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Gregg Bissonette to Tour with Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band in Upcoming North American Tour

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (January 29, 2014) – Grammy Award-winning drummer Gregg Bissonette will join Ringo Starr and the All Starr band for Starr’s upcoming North American tour this summer.

Ringo Starr announced the 2014 lineup and tour dates on Tuesday, January 28.

“I love playing with this band,” said Starr in a statement, “and I can’t wait to get back out and play with them again.”

In addition to Gregg Bissonette on drums, the tour will include Steve Lukather from Toto on guitar, Richard Page from Mr. Mister on bass, Gregg Rolie of Santana and Journey on keys, and Todd Rundgren on guitar.

Ringo Starr reunited with Paul McCartney at the Grammy Awards on January 26 as well as collaborating on a special taping celebrating the Beatles’ 50th anniversary of appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show. The special will air Sunday, February 9 on CBS.

Gregg Bissonette has played with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Ringo Starr, Santana, James Taylor, David Lee Roth, Toto, Linda Ronstadt, Andrea Bocelli, Brian Wilson, Smash Mouth, The Doobie Brothers, Barry Manilow, Ozzy Osbourne, the Brian Setzer Big Band, Enrique Iglesias, and Spinal Tap, to name just a few. He’s played on scores for TV (Friends and 10 Years) and film, including Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, The Devil Wears Prada, American Pie, The Bucket List, and Enchanted.

Bissonette has played on American Idol, as well as on the Academy Award-winning song “Man or Muppet” from the major motion picture The Muppets. He also played on the Grammy winning albums Santana Supernatural and Live in Osaka with Larry Carlton and Steve Lukather.

Ringo Starr and the All Starr band will be playing on the following dates:

6/6 – Rama, Canada, Casinorama
6/7 – Canandaigua, NY, Sands Pavilion
6/8 – Williamsport, PA,  Community Arts Theater
6/10 – Albany, NY, Palace Theater
6/11 – Westbury, NY, Theater at Westbury
6/12 – Vienna, VA, Wolftrap
6/14 – Wallingford, CT, Oakdale Theater
6/15 – Providence, RI, Performing Arts Center
6/17 – New York, NY, Beacon Theater
6/18 – New York, NY, Beacon Theater
6/20 – Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theater
6/21 – Atlantic City, NJ, Caesar’s Circus Maximus
6/22 – Durham, NC, Durham PAC
6/24 – Buffalo, NY,  ArtPark
6/25 – Verona NY, Turning Stone Casino
6/27 – Detroit, MI, DTE Energy Center
6/28 – Chicago, IL, Chicago Theater
6/29 – Cleveland, OH, Jacobs Pavillion Nautica
7/1 – Toledo, OH, Toledo Zoo Ampitheater
7/3 – Tunica MS, Horseshoe Casino
7/5 –  Dallas, TX,  Windstar World Casino
7/9 – Albuquerque, NM,  Sandia Pavillion
7/11 – San Diego, CA, Humphrey’s
7/12 – Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl
7/13 – San Jose CA, City National Civic of San Jose
7/15 – Vancouver, Canada,  Hard Rock
7/16 – Woodenville, WA, Chateau Ste. Michelle
7/19 – Los Angeles, CA, Greek Theatre

Gregg Bissonette and All Star Cast Join YouTube Drummer Wanted Sensation Dean Zimmer

OXNARD, CALIFORNIA (September 27, 2013) – Grammy Award-winner Gregg Bissonette will be performing tonight at 6pm on DrumChannel.com with Dean Zimmer, featured in the popular YouTube video “Drummer Wanted,” and an all-star cast. The show will feature a reunion of the Woodland Hills Drum Club, including Terry Bozzio, Doane Perry, and Myron Grombacher. Drummer Mark Craney started the group with Bissonette, Grombacher, Perry, and Bozzio in Woodland Hills, California.

Dean Zimmer was born with arthrogryposis and has always been in a wheelchair. The video explores his life, including what he has to do just to get his drums in his car, drive his specially rigged van, and get up onto a drum stool. With his band, Zimmer has opened for many major touring acts including Eddie Money, Styx, Paul Rodgers, Thin Lizzy, and Kansas.
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