Ringo has added another show on June 24 at Tel Aviv’s Menora Mivtachim Arena after his first ever show in Israel slated for a day earlier sold out.
The performances in Israel are part of Ringo’s “Give More Love” world tour. The concerts include songs by the Beatles, alongside his own solo pieces.His band for this tour will include Colin Hay (vocals, ex-Men at Work), Graham Gouldman (bass, ex-10CC), Steve Lukather (guitar, ex-Toto), Gregg Rolie (keyboards, ex-Santana), Warren Ham (saxophone) and Gregg Bissonette (drums, ex-David Lee Roth band).
The famed drummer has never performed in Israel before, though fellow Beatle Paul McCartney performed in Yarkon Park in 2008. A planned 1965 show by the Fab Four was famously nixed by the Israeli government, which cited the group’s supposedly corrupting influence on youth.
When ask about if he ever thought about the withdrawal, Ringo answered:“I’m glad you ask me this question. So I announce my withdrawal: it will take place in 10 years. In 2028 I give up everything. Actually, I never thought about retiring. This is what I love to do and I still have the opportunity to do. There is the tour in Europe and then the one in the USA. And next year, I do not know where yet, but I will work again ».
The 50 years of each Beatles album are celebrated. In a little while, though, it will be half a century since the band broke up … “For now I enjoy the remastering of the tracks. They have a modern, brighter sound and finally you can hear the drums ».