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18 August 2013
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Ringo toured in Australia a few months ago – for various reasons I didn't go. I'm now regretting not making it happen but one of the things that influenced me was the so-so reviews he got.  So I'm wondering what are Ringo's performances like these days? Apart from the thrill of seeing a real live Beatle, is it worth getting to one of his concerts?a-hard-days-night-ringo-4

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18 August 2013
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I thought it was great without being fantastic in Glasgow probably because of his All-Starr Band, they're a great set of musicians and folks will tell you their worth but i'm not a fan of them tho I did know how the show works: a couple of Ringo tracks followed by a member of the band then back to Ringo. He does have a great rapport with the audience and I loved his music. It did peeve me off that Ringo walked off towards the end of the last number and didn't come back out again, leaving everyone else on stage to get the applause.

Don't regret a second of going, its Ringo!!!!!!!, the only chance i'll ever get as he is nearly never in Scotland. I will probably be in the minority but i'd love to have a full Ringo concert, he doesn't have the wealth of material to pull from as Paul does but he has enough to do a 90 minute concert. I suppose that will bore him which is fair enough.

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18 August 2013
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I know I would go just to see him but the reviews I've read haven't been all that positive – from the music point of view and because of him doing things like that ^ – but maybe just the once, I don't know if I'd spend that much money on tickets every year (if I had the chance to).

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19 August 2013
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I would like to see it. I mean, how can't you love Ringo? I don't think it will be a high-tech show but it's just great music and to see an ex-Beatle live would already be quite an experience. It would depend on the All-Starrs though. I would like it a lot less if I wouldn't know a lot of their own songs.

I've just read a few reviews and most of them are quite positive. It also depends a bit on the All Starr band of course. 

I think you just must not expect anything grande and just have fun. It's not a Paul McCartney show for example. I just saw a quote on one of the reviews and of course I can't really say anything, but from what I've read and seen, I think this pretty much says it all:

''49 years later Ringo Starr wasn’t making history, but he did make an arena full of fans very happy.''

19 August 2013
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No hi-techs at all, it was a very simple set-up but it didn't matter. I think tickets were £80 (I have mine upstairs) but cost didn't come into it as it didn't with Paul. Its a friggin' Beatle and I hate not being able to have ever seen The Beatles, John or George live so there was no way I was going to miss him. I might moan about a few things here and there but I got to see Ringo in person so will never regret it. I booked tickets about 10 minutes after they had gone on sale missing about 25 minutes of a college class.a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

I actually enjoyed Ringo live more than the Rolling Stones.a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

I knew little of the All-Starr Band beforehand, the only songs I did I really don't like (Broken Wings, Kyrie) so used one for a breather. The others were either pleasant enough or I tuned out except for Edgar Winter's Frankenstein which I really enjoyed (never heard of him before).

Glasgow setlist.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
19 August 2013
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^^ Isn't setlist.fm the best? I definitely have Ringo on my bucket list. He always comes to the Greek Theatre when he plays LA, and I'll probably have to buy a nosebleed seat, but it'll be worth it.

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Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

19 August 2013
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Yep, really regretting it now!  paul-mccartney

Thanks for that feedback. That's the feel I had got about his concerts but as you all point out, HE'S A BEATLE!!!! and that alone makes it worthwhile.

setlist.fm is new to me – never stop learning on this forum!

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19 August 2013
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Even if he would ever come to Holland again, I'd probably have no one to go with. 

That setlist looks great btw, except for the songs I don't know.

19 August 2013
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Just curious…has Ringo done any "non-Ringo Beatles songs" in his set list in the past, or does he only do his stuff? I wondered if, for example, he'd do I Want To Hold Your Hand or anything by the whole group? If not, why? (He has the All Starr band to play with him and back him up). Or does he just not want to re-visit the old Beatles days?

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19 August 2013
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I seem to remember there was a Beatles number he did on the 10th anniversary of John's death, maybe to be beamed into the Liverpool Memorial Concert, that wasn't one of his vocals originally.

And there's this from his 1998 tour:

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19 August 2013
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Very cool, mja6758! I love that he's singing "Love Me Do!" Interesting choice…of all the songs he could have done! Thanks for that!

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19 August 2013
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I'd go see Ringo in a heartbeat!  Even if I went alone.  He's a Beatle…I want to see him!  Plus, I love Ringo…he's so cute & funny!  a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

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19 August 2013
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Ringo covered Love Me Do for Vertical Man with Steven Tyler playing the harmonica.

Ringo did I Call Your Name, playing alongside Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Joe Walsh and others, for that Lennon tribute mja mentioned above and its a fine cut. The video includes Ringo remembering meeting John and his tribute to him as well.

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20 August 2013
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Thanks MMM,  that is really, really good. It seems that if you give him a solid, professional backing band,  Ringo can give you some terrific performances.

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20 August 2013
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I saw Ringo when he came to Australia!!! He was wonderful, very charming and sweet…and very Ringo. The thrill of seeing a 'Beatle' sort of wears off after the first two songs…then you just appreciate Ringo. But yes, he is wonderful live and very funny. He dances and waves to everyone :)

31 October 2013
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Seemed like the best place to post… Examiner article – he's started his Latin American tour, and the setlist is posted. 

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Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

1 November 2013
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Eppyisonlysleeping said
I saw Ringo when he came to Australia!!! He was wonderful, very charming and sweet…and very Ringo. The thrill of seeing a 'Beatle' sort of wears off after the first two songs…then you just appreciate Ringo. But yes, he is wonderful live and very funny. He dances and waves to everyone :)

I was so upset I missed him.  For some strange reason I didn't get the usual 'heads up' email from the promoters and I am subbed to every ticketing agency down here.  As the tour had zero news coverage here in Canberra I managed to miss the Sydney appearance completely – sigh.

 

1 November 2013
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trcanberra said

Eppyisonlysleeping said
I saw Ringo when he came to Australia!!! He was wonderful, very charming and sweet…and very Ringo. The thrill of seeing a 'Beatle' sort of wears off after the first two songs…then you just appreciate Ringo. But yes, he is wonderful live and very funny. He dances and waves to everyone :)

I was so upset I missed him.  For some strange reason I didn't get the usual 'heads up' email from the promoters and I am subbed to every ticketing agency down here.  As the tour had zero news coverage here in Canberra I managed to miss the Sydney appearance completely – sigh.

 

I'm so sorry to hear that! You're one of the most ardent Ringo fans here.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

1 November 2013
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^ Seems like (I have followed Ahhh Girl's lead as well – I hit ebay for Sentimental Journey and Beaucoup of Blues the other day).

And yes, if I had got back into buying Beatles CDs a couple of months earlier, I would have been on this site sooner, and probably heard about it here then.

Spilt milk and all that I guess.  Luckily Ringo keeps churning out DVDs of his concerts so I have the Ryman one from his current tour band so I can at least watch that to see what it was all like.

We had a crazy time in Sydney earlier in the year with three of my favourites all here in close proximity: Neil Young & the Horse, Springsteen and Rings.  Never rains but it pours.

Man, I am full of stale proverbs today, it must be that post-Halloween sugar rush …

1 November 2013
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I missed Ringo twice, so I made sure the third time he came around here I saw him. I enjoyed the concert; however, I do not think many of my fellow concert goers did. The amphitheater still had a reasonable large crowd when it was over, but there were several that left in the middle. I don't know if it was because it was the 4th of July, people trying to avoid the let out rush in general, or they didn't like it. I know he doesn't have a lot of material like Paul, but you don't walk away from a living Beatle! Thats just stupid! I don't care about the rush. We waited an hour in traffic before getting back to the hotel and I would do it all over again. 

Okay, enough of my ranting. I thought he was charming and funny. He played songs from his Beatle days, early solo, and some new solo. I enjoyed all the material, including What Goes On which is usually on my skip list. I enjoyed the other musicians as well. I got to hear some Santana and Toto songs, so it was great. Its a night I won't forget. ahdn_ringo_09

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