By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band will perform live in Rio de Janeiro at Vivo Rio in Flamengo on Friday, February 27th. The former Beatles drummer will showcase songs from his solo career, as well as from the time with the popular band.
Previously playing in Brazil in 2011 and 2013, the former Beatles drummer and singer returns to the country this month, playing in São Paulo first on the 26th before heading to Rio the following day.
Accompanying Starr during the show will be His All-Starr Band. Formed by producer David Fishof in 1989, the All-Starr Band is a supergroup of musicians that has featured a rotating lineup during the last 25 years.
The band currently consists of guitarists Steve Lukather and Todd Rundgren, bassists Richard Page and Gregg Bissonette, keyboardist Gregg Rolie, and saxophonist Mark Rivera.
Born Richard Starkey in 1940, Ringo Starr was a member of several bands before he became the drummer for the Beatles in 1962. With the group he also provided vocals on songs including “With a Little Help from My Friends” and “Yellow Submarine” and wrote songs including “Octopus’s Garden” and “Don’t Pass Me By”.
Following the Beatles disbandment in 1970, Starr went on to release seventeen solo studio albums. His eighteenth album entitled, Postcards from Paradise, is scheduled for release on March 31st.
During live shows, Starr and His All-Starr Band are known to perform works from both his solo career, including the songs “Photograph”, “Wings”, and “It Don’t Come Easy”, as well as works from Starr’s time with the Beatles, including “Yellow Submarine”, “With a Little Help from My Friends” and “Love Me Do.”
Who: Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band
When: Friday, February 27th, 10PM.
Where: Vivo Rio, Avenida Infante Dom Henrique 85, Parque do Flamengo
Entrance: R$150 – R$700