Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band at the Met
Ringo Starr has been busy during the last two years. He is the author of a book and released a 20th studio album. This year, he is touring with the All-Starr Band. His All-Starr band is a diverse group of musicians that has produced a number of hits, including “Cut the Cake” by the Average White Band, “Black Magic Woman” by Santana, and “Don’t Pass Me By” by Lennon-McCartney-Starkey.
The All-Starr Band also includes four members who are the leaders of their own bands. Gregg Bissonette is the drummer for David Lee Roth, and Colin Hay is the electric guitar player for Men at Work. They are joined by saxophonist Warren Ham of the Ham Brothers, and bassist Hamish Stuart of the Average White Band. During the show, they play covers of songs by the Beatles.
The first leg of the tour is set to start in May and will end on June 26 in Clearwater, Florida. Other dates on the itinerary include Seattle, Portland, British Columbia, and Los Angeles. A second leg will begin in September and will end on October 20 in Mexico City. Tickets for the tour can be purchased at the official Ringo Starr website. Regular tickets do not include meet and greets, and are priced between $1000-$5000. VIP packages for the Ringo Starr concert are also available.
Earlier this month, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that it will unveil a special display of Ringo’s drum. This snare drum was presented to Ringo by the Ludwig Drum Company in Chicago during the 1964 visit of the Beatles.
After the Beatles split in 1969, Ringo stayed on as an active musical collaborator. He was credited as a co-writer of the songs “Don’t Pass Me By,” “Photograph,” and “What Goes On.” He has a long list of musical credits.
Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band has been touring for thirteen years. In the past, they have played a variety of venues across North America, and their repertoire has varied from cover versions of the Beatles to Ringo’s own hits.
Among the highlights of the concert was a surprise performance of “What Goes On” by Lennon-McCartney-Starkey. Ringo played a song by George Harrison, “Matchbox,” and performed a cover of Buck Owens’ “Act Naturally.” At one point during the concert, he even sang a song by himself, the Beatles’ “It Don’t Come Easy”.
Ringo Starr and His All-Starr band also performed at the Lyric in Baltimore, Maryland, a 2500-seat theater built in 1894. The crowd was attentive, and they called out for “Ringo!” during breaks. There are red velvet seats in the theater.
It’s a great show, and if you don’t have a chance to see it, you should get your tickets. The All-Starr band does a great job of playing songs from the Beatles and Ringo’s own catalogue. For a limited time, you can purchase a VIP package that will allow you to access the stage before the show, receive a lanyard, and get an autograph from the singer and his band.