Ringo Starr to perform first Euro-tour concerts in Ukraine, Russia

Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band are starting their tour of 28 European cities with a concert in Ukraine on Saturday, which will be followed by two shows in Russia early next week.

The current lineup of the All-Starr Band, which the 70-year-old former Beatle has been touring with for more then two decades, includes prominent U.S. musicians such as Rick Derringer, Richard Page, Wally Palmar, Edgar Winter, Gary Wright and Gregg Bissonette.

The All-Starr Band will stage the first concert of their tour in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, on Saturday and will then fly to Russia where they will perform in Moscow on June 6 and St. Petersburg on June 7.

The band will visit 15 countries across Europe during their tour. On July 7, Starr will mark his 71st anniversary with a concert in Germany’s Hamburg. The last show will take place in Vienna on July 17.

During each show, the band will perform 12 songs written by Beatles or Starr and two songs by each of the band members.

The band’s latest European tour dates back to 1999; since then, the All-Starr Band has only toured the United States and Japan.


LONDON, June 4 (RIA Novosti)

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