Ringo Starr and his All Star Band are due to arrive at Brisbane International Airport from Auckland this afternoon, with the master saying he's confident his fans will enjoy his Australian concert tour.
When the Beatles toured Australia in 1964, there was pandemonium at every point, with hundreds of female fans holding siege at their hotels and screaming through each concert.
The now-72-year-old says he remembers the crazy atmosphere when he travelled almost half a century ago with Paul Mccartney, John Lennon and George Harrison.
Starr now returns Down Under with the latest incarnation of his band, featuring Steve Lukather of Toto, Richard Page from Mr Mister, and Gregg Rolie, a founding member and voice of Santana and Journey.
The tour starts in Brisbane tomorrow (Monday) and includes stops in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.