Magical Genre-Spanning Music Moments
Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band
Presented by Barracuda Music, Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria 20180620
The concept is simple, the result huge: You put together a bunch of friends, legends of different bands, who love to play music and then you go on tour and perform songs of everyone. That is Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band.
Colin Hay, Graham Gouldman, Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie (also Journey), Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette are the six guys besides the name-giving man who want to spend a great evening with the audience and celebrate. A good way to spend the summer, and the crowd in the Wiener Stadthalle seems to think the same way.
“Give More Love” is the name of the latest record of Beatles-Drummer Ringo, who arrives in a red jacket and has got the moves and jumps. After a Carl Perkins Cover, the first song of the frontman of the group is probably his most amazing tune: “It Don’t Come Easy”. Directly after he starts introducing the band and to provide “the hits of every band represented here”. And of those there are countless, like the fabulous “Down Under” of Hay’s former formation Men At Work. After six years he is back in the All Starr Band, meanwhile familiar to the younger audience through the series Scrubs.
Ringo himself doesn’t take to much attention, but when getting back to front he got nice jokes, that for example he wrote a lot of songs during the Beatles era but none was recorded. Until “Don’t Pass Me By”. Then he tells “If you don’t know this song you’re in the wrong venue waiting for Led Zeppelin”, followed by “Yellow Submarine”. The 10cc song “I’m Not In Love” he declares a magical moment what it is, as well as the Santana moment.
Of course not to forget of the Toto tracks, where “Hold The Line” gets more and more people run to the front, until everything ends “With A Little Help From My Friends” and “Give Peace A Chance”.