One of the two surviving Beatles is coming back to town.

Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band will play Stir Cove on Aug. 23 as part of the group’s 30th anniversary tour.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via Ticketmaster.

Born Richard Starkey, Starr joined Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon in The Beatles in the ’60s.

Though most well known as the band’s drummer, Starr wrote songs including “Octopus’s Garden” and “Don’t Pass Me By.” He also sang lead vocals on Beatles recordings including “Act Naturally,” “Yellow Submarine” and “With a Little Help From My Friends.”

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After the Fab Four’s breakup, Starr released several solo albums, starting with “Sentimental Journey” in 1970.

His 1973 album, “Ringo,” was a hit, and it featured the rest of the Beatles and numerous other guest stars. Two songs from the album, “Photograph” and “You’re Sixteen,” hit No. 1 on Billboard’s singles chart.

That collaborative style went on to become something of Starr’s signature.

Starr created the All Starr Band in 1989, and the group has had a rotating membership, featuring members of other accomplished bands.

This summer’s lineup includes former Men at Work frontman Colin Hay as well as former Santana lead singer Gregg Rolie, longtime Toto guitarist and vocalist Steve Lukather and former Average White Band musician and vocalist Hamish Stuart. Veteran musicians Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette, who have each toured with many famous acts, also are participating in this year’s tour.

It’s an impressive lineup. With the Beatles, Starr played a part in 34 top 10 singles. All Starr Band members have been involved in 12 more top 10 songs.

In concert, Starr plays Beatles hits and selections from his solo career. Members of his backing band also typically play their own songs. So show attendees could hear hits such as “Down Under,” “Africa” and “Oye Como Va,” among several others.

Starr, 78, also has a new book on the way. Out in April, “Another Day in the Life” is his third book featuring previously unpublished photographs captioned with Starr’s stories and observations.

Though the Beatles never played Omaha, Starr and Paul McCartney have made a few stops in the area. McCartney played Omaha in 2005 and 2017 as well as Lincoln in 2014. Starr played the CenturyLink Center, now the CHI Health Center, in 2014 and Lincoln’s Pinewood Bowl in 2016.


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Kevin Coffey is the entertainment editor and critic, covering music, movies, video games, comic books and lots more. Follow him on Twitter @owhmusicguy. Phone: 402-444-1557.

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