Sunday, July 6, 2014

7 Days of Starr Day 6- The All-Starrs

"Everybody on stage is a star in their own right"- Ringo Starr

For over two decades Ringo has been traveling with thirteen All-Starr bands, But what's an All-Starr? An All-Starr are other musicians, who just like Ringo after The Beatles break-up, needed a new start, the idea for the band was conceived by producer David Fishof and since 1989 Ringo had toured with members from The E-Street, Saxophone legend, Clarence Clemons to Toto vocalist and guitarist, Steve Lukather. Although the band is "Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band" it's not nearly a show based around Ringo, Ringo will open the show with the usually "It Don't Come Easy" followed by one or two more tracks from his solo or Beatles career, but after that he may only appear singing three or four more times while his all-starrs all perform songs from either their solo work or an early career with a band.

 1989:
The First All-Starr Band was (the tour I personally would of liked to see the most);
The 1989 group
  1. Ringo Starr
  2. Joe Walsh
  3. Nils Lofgren
  4. Dr. John
  5. Billy Preston
  6. Rick Danko
  7. Levon Helm
  8. Clarence Clemons
  9. Jim Keltner
With special appearances by;
  1. Zak Starkey
  2. Bruce Springsteen
  3. John Candy
  4. Tom Lofgren
  5. Garth Hudson
  6. Paul Schaffer
  7. Max Weinberg
 The band would tour throught the US and in Japan in from 23 July- 3 September, 1989 with songs like Ringo's "No No Song" and "Back Off Boogaloo" to Joe Walsh soloing "Desperado" and "Life In The Fast Lane" from his career with The Eagles, Billy Preston wailing through "Nothing From Nothing", "The Weight" performed by Band members Levon Helm, Rick Danko, and Dr. John, and many other songs.

 1992:
While on tour in 1992
  1.  Ringo Starr
  2. Joe Walsh
  3. Nils Lofgren
  4. Todd Rundgren
  5. Dave Edmunds
  6. Burton Cummings
  7. Timothy B. Schmit
  8. Zak Starkey
  9. Timmy Capello
Guest;
  1. Harry Nilsson
  2. James Gang
  3. Jeff Healey
  4. Tom and Mike Lofgren
  5. Hoyt Axton
  6. Bonnie Raitt
  7. Gary Busey
  8. Kenny Passarelli
  9. Nick Lowe- who filled in for Timothy B. Schmit on several occasions
This tour was launched to promote the new Ringo album Time Takes Time. The show opened with Ringo singing "I'm The Greatest", he'd also go on to sing hits like "Yellow Submarine", "Act Naturally" and others, while Todd Rundgren sang "Bang the Drum All Day", Timothy B. Schmit singing "I Can't Tell You Why", and many other songs by each other. The All-Starrs would be traveling through the US and Europe from 2 June- 6 September, 1992.
While performing in Houston, Texas 1995

1995:
  1. Ringo Starr
  2. Randy Backman
  3. Billy Preston
  4. Felix Cavalier
  5. Mark Farner
  6. Zak Starkey
  7. John Entwistle
  8. Mark Rivera
Guests:
  1. Joe Walsh
  2. Steven Tyler
  3. Max Weingberg
  4. Slash
  5. Stevie Nicks
Expected to be on the tour;
  1. Nils Lofgren- who was suppose to be on the tour but had to leave do to a reunion of the E-Street Band, replaced by Mark Farner
  2. Clarence Clemons- who also had returned for the E-Street reunion, replaced by Mark Rivera

From 2 July- 28 August, 1995 The All-Starrs traveled through the US and Japan with songs like "Takin' Care of Business" by Randy Bachman, "Good Lovin'" from Felix Cavaliere, even "Boris the Spider" sung by John Entwistle, and plenty others.

1997-1998
  1. Ringo Starr
  2. Peter Frampton
  3. Gary Brooker
  4. Jack Bruce
  5. Mark Rivera
  6. Scott Gordon
  7. Taken on 12 August, 1998
  8. Simon Kirke
Guest:
  1. Ginger Baker
  2. Leo Kottke
  3. Bob Mayo
  4. David A. Stewart
  5. Dave Mason- who left before the tour started
The fourth All-Starr Band may seem to be the shortest at that time but that didn't effect the set-list. IN fact the band had an average show filling their venues with twenty-five songs from "Show Me The Way" performed by Peter Frampton, "White Room" by Jack Bruce, and even "Photograph" by Ringo himself. The band played in US, Europe, and Russia with a scattered tour from 28 April- 7 June, 1997 and again on 7 August-5 September, 1998.

1999:
  1. Ringo Starr
  2. Todd Rundgren
  3. Gary Brooker
  4. Jake Bruce
  5. Simon Kirke
  6. Timmy Cappello
Guest:
  1. Ginger Baker
  2. Joe Walsh
From 12 February- 29 March, 1999 the All-Starrs performed "It Don't Come Easy", "Love Me Do", "All Right Now", "Hammer in My Heart" and twenty more songs as they traveled through the United States.

2000:
  1. Ringo Starr
  2. Dave Edmunds
  3. Eric Carmen
  4. Jake Bruce
  5. Simon Kirke
  6. Mark Rivera
Guest:
  1. Andy Summers
Gone before the tour started:
  1. Billy Squier
  2. Billy Preston- replaced by Eric Carmen
  3. Ray Davis
"Hungry Eyes" by Eric Carmen, "I Knew the Bride" performed by Dave Edmunds and many more could be heard as the All-Starr's performed various venus from 12 May- 1 July, 2000 in the United States.

2001;
  1. Ringo Starr
  2. Roger Hodgson
  3. Howard Jones
  4. Sheila E.
  5. Ian Hunger
  6. Greg Lake
  7. Mark Rivera
 The Supertramp hit "Give A Little Bit" was performed by Roger Hodgson, "With A Little Help From My Friends", Howard Jones with 'Things Can Only Get Better" with twenty-three others were heard from 12 May-1 July, 2001 as the All-Starr's toured across the US.

 2003;
  1.  Ringo Starr
  2. Paul Carrack
  3. Colin Hay
  4. Sheila E.
  5. John Waite
  6. Mark Rivera
Guest;
  1. Simon Kirke
  2. Mark Hudson
  3. Steven Van Zandt
  4. Gary Burr
From 24 July- 7 September,2003 The All-Starr's played the US supporting Ringo's new album Ringo Rama. "A Love Bizarre" by Sheila E. even "Never Without You", a song about the love and friendship of George Harrison was beautiful sung by Ringo.

2006;
at the Gibson Amphitheatre 2006
  1.  Ringo Starr
  2.  Billy Squier
  3. Richard Marx
  4. Edgar Winter
  5. Rod Argent
  6. Sheila E.
  7. Hamish Stuart
Left Prior To Tour;
  1. Mark Hudson
The tour started on 14 June ending on 20 July, 2006 traveling through the United States promoting the Choose Love album. Billy Squier had sang "Everybody Wants You" with Edgar Winter shortly playing his well known "Free Ride"  with the Zombie classic "Time of the Season" and many more like Ringo performing "Act Naturally" and other favorites as well as the other musicians.

2008;
  1. Ringo Starr
  2. Billy Squier
  3. Colin Hay
  4. Edgar Winter
  5. Gary Wright
  6. Hamish Stuart
  7. Gregg Bissonette
Guest;
  1. Levon Helm
Supporting Ringo's new album, Liverpool 8, the All Starr's toured the United States opening with "With a Little Help From My Friends" closely followed by Billy Squier's "Lonely is the Night" and other favorites like "Dream Weaver" and other classics.

2010-2011;
  1. Ringo
  2. Wally Palmar
  3. Rick Derringer
  4. Edgar Winter
  5. Gary Wright
  6. Richard Page
  7. Gregg Bissonette
Guests;
  1. Paul McCartney
  2. Mark Rivera
  3. Zak Starkey
  4. Joe Walsh
  5. Jim Keltner
  6. Jeff Lynne
Supporting another one of Ringo's albums, Y Not, the group played in the United States, Europe and South America from 24 June to 7 August, 2010 and continuing about a year later 4 June to 17 July, 2011 and again from the first of November to the 20 November, 2011. Songs like Richard Page's days with Mr. Mister's "Broken Wings" to "Hang On Sloopy" from Rick Derringer's days with the McCoys, and "What I Like About You" from Wally Palmar's group The Romantics.

 2012-2013;
Photo taken by me at the 19 June, 2012 concert
  1.  Ringo Starr
  2. Steve Lukather
  3. Gregg Rolie
  4. Todd Rundgren
  5. Richard Page
  6. Mark Rivera
  7. Gregg Bissonette
Guests;
  1. Joe Walsh
  2. Nils Lofgren
  3. Pat Mastelotto
 From 14 June- 21 July, 2012 then again from 7 February to 1 March, 2013 followed by a short break and continuing back on the road from 29 October to 23 November, 2013 the All Starr's performed songs like "Black Magic Woman" from Gregg Rolie's previous band, Santana, "Hello It's Me" from Todd Rundgren, "Hold The Line" from Steve Lukather's Toto, and other classics like "It Don't Come Easy", "Don't Pass Me By" and many more as they supported Ringo's new album, Ringo 2012.

2014;
  1. Ringo Starr
  2. Steve Lukather
  3. Gregg Rolie
  4. Todd Rundgren
  5. Richard Page
  6. Warren Ham
  7. Gregg Bissonette
Ringo and the All-Starr's are currently touring the US since 6 June to 19 July and will continue to perform after a short break from 2 October to 23 October, 2013 with performances from Ringo's "Wings", "I Wanna Be Your Man" and others with Gregg Rolie's "Oye Como Va", Steve Lukather singing "Rosana" and other's in between.

I personally have seen Ringo twice at the TD Bank of America Pavilion in Boston, MA on 29 June, 2010 and 19 June, 2012, both shows were phenomenal filled with jokes, laughs, and high energy performances by all musicians. If you haven't seen them yet, I highly recommend it.

To read about Ringo's current tour dates check out RingoStarr.Com and remember to Save The Rhinos! 
Note; I have to give credit to where it's credit is deserved and I had found the set list and tour dates at wikipedia.com




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