COSTA MESA, CA – Having recently celebrated his 76th birthday in front of the iconic Capitol Records building in Hollywood as part of his #PeaceAndLove birthday celebration, Ringo Starr presented a gift to Southern California fans when he announced a new set of fall tour dates that includes a concert at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Segerstrom Hall.
The tour features the current and longest running All Starrs: Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren, Richard Page, Warren Hamm and Gregg Bissonnette, that takes them to the western United States, Japan and South Korea.
Tickets to Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band start at $59 and went on sale Friday, July 15 at 10 a.m. and are available online at SCFTA.org, by calling (714) 556-2787 and at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa.
For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, please call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236.
Current tour dates with more to be announced soon:
- Oct. 15 Snoqualmie Casino, Sonqualmie, WA
- Oct. 16 Spokane Arena Star Theatre, Spokane, WA
- Oct. 18 Keller Auditorium, Portland, Oregon
- Oct. 19 Grand Sierra Casino Theater, Reno, Nevada
- Oct. 20 Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, Ca
- Oct. 24 Orix Gekijo, Osaka
- Oct. 25 Aichi-Ken Geijutsu Gekijo, Nagoya
- Oct. 27 Sun Palace Hall, Fukuoka Oct. 28 Bunkagakuen HBG Hall, Hiroshima
- Oct. 31-Nov 1-2 Orchard Hall, Tokyo South Korea:
Nov. 5 Olympic Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea
“Ultimately what’s most impressive about Ringo Starr isn’t what he’s been, but rather who he is,” wrote Rolling Stone rock critic David Wild. “The man’s great heart and soul, his wit and wisdom.” Indeed, his music has always emanated from his warmth, humor, and exceptional skill, manifesting in the songs we know and love: “With A Little Help From My Friends”, “Don’t Pass Me By”, “Octopus’ Garden”, “Photograph”, “It Don’t Come Easy”, “Back Off Boogaloo”, “You’re Sixteen (You’re Beautiful and You’re Mine)”, “Don’t Go Where the Road Don’t Go”, “The No No Song”, and “Never Without You”, to name a few. Since beginning his career with The Beatles in the 1960s, Ringo has been one of the world’s brightest musical luminaries. He has enjoyed a successful, dynamic solo career as a singer, songwriter, drummer, collaborator, and actor. Drawing inspiration from classic blues, soul, country, honky-tonk and rock ‘n’ roll, he continues to play an important recording, touring, and unofficial mentoring role in modern music.
Born Richard Starkey on July 7, 1940 “at a very young age” he knew from very early on what he wanted to do. “When I was 13, I only wanted to be a drummer,” remembers Ringo. Four years later, he joined the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Band, and in 1959 hooked up with the Raving Texans, who later became Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. Just three years after that, Ringo was asked to join The Beatles. Worried that he might cost the Hurricanes a summer-long residency if he left, he delayed his departure until they could find a replacement. On August 18, 1962, Ringo Starr officially joined Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and George Harrison in what would become one of the most important popular music acts of all time, or as Ringo says, “the biggest band in the land.”
Ringo’s passion for creating music continued to propel him and those around him forward. In 1970, EMI released Ringo’s first solo album, Sentimental Journey and in 1971 he began his unprecedented run as the first solo Beatle to score seven consecutive Top 10 singles, starting with “It Don’t Come Easy.”
Throughout his career he has received 9 Grammys, has twice been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame first as a Beatle and then as solo artist. Between 1970 and 2015 Ringo has released 18 solo studio records. He assembled his first All Starr Band in 1989 and found consistent success as a live act with his revolving All Starrs touring the world with 12 different All Starr bands to date. He has acted in more than 15 films, received an Academy Award® and was nominated as an actor for an Emmy.
Ringo has published three books, Postcard From the Boys, Octopus’s Garden and Photograph. In 2014, he had a stint as a male fashion model in John Varvatos fall advertising campaign and that same year went behind the lens for the Foo Fighters PR shots.
For all his many creative successes, Ringo is and always will be first and foremost a musician, a drummer. Ringo’s candor, wit and soul are the lifeblood of his music. As he sang on the autobiographical Liverpool 8, “I always followed my heart and I never missed a beat.” Peace and love are his life’s rhythm and melody, and he propels this universal message in everything he does: his evocative artwork, his enthused live performances, his legendary songs, all imbued with the joy, reflection, and wisdom of the music icon the world knows and loves simply as ‘Ringo.’
Segerstrom Center for the Arts applauds Kia, Official Automotive Partner of the Center, and United Airlines, Official Airline of the Center.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts is an acclaimed arts institution and as well as a beautiful multi-disciplinary cultural campus. It is committed to supporting artistic excellence on all of its stages, offering unsurpassed experiences, and to engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through the unique power of live performance and a diverse array of inspiring programs.
Previously called the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Center is Orange County’s largest non-profit arts organization. In addition to its six performance venues, Segerstrom Center is also home to the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School, where students ages 3 – 14 are taught by acclaimed teachers utilizing the renowned ABT National Training Curriculum in studios utilized by the world’s greatest dancers and choreographers.
The Center presents a broad range of programming for audiences of all ages, including international ballet and dance, national tours of top Broadway shows, intimate performances of jazz and cabaret, contemporary artists, classical music performed by renowned chamber orchestras and ensembles, family-friendly programming, free performances open to the public from outdoor movie screenings to dancing on the plaza and many other special events.
The Center’s arts-in-education programs are designed to inspire young people through the arts and reach hundreds of thousands of students each year. In addition to the presenting and producing institution Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the 14-acre campus also embraces the facilities of two independent acclaimed organizations: Tony Award®-winning South Coast Repertory and a site designated as the future home of the Orange County Museum of Art.
Segerstrom Center for the Arts is also proud to serve as the artistic home to three of the region’s major performing arts organizations: Pacific Symphony, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County and the Pacific Chorale, who contribute greatly to the artistic life of the region with annual seasons at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.