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Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band Announce 2020 Tour Dates
Today, GRAMMY winner Ringo Starr revealed details for a 2020 tour with his All Starr Band. The former Beatles drummer kicks off the 20-show trek on May 29 in Rama, Ontario, for two nights at the Casino Rama, followed by three nights at the historic Beacon Theatre in New York City, on June 2, 3 and 5.
After the Big Apple, Starr and his All Starrs will play in Bangor, Maine, Boston and Gilford, N.H., on June 9, 10 and 11, respectively. Those three nights will feature GRAMMY-nominated folk greats The Avett Brothers as support. Former All Starr Edgar Winter will also open a few shows, helping close things out at the third-to-last and final shows; at St. Augustine, Fla., on June 26 and Clearwater, Fla., on June 28.
Additional opening acts have not yet been revealed. The tour announcement notes the current All Starr Band lineup is Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and Hamish Stuart.
The 2020 tour follows shortly after the release of the iconic drummer's 20th solo studio album, What's My Name, which he dropped on Oct. 25. The same update on his website adds the album was recorded and produced in his home studio and features many of his lifelong musical friends, including Winter, Hay and Lukather, as well as fellow Beatle Paul McCartney, among others.
This past weekend, on Nov. 2, Starr unveiled a shiny symbol of his life-long mantra of "Peace & Love" to live in Los Angeles County: an eight feet statute of a hand, in a peace sign, of course. The art piece he created and donated is now available for all to visit at the Beverly Hills Garden Park. He also celebrated the 50th anniversary of "Peace, Love & Music," a.k.a. Woodstock, with a special performance at the legendary festival's original home in Bethel Woods, N.Y.
Ticket on-sale dates for the 2020 tour have not been announced yet, but will likely be shared on Starr's website in the near future; click here for the complete tour dates.