ringo Starr is back with the latest version of the British Invasion, Ringo Starr and his Fourth All-Starr Band. Produced once again by David Fishof, (who created and produced the first three tours), this U.S. tour of only 25 engagements begins in April and is sponsored by Glade. The tour launches on April 28 at the Paramount Theater in Seattle and includes stops at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles (5/3), the Rosemont in Chicago (5/9), Chastain Park in Atlanta (5/16), Sunrise Theater in Miami (5/17), Pine Knob in Detroit (5/30), and concludes on June 7 at Jones Beach Amphitheater in New York.
The Brit's are back in this stellar line-up which features Peter Frampton on guitar along with Traffic's Dave Mason, Gary Brooker from Procol Harum on keyboards, Cream's Jack Bruce on bass, Simon Kirke from Bad Company on drums and Mark Rivera on horns.
Then there is Ringo's other band, The Beatles. The past few years have been very busy for them. Over 148 million viewers worldwide (47 million in the U.S. alone) saw their televised bio-pic "Anthology" in the fall of 1995, while the Anthology 1, 2, and 3 CD's accomplished what no other band since The Beatles have done -- they out-sold themselves with a record-breaking 20 million+ in sales and three consecutive number one releases right out of the box! They also sold over a billion dollars in merchandise. In addition to recording two new songs with his old bandmates (which garnered three Grammy Awards in 1997), Ringo helped out on Paul McCartney's upcoming release on which he sings and plays the drums.
Fans of both Ringo Starr and his Fourth All-Starr Band and The Beatles can expect to "hear music they know and love," assures Ringo, including songs such as "With A Little Help From My Friends," "Yellow Submarine," "Photograph," "You're Sixteen," "Whiter Shade of Pale," "Do You Feel Like I Do," "Signed Sealed Delivered," "Feelin' Alright," "Sunshine Of Your Love," "White Room," and more.
Previous line-ups have included Dr. John, Billy Preston, Joe Walsh, Rick Danko, Jim Keltner, Nils Lofgren, Clarence Clemmons, Dave Edmunds, Todd Rundgren, Burton Cummings, Timothy B. Schmidt, Timmy Capello, Mark Rivera, Randy Bachman, Mark Farmer, Felix Cavaliere, John Entwistle and, helping his Dad out on drums for two of the tours, Zak Starkey.
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