Starr is touring with the same lineup he assembled in 2012, with one exception. Warren Ham is stepping in to replace Mark Rivera, who is touring with Billy Joel. The other All Starrs: Richard Page, Todd Rundgren, Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie and Gregg Bissonette.
Ringo Starr: A Lifetime of Peace and Love, a tribute concert honoring the drummer, will premiere at 8 p.m. ET July 13 on AXS TV.
The special showcases performances by Joe Walsh, Ben Harper, Ben Folds, Brendan Benson, Bettye LaVette and others, plus a band featuring Don Was, Benmont Tench, Peter Frampton, Steve Lukather and Kenny Aronoff. The concert, taped in January in Los Angeles, launched the Ringo Starr Peace & Love Fund , a division of the David Lynch Foundation, which provides Transcendental Meditation instruction to tens of thousands of at-risk students in underserved schools, women who are survivors of domestic violence, and veterans with post-traumatic stress.
Photo from left, Benmont Tench, Peter Frampton, Kenny Aronoff, Ringo Starr, Don Was, Joe Walsh, Steve Lukather, David Lynch.
(Photo: Rob Shanahan)