Who: RINGO STARR
Where: Stephens Auditorium, Ames, IA
When: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Tickets: $175, $150, $89.50, $69.50
ON SALE: Friday, April 20, 2018 at 12 PM
Ringo Starr has announced U.S. tour dates to the 2018 All Starr Band’s itinerary. He will be performing at Stephens Auditorium on September 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm. The band will be touring Europe this June and July and confirmed an additional 20 dates throughout North America in September.
The 2018 All Starr Band includes Colin Hay (“Who Can It be Now”, “Land Down Under”), Steve Lukather (“Africa”, “Hold The Line”, “Roseanna”), Gregg Rolie (“Black Magic Woman”, “Evil Ways”) and new member Graham Gouldman of 10cc (“I’m Not In Love”, “Things We Do For Love”). On percussion and sax is Warren Ham and on drums Gregg Bissonette.
Every Ringo and His All Starr Band show features classic hit after hit, with each band member bringing to the set their most popular songs.
Ringo has often called the All Starrs “the best 1-800-band in the land,” and of this coming tour he said, “There is no greater joy for me than playing great music with great musicians. Every night we get to play for all those loving people and it makes the hassle of touring worth it. It is a Peace & Love fest and I can’t wait to see you all out there this summer and fall.”
On September 15, 2017 Ringo released his 19th studio album, aptly titled Give More Love. A characteristically eclectic and positive effort that rocks with great passion featuring an inspired set of new originals as well as a few tracks that find him revisiting his illustrious past. The LA Times wrote, “That is yet another manifestation of the undiminished passion he has for writing, recording and performing.”
In December 2017, it was announced by Queen Elizabeth II that Ringo had been selected for knighthood for his music and charity work and would be included in her 2018 Honours list. Throughout his career he has received nine GRAMMY® Awards, and has twice been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — first as a Beatle and then as solo artist. Between 1970 and 2017, Ringo has released 19 solo studio records. He has acted in over 15 films, received an Academy Award®, and has been nominated as an actor for an Emmy®. Ringo has published three books; had a stint as a male fashion model, and that same year went behind the lens as the photographer for some Foo Fighters’ PR photos.
Sept 1 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa, OK
Sept 2 Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, Rogers, AR
Sept 3 Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO
Sept 5 Iowa State Center, Ames, IA
Sept 7 Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO
Sept 8 TBA, Milwaukee, WI
Sept 9 Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, IN
Sept 11 Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, OH
Sept 13 Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
Sept 14 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, NY
Sept 15 The Toyota Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, NY
Sept 17 Wang Theater, Boston, MA
Sept 19 Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Sept 21 Hard Rock Rocksino, Northfield Park, OH
Sept 22 The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL
Sept 23 Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St Paul, MN
Sept 25 Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO
Sept 27 Humphreys, San Diego, CA
Sept 28 City National Civic, San Jose, CA
Sept 29 Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
The Iowa State Center encourages ticket purchasers to be aware of the misleading websites that offer Ringo Starr tickets for purchase. The only official websites to purchase tickets are www.ticketmaster.com or www.center.iastate.edu. Tickets are not on sale to the general public until Friday, April 20 at 12:00 pm.
Iowa State Center Ticket Office
Located at the north entrance of Stephens Auditorium at the corner of Lincoln Way and Beach Avenue
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 12 PM – 6 PM
Charge by Phone: 1-800-745-3000
About the Iowa State Center
The Iowa State Center (managed by VenuWorks) is a multi-building conference and performing arts complex. The Center’s Stephens Auditorium, a 2,725-seat hall, hosts a dazzling array of international performances of music, theater and dance, as well as world-class orchestras, popular Broadway musicals, and explosive country and rock concerts. Fisher Theater seats 450 in an intimate setting, perfect for drama, dance and ISU theater productions. The Scheman Building, with 25 meeting rooms, two large lobbies and the 456-seat Benton Auditorium is a great meeting space for conferences, seminars and social events.
VenuWorks is a leader in venue management, providing customized solutions for multi-purpose sports, entertainment and recreation facilities, theatres and conference and convention centers throughout the country, offering full service management services including operations, event booking and marketing. VenuWorks is headquartered in Ames, IA and was founded in 1996. For more information, please visit www.venuworks.com.
Submitted by Iowa State Center