Just days after Tom Jones visited the metropolis, the British invasion continues. Ringo Starr will arrive at Place Bell in Laval on Monday evening, accompanied by his All Starr Band to thrill the nostalgic fiber of the entire 450. In the meantime, here are 7 things to know about the former Beatles member.
1) Spectacular form
It is an 82-year-old ex-Beatle who will take to the stage in Laval on Monday evening, Ringo Starr being the eldest member of the famous Fab Four. In particularly exemplary form for his age, the Briton recently shared his secret: physical exercise, quite simply. “I hate the word 'rest,'” he said in a recent interview with USA Today, noting that he hits the gym up to six times a week. < /p>
2) A Bond girl in the 450?
Touring across Canada, the United States and Mexico until the end of October, is Ringo Starr traveling alone or with his wife, -Barbara Bach? The couple being rather discreet in their public appearances, it is difficult to be certain. So we bet that many will keep their eyes open in the hope of seeing the famous Bond girl in the flesh in the vicinity of Place Bell.
3)A warning to fans
Some artists make it a duty, even a pleasure, to read the countless letters from their admirers. But not Ringo Starr. In fact, the Briton has been very clear to his fans: he systematically refuses to open the envelopes addressed to him, and has been for almost four years. Let's say that his decision offended many… despite the fact that he made this announcement by repeating “peace and love” no less than five times in a 40-second video, published on his social networks in 2018.   ;
Even if his solo career has lasted since the dissolution of the Beatles in 1970, Ringo Starr remains very lucid: his projects will never surpass the success obtained by the most famous of British groups. He has also long launched “Thank you to the five people of you who bought my album! at each of his concerts. A great way to keep both feet firmly planted on the ground, isn't it?
5) A 15th All Starr Band
Since its formation in 1989, the All Starr Band has gone through 15 different compositions. If it has welcomed Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks, Paul -McCartney, Eric -Carmen or even John Candy over the years, it is now made up of Steve Lukather (Toto), Colin Hay (Men at Work), Hamish Stuart (Average White Band), Warren Ham (Kansas), Edgar Winter and Gregg Bissonette.
6) Two hours of hits
What to expect at a concert by Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band? To hits, of course. But which ones? It goes without saying that the titles of the -Beatles will take on great importance on Monday evening, but we will also be able to hear the greatest successes of his accomplices. Africa (Toto), Down Under (Men At Work), Pick Up the Pieces(Average White Band) and other Frankenstein (Edgar Winter Group) will thus interfere between the Yellow Submarine, With a Little Help from My Friends and Give Peace a Chance throughout the two-hour concert.
7) Front drummer everything
Although he has always sung — both with the Beatles and as a soloist — Ringo Starr is first and foremost an outstanding musician. Rolling Stones magazine named him the fifth best drummer in rock and roll history. And with a fortune estimated at 300 million US dollars (almost 410 million Canadian dollars), he would also be the richest of them. No wonder his drums are on display in the prestigious -Metropolitan Museum of Arts (the MET, for insiders) in New York.
Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band will be heating up Place Bell de Laval starting at 8 p.m. on Monday.