Ringo Starr To Perform in Israel


Here is some more news that will no doubt cause Roger Waters to hit his head against a wall (or one can only hope): Ringo is coming to Israel!

It didn’t come easy, but Ringo Starr is finally going to make it to Israel.

Fifty-two years after a proposed concert by The Beatles fell by the wayside in 1966, the one-time lovable mop-top drummer for the Fab Four is finally going to make his debut in the Jewish state, on June 23 and 24 at the Menorah Mivtahim Arena in Tel Aviv.

The Israel dates will be part of a 21-date European tour that will include shows in France, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Monaco, Netherlands and Italy, according to Starr’s official website. The last time the All-Starrs toured Europe was in 2011.

Starr’s 13th iteration of his All-Starr Band will feature Men At Work’s Colin Hay, Graham Gouldman of 10cc and longtime members, Toto’s Steve Lukather and Journey’s Gregg Rolie, along with Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette.

This news comes as a surprise to me, since Ringo has been spotted here before – on numerous occasions.

He will be the second Beatle to perform in Israel, the first being Paul McCartney who came in 2008. And boy, was that glorious.

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A lawyer by education, David Lange - founder and managing editor of Israellycool - found his calling in advocating for Israel and the Jewish people. He is available for public speaking engagements.