Ringo formally announced he is to perform in Israel on June 23 at Tel Aviv’s Menora Mivtachim arena.
Ringo will perform with his All Starr band, as part of a 21-date European tour in support of his latest album “Give More Love,” which was released in September, 2017.
“The dream is still unfolding,” Ringo said in October. “I love to play, and I love to play with this band. I can’t say that enough, and we’re on the road again”.
His band for this tour will include Colin Hay (vocals, ex-Men at Work), Graham Gouldman (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).
Although his website also lists another Tel Aviv concert the next day, on June 24, the promoter has so far only confirmed one performance.
Famously the Israeli government refused to allow the Beatles to perform in the country in 1965, “for fear that the performances by the Beatles are liable to have a negative influence on the youth.”
After the promoter appealed, the government committee launched an investigation, and found “the band has no artistic merit” and its performances “cause hysteria and mass disorder among young people.”
Ringo has never performed in Israel before, though fellow Paul performed in Yarkon Park in 2008.
Tickets for Ringo Starr … HERE.