Ringo Starr's 2001 All Starr Band tour will kick off July 26 in Rama, Ontario, and play nearly 30 dates before closing Sept. 2 in San Diego. As previously reported, the seventh edition of Starr's band

Ringo Starr's 2001 All Starr Band tour will kick off July 26 in Rama, Ontario, and play nearly 30 dates before closing Sept. 2 in San Diego. As previously reported, the seventh edition of Starr's band features Sheila E., Mott the Hoople's Ian Hunter, Greg Lake from Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Supertramp's Roger Hodgson, and Howard Jones. The annual rock ritual has featured performances of such Starr and Beatles standards as "Photograph" and "Yellow Submarine."

"I've no fear of letting other people shine," Starr told Billboard editor in chief Timothy White in an exclusive interview in May. "I love to play with people who shine -- that's what it's always been about for me. We're all playing together, and the fact you're singing the song is a bonus."

To coincide with the start of the tour, Koch Records will on July 24 release "The Anthology ... So Far: Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band," a three-CD live collection. The set will contain the former Beatle's own classics from his last six annual summer treks, plus the hits of guest band members Dr. John, Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton, Dave Edmunds, Levon Helm, Clarence Clemons, Todd Rundgren, Eric Carmen, Jack Bruce, John Entwistle, and many more.

Here are Ringo Starr's All Starr Band's tour dates:
July 26: Rama, Ontario (Casino Rama)
July 27: Montreal (Molson Centre)
July 28: Sterling Heights, Mich. (Freedom Hill Park Amphitheater)
July 29: Chester, W.V. (Mountaineer Race Track)
Aug. 1: Wantagh, N.Y. (Jones Beach)
Aug. 2: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun Casino)
Aug. 3: New York ("Today Show")
Aug. 4: Boston (Fleet Pavilion)
Aug. 5: Manchester Center, Vt. (Riley Rink)
Aug. 8: Gilford, N.H. (Meadowbrook Farm)
Aug. 10: Atlantic City, N.Y. (Trump Taj Mahal)
Aug. 11: Portsmouth, Va. (Harbor Center)
Aug. 13: Atlanta (Chastain Park)
Aug. 14: Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Broward Center)
Aug. 15: Tampa, Fla. (Sun Dome)
Aug. 16: Robinsonville, Miss. (Horeshoe Casino)
Aug. 18: Fort Worth, Texas (Billy Bob's)
Aug. 19: Oklahoma City, Okla. (Six Flags)
Aug. 22: Rosemont, Ill. (Rosemont Theatre)
Aug. 23: St. Paul, Minn. (Minnesota State Fair)
Aug. 25: Denver (Fiddler's Green)
Aug. 27: Portland, Ore. (Schnitzer Hall)
Aug. 28: Woodinville, Wash. (Chateau Ste. Michelle)
Aug. 30: Universal City, Calif. (Universal Amphitheater)
Aug. 31: Concord, Calif. (Chronicle Pavilion)
Sept. 1: Las Vegas (Rio Hotel)
Sept. 2: San Diego (SDSU Open Air Theatre)

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