* The 1995 Tour *

Tour Canceled

The Associated Press reported Aug. 29, 1995, that Ringo Starr had canceled the remainder of the 1995 tour and flown to England after his daughter, Lee, age 24, collapsed.

She reportedly underwent a successful operation to drain fluid from her brain and is now doing fine.

Asked about the cancellation of his U.S. tour, Ringo said, "Family is more important, isn't it? We are going to stay here (in London) until she is better."

The band did not be perform in Reno (Nev.), San Diego, Monterey, or Santa Barbara.


The 1995 Tour

The 1995 tour of Ringo and His All-Starr Band began on June 14 in Morioka, Japan, and was followed by several other performance in Japan, including Sendai, Nigata, Osaka, Kurashiki, Hiroshima, Nagoya, Tokyo, and Hamamatsu.

The tour opened in the United States on July 2 as part of St. Louis' 4th of July weekend celebration. This was followed by concerts in Milwaukee, Wis., Bloomington, Minn., Chicago, Merriville, Ind., Cleveland, Ohio, Detroit, Mich., Acme, Michigan, New York City, Catskills, NY, Vienna, Va., Holmdel, NJ, Boston, Atlantic City, Warwick, RI, Wallingford, Conn., Latham, NY, North Tonowanda, NY, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Orlando, Sunrise, Fla., Tampa, Fla., Atlanta, Huntsville, Ala., Houston, Austin, Dallas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Concord, Calif., and Seattle, Wash.

The tour, generally speaking, received good reviews from critics, who praised the former Beatle for the fun and sense of nostalgia he brought to the performances, and the enthusiastic responses he received from audiences.

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