All-Starr Band Dazzles at St. Michelle Winery Show
The celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles hitting the United States is winding down, and Ringo Starr is just about to wrap up the tour with his All-Starr Band.
Last night at Chateau St. Michelle Winery under a beautiful Seattle sky, complete with a hot-air balloon, Ringo and his bandmates put on an incredible show. Hit after hit from the supergroup had people dancing and singing and enjoying a midweek break from the work grind.
Ringo opened the show with “Matchbox” and played a few more hits from The Beatles before passing the mic around to the rest of the band.
Richard Page of Mister Mister and Steve Luthaker of Toto had a great time ribbing each other between songs, and both men were on fire during their performance. Luthaker’s guitar-playing skills are unmatched in the music industry and he has the credentials to prove it. During guitar solos he got the crowd pumped up and spread energy like wildfire. “Hold the Line,” “Rosanna” and “Africa” were all songs that had the crowd singing along.
Page, who is on his fourth tour with Ringo, brought back memories with songs like “Kyrie” and “Broken Wings.” His voice is so unique and powerful that even Ringo made the point of saying “I’m going to turn the mic over to the voice of the band” when introducing Page.
Page also played one of his original songs, “You are Mine,” and said that Ringo allowed him to play it on the tour. After you hear it you can see why Ringo agreed. Page paints an incredible picture about music and life in an emotional way that draws you in with mesmerizing lyrics and a soft but strong melody.
Todd Rundgren and Warren Ham, along with drummer Greg Bissonete, all knocked out solid performances and you could tell the quality of the music was above how loud they could get.
Ringo came back throughout the show to perform, and toward the end of the night he saw a sign of a young fan who wanted to go backstage, Ringo did him one better and asked security to bring the young man on stage to sit at Ringo’s drum set for the second to last song. The crowd went crazy for his display and Ringo even said “I feel like a big kid.”
“Yellow Submarine” had everyone on their feet clapping along. I’ve still got the song stuck in my head.
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“A Little Help From My Friends” was the last song of the night with the encore being “Give Peace a Chance.” This was Ringo’s fifth time playing Chateau Ste. Michelle.
Matchbox – Ringo
It Don’t Come Easy – Ringo
Wings – Ringo
I Saw the Light – Todd Rundgren
Evil Ways – Gregg Rolie
Rosanna – Steve Lukather and Warren Ham
Kyrie – Richard Page
Bang the Drum All Day – Todd Rundgren
Boys – Ringo
Don’t Pass Me By – Ringo
Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen – Gregg Rolie
Honey Don’t – Ringo
Anthem – Ringo
You Are Mine – Richard Page
Africa -Steve Lukather and Richard Page
Oye como va – Gregg Rolie
Love Is the Answer – Todd Rundgren
I Wanna Be Your Man – Ringo
Broken Wings – Richard Page
Hold the Line – Steve Lukather and Warren Ham
Photograph – Ringo
Act Naturally – Ringo
With a Little Help from My Friends – Ringo
Give Peace a Chance – Ringo