Richard will be playing two concerts in the Toronto area in July. First at The Empire Theater on Tuesday, July 10th with A Flock of Seagulls and then at Rock the Park Music Festival’s Mixtape Rewind on Thursday the 12th.
Joining him onstage will be some local musicians who are well known Toronto area players. Drummer Mark Kelso, Sam Pomanti on keys and guitarist Bob McAlpine.
This will be a first for Richard, stepping away from Ringo’s All Starr Band, which he was a member of for the last eight years. “I’m excited to challenge myself, taking the stage without the support of the All Starrs (Steve Lukather, Greg Rollie and Todd Rundgren, and of course the legend, Ringo).” I’ll be playing not just the Mr.Mister hit songs, Broken Wings, Kyrie and Is It Love, but going deeper into some of the less known album cuts from Welcome to the Real World.”
Richard will also be performing the hit song I’ll Remember, which he co-wrote with Madonna and Patrick Leonard. “I’ve only done that one acoustically in the past. Playing it with this band will be interesting and since it was such a big hit for Madonna, I think people will like hearing my take on it.”