Former Beatle talks up tour

Ringo Starr is streaming footage from yesterday's (June 1st) press conference.

Ringo Starr has been a controversial figure of late. Managing to annoy some Liverpool residents with his claim that there was nothing he missed about the city, the drummer then went on to ban autograph requests.

However the former Beatle intends to get back in touch with his fans after announcing a large scale new European tour.

Including 28 dates, the new tour will take the drummer around the continent. Forming a new version of the All Starr Band, Ringo Starr will blast through hits from his solo career and of course The Beatles.

Broadcast live online yesterday, a new press conference saw Ringo Starr answer questions from fans and even play a bit of music. The genial drummer seemed on fine form, laughing and joking with presenters.

Picking up his sticks, Ringo Starr joined the All Starr Band for a couple of hits demonstrating that he still has that magic touch behind the kit. Highlights from the press conference are available to stream now, watch an edited version below...

Ringo Starr - Press Conference June 1st 2011 on MUZU.

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