Let’s just come out and say it: Ringo Starr rules. He’s a living legend, a comforting presence in a world gone mad, and a genius drummer (arguments over that last point in the comments below, please). Plus, that scene in A Hard Day’s Night where he gets into it with Paul’s grandfather never fails to amuse:
So yeah, we kid Ringo with our headline—a reference to that 2008 video where he told people to stop sending him junk because he wasn’t going to sign it anymore, peace and love peace and love—but we legit love the guy. And we’re legit excited to see the recently knighted Richard Starkey and his All Star Band play the BMO Harris Pavilion Saturday, September 8.
Who’s in the 2018 All Star Band, a band that features numerous veteran musicians performing their biggest hits? According to a press release:
The 2018 All Starr Band includes Colin Hay (“Who Can It be Now,” “Land Down Under”), Steve Lukather (“Africa,” “Hold The Line,” “Roseanna”), Gregg Rolie (“Black Magic Woman,” “Evil Ways”) and new member Graham Gouldman of 10cc (“I’m Not In Love,” “Things We Do For Love”). On percussion and sax is Warren Ham and on drums Gregg Bissonette.
THE DUDE FROM TOTO WILL PLAY “AFRICA.” Also, Ringo will play “Matchbox” and “With A Little Help From My Friends,” obviously.
Tickets are $55, $75, and $125, and go on sale Friday, April 13 at 10 a.m. Peace and love peace and oh, what the hell, here’s that video from 2008: