Some Guy Named Ringo Starr Coming to San Diego

Back in the 1960s, a little-known band named The Beatles enjoyed a brief moment of moderate fame. Comprised of four young men from Liverpool — a town in England, apparently — the band was most notable for having influenced the much more memorable rock group The Monkees.

The Beatles have since faded into obscurity, with few people even remembering them or their music, but that hasn’t stopped band member Ringo Starr from making one last attempt at getting famous. The dashing drummer will be stopping by San Diego on August 6 for a show at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay.

Faithfully backing Starr will be his All Starr Band, currently enjoying its eleventh incarnation. This version of the group features Edgar Winter, Gary Wright, Richard Page, Wally Palmar and Rick Derringer. Gregg Bissonette will be manning the drum kit whenever Starr takes center stage. The concert will mark Starr and company’s eighth visit to the posh Humphreys venue.

The San Diego stop is the penultimate date in Starr’s summer tour, which found him traipsing all over the US and Canada in support of the new album Y Not. Released in January, Y Not is Starr’s fifteenth studio album, and the first once he produced all by himself.

Starr celebrated his 70th birthday earlier this month, during which he encouraged fans to utter the phrase “peace and love” at noon in his honor. Later that night he also played a small New York venue known as Radio City Music Hall.

As you can see, Ringo Starr is a class act. We think the kid’s going to make it big some day, and San Diego seems to agree — the Humphreys show is now sold out.

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