Starr and his All-Starr Band - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney,
Australia - 13th Feb 2013
Starr (Richard Starkey) has finally returned to Australia
to perform in a professional capacity... yes, sorry
no Beatles, but if you didn't know already... he was
still in shape and agile, Starr looks like is back
to his 1964 fighting weight. The world famous drummer
brings not only the big beat but also a nice set of
not all about R.S, and nor should it be. His ever-evolving
All-Starr Band now includes Todd Rundgren, Steve Lukather
(Toto), Gregg Rolie (Santana and Journey) and Richard
Page (Mr Mister), Mark Rivera and Gregg Bissonette.
told media: "We have such a mixed bag,"
"There's people my age and there's kids who are
interested in the players. I just want everyone to
playlist includes Beatles favourites as well as his
solo hits; Yellow Submarine, Matchbox, Honey Don't
and It Don't Come Easy.
group is back at the Hordern Pavilion again tomorrow
night, so for some, that will be Valentine's Day delight.
than just play his rockabilly-fuelled highlights from
early Beatles' albums (Honey Don't and Act Naturally),
Starr also went with his singalong from the White
Album, Don't Pass Me By.
Starr highlights included a cover of The Shirelles'
Boys, which he'd also sung in his pre-Fab Four days
as a member of Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, Yellow
Submarine and a ragged I Wanna Be Your Man.
top evening, Starr's show is essentially an evening
of two parts. There are FM radio hits from some familiar
faces that hold the show together and comprise a great
band. Then there's Starr - why most of the crowd turned
up in the first place. The Hordern seemed to be about
75% full, which is pretty good, with Starr being the
4th Beatle and all, plus the fact that many groups
are currently touring at the moment - all after the
gets Ringo and his mates again tomorrow...then its
Melbourne, Saturday and Sunday; Adelaide, February
19; and Perth, February 21.
thanks to Ringo, his promoter and everyone else who
helped make tonight's show such a great success.
Starr official website