Ringo Starr reveals North American tour dates

Ringo Starr has announced a slate of coast to coast tour dates for October 2015, according to a Feb. 17 press release. Ringo has recently completed a tour with the All-Starr Band and has announced a new tour for this fall. His 18th solo studio album, Ringo Starr Postcards from Paradise, will soon be available, as it is being released on March 31.

It is an exciting year for fans of Ringo Starr, who being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 18. His new album is coming out at the end of March and his photography book, "Photographs," will be released on Sept. 21. Following the release of his book, there will be a string of dates for his "All-Starr Tour."

Ringo will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Paul McCartney, who will present The Award for Musical Excellence. With Ringo's induction, each of the Beatles will be a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. John Lennon. who died in 1980, was posthumously inducted in the Performer category by Paul McCartney in 1994. George Harrison, who died in 2001, was inducted in the Performer category in 2004. Paul McCartney, who is still actively touring and performing, was inducted in the Performer category in 1999.

The drummer joined Beatles John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison in 1962 and the band soared to legendary heights of pop culture. His creative and steady drum beat was the key to the group's overall sound, according to a brief biography on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website.

Ringo was the first of The Beatles to gain solo success, with a string of hits in the early 1970s, including: "Photograph," Back Off Boogaloo," "It Don't Come Easy," "The No No Song" and "Oh My My." His album "Photograph" came out in 1973. He also played on some of the hits for his former band-mates, John Lennon and George Harrison.

Ringo's new book, "Photographs," includes photos taken by the drummer from his early days touring and recording with The Beatles, catching them in playful pensive private moments that most fans are not privy to witnessing. Ringo also shares information about his early life, such as his first drum kit, first car and girls he met along the way. The book is not just photographs, because his pictures are accompanied by 15,000 words of text to tell the story of the musician's road to super-stardom.

In a statement about his upcoming book, Ringo said, "I love pictures put together, showing different times of your life. At the time, I never thought that there would be a whole book of my photographs.”

The fall tour for Ringo Starr and the All-Starr Band starts in California on Oct. 1, crosses the U.S. and Canada and concludes in New York on Oct. 31. Following are the fall tour dates:

  • Oct. 1: The Masonic in San Francisco, Calif.
  • Oct. 2: Vina Robles Ampitheater in Paso Robles, Calif.
  • Oct. 3: Field of Dreams in Sonoma, Calif.
  • Oct. 6: Century Link Arena in Boise, Idaho
  • Oct. 8: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, BC
  • Oct. 9: Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, BC
  • Oct. 10: South Okanagan Event Ctr, in Penticton, BC
  • Oct. 12: Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton, AL
  • Oct. 13: Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary, AL
  • Oct. 14: Brandt Centre in Regina, SA
  • Oct. 16: State Theater in Minneapolis, Minn,
  • Oct. 17: Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, Wisc.
  • Oct. 18: Fox Theater in Detroit, Mich.
  • Oct. 20: Massey Hall in Toronto, ON
  • Oct. 21: St Denis Theatre in Montreal, QU
  • Oct. 23: Wang Theater in Boston, Mass.
  • Oct.. 24: Foxwood Theater in Mashantucket, Conn.
  • Oct.. 25: State Theater in New Brunswick, NJ
  • Oct. 27: Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh, Penn.
  • Oct. 28: Lyric Opera House in Baltimore, MD
  • Oct. 30: Tower Theater in Philadelphia, Penn.
  • Oct. 3: Kings Theater in Brooklyn, NY

Check local listings for on-sale dates.