After waking up to the second of the Tetrad of Eclipses, the night of October 8 in Austin was closed with music from the Starrs. Last night Ringo Starr & His All Star Band – featuring Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Steven Lee “Luke” Lukather, Richard Page, Gregg Bissonette and Warren Ham – played the first of two concerts at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater.
The atmosphere was filled with such vehemence from the crowd enjoying the spectacle and the eminent talent. Music chanted and joy discharge mixed with classic tunes was the glare radiating all over the venue.
Ringo Starr and the All Starr Band members covered generations of rock history through the night performing hits from their own career and former bands.
Ringo Starr covered “Matchbox” and “Honey Don’t ” (Beatles/Carl Perkins) plus solo originals “Photograph” and “It Don’t Come Easy”, Steve Lukather did “Roseanna” and “Africa” (Toto), Richard Page performed “Kyrie” (Mr. Mister) with Ringo the Ex-Beatle playing drums, Greg Rolie delivered “Black Magic Woman” (Santana) and also part of the set list “Yellow Submarine”, “With a Little Help from My Friends” and “Don’t pass by me” (The Beatles) among other classic themes.
Would like to point out that mobile phones display was kept to a minimum adding more interaction and enjoyment from the public, Yes there were pictures and videos taken here and there from all areas, but you could barely notice device surfing at the concert, lately not many shows tend to get that respect for music, but glad this one did.
Outstanding show, Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band, a concept born 25 years ago delivers a lesson of music influence for at least 3 generations.
Second show is this coming Sunday Oct 12 – Tickets and Info visit Austin City Limits Live