Ringo Starr has added five new stops onto his 2022 All Starr Band tour. The trek now includes two stops in Rama, Ontario; and one each in Canandaigua, New York; Worcester, Massachusetts; and Richmond, Virginia. Americana band the Avett Brothers will open for the group during its two New England dates.
Replacing longtime All Starr keyboardist Gregg Rolie of Santana and Journey fame is returning All Starr, Edgar Winter. Rounding out the 2022 All Starr's are Toto's Steve Lukather, Men At Work's Colin Hay, along with percussionist Warren Ham, drummer Gregg Bissonette, and Hamish Stuart from the Average White Band — and a longtime Paul McCartney sideman.
Ringo Starr said in a statement: "I can’t wait to get back out on the road and play. This is the longest I’ve been off the road in years — up until 2020 I was touring every year with the All Starrs — and I’ve really missed it. Making music in the studio has been great, and it certainly saved me during the pandemic, but nothing beats playing live with great musicians in front of an audience. I love my fans and they love me and it’s going to be wonderful to be peace and loving and playing for them again."