Ringo to perform with a little help from his friends

Ringo to perform with a little help from his friends

Ringo Starr announced that he and his All Starr Band will make a stop in Tuscaloosa to play the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on July 3 as part of his 2012 tour.

Joining the former Beatles drummer will be newcomers Steve Lukather (Toto) and Gregg Rolie (Santana & Journey) and All Starr alumni Richard Page, Todd Rundgren, Mark Rivera and Gregg Bissonette.

Fans can expect to hear such Beatles hits as “With a Little Help From My Friends” and “Yellow Submarine,” as well as Starr’s hits and new material from his 17th solo album, “Ringo 2012.”

Hillary Watson, a senior majoring in education, said she was excited the amphitheater managed to land Starr for this year’s concert series.

“It’s great that Tuscaloosa has finally gotten a venue that can cater to the different tastes in music that exist in Tuscaloosa and that we don’t have to drive to Birmingham or Atlanta to enjoy a show,” she said. “There are so many diverse people that attend the University of Alabama that are a part of the Tuscaloosa community, and it’s great to know that big name artists will come here and play awesome shows for people that enjoy more than just country music.”

John McWilliams, a senior majoring in journalism and political science, said bringing Starr to Tuscaloosa was a big step for the city.

“I’m really excited about Ringo Starr coming to play at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater,” McWilliams said. “I’m so glad that it’s not another country star coming again. Ringo Starr is a great drummer from one of the greatest bands of all time. Who wouldn’t want to go see him?”

On sale information will be available soon, according to a press release from Red Mountain Entertainment.



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