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January 12, 2018 1:06 pm

Beatles Legend Ringo Starr Gives Shout-Out to Israel in Video Promoting Upcoming Tour

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Legendary Beatles drummer Ringo Starr gave Israel a shout-out in a video he released on Friday announcing his upcoming tour.

In the clip, posted on Starr’s Facebook page, he talks about his summer tour saying, “We’re going everywhere in Europe from Amsterdam to Israel, which isn’t really in Europe but that’s where we’re going.”

Starr — accompanied by fellow musicians Greg Rollie of Journey, Steve Lukather of Toto and Graham Gouldman of 10cc — is slated to perform at Tel Aviv’s Menorah Mivtahim Arena on June 23 and 24.

The concert will be his first-ever performance in Israel and will make him the second former Beatle to perform in the Jewish state, after Paul McCartney did the same in 2008 with a show at Hayarkon Park.

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The show in Israel will feature some of Starr’s songs with The Beatles, as well as tunes from his 40-plus year solo career, according to The Jerusalem Post. The concert will take place more than 50 years after the Israel’s government barred The Beatles from performing in Israel in 1966 over concerns that the British musicians would negatively influence the Jewish state’s youth. The Israeli government later apologized for this action.

Watch Starr talk about his tour below:

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