Ringo Starr to tour Japan Feb 25-March 1
Former Beatle Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band will play four concerts in Japan from Feb 25 to March 1.
Starr, 72, last toured Japan in 1995 when he played at the Budokan in Tokyo. On this tour, which will follow gigs in Australia and New Zealand, he will play at Zepp Arena in Tokyo on Feb 25-26, Zepp Hall Nagoya on Feb 27 and Zepp Hall Osaka on March 1. Tickets are 10,500 yen.
The band is the same line-up which just completed a North American tour this past summer and features Steve Lukather (Toto), Richard Page (Mr Mister), Todd Rundgren, Mark Rivera, Gregg Rolie (Santana & Journey) and Gregg Bissonette.
“The tour this summer was just GREAT - I love playing with this band and I can’t wait to get back out and play with them again,” Starr said on his website. “I am looking forward to revisiting Japan with the All Starrs and of course New Zealand and Australia. Peace & Love!”
The tour is being produced by Dave Hart and fans can expect to hear a jukebox worth of hits, including “It Don’t Come Easy,” “Photograph,” “With A Little Help From My Friends,” “Yellow Submarine” and “Wings,” from Starr’s recently released 17th solo record, “Ringo 2012” (Hip-O/Ume).