Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band // Northfield, OH 9.21.18

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band

The “13th All Starr Band” Tour

Hard Rock Rocksino

Northfield, OH

September 21st, 2018

Words and Photos by Steffi Wegewitz

Cleveland got a special treat this week when Ringo Starr brought his All Starr Band to the sold out Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield.

His stellar lineup on this tour includes:

– Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey) on keyboards

– Steve Lukather (Toto and countless others) on guitar

– Colin Hay (Men At Work) on guitar

– Graham Gouldman (10cc) on bass

Additional musicians:

– Warren Ham on saxophone

– Gregg Bissonette on drums

The venue was a perfect fit for a small, intimate show with the Beatle, who wore a “Cleveland Browns” shirt when he walked out on stage, celebrating the first win for the team in nearly two years the night before.

Ringo sings about half of the songs and spends he rest of his time on stage behind the drum kit.

On this tour, each of his four All-Starrs leads the band on three of their hits. One of the highlights last night was the Lukather-led “Africa,” a #1 hit for Toto in 1983 and the band closed out the night with “A Little Help From My Friends”, which only seems fitting.

Setlist:

01. Matchbox (Carl Perkins cover)

02. It Don’t Come Easy (Ringo Starr song)

03. What Goes On (Beatles cover)

04. Dreadlock Holiday (10cc cover)

05. Evil Ways (Willie Bobo cover)

06. Rosanna (Toto cover)

07. Down Under (Men At Work cover)

08. Boys (The Shirelles cover)

09. Don’t Pass Me By (Beatles cover)

10. Yellow Submarine (Beatles cover)

11. I’m Not In Love (10cc cover)

12. Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen (Santana cover)

13. You’re Sixteen (Johnny Burnette cover)

14. Anthem (Ringo Starr song)

15. Overkill (Men At Work cover)

16. Africa (Toto cover)

17. Oye Como Va (Tito Puento cover)

18. I Wanna Be Your Man (Beatles cover)

19. The Things We Do For Love (10cc cover)

20. Who Can It Be Now? (Men At Work cover)

21. Hold The Line (Toto cover)

22. Photograph (Ringo Starr song)

23. Act Naturally (Buck Owens cover)

24. With A Little Help From My Friends with Give Peace A Chance (Beatles cover) 

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