“Ringo’s Riot at the Ryman!” Review by Johnathan Pushkar
“Ringo’s Riot at the Ryman!”
On June 18th, 2016, Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band rocked the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Ringo sold-out two shows over the weekend, and he and his band were full of energy, enthusiasm, and excitement to be in Music City.
Ringo has not played Nashville since 2012, where he and his band recorded the smash hit DVD “Ringo at the Ryman,” and the audience welcomed him back with cheers and applause all night long. At age 75, Ringo showed no signs of his age as he danced, sang, and played drums throughout the evening.
"Ringo’s All-Starr Band” has kept a steady line-up over the past five years, which is comprised of Steve Lukather (Toto), Gregg Rollie (Santana), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Warren Ham (Olivia Newton-John), Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth, Electric Light Orchestra), and Todd Rundgren. Each of the band members expressed their admiration and excitement to be performing in Nashville, and more specifically, to be at The Ryman.
The band’s setlist was jam-packed with everyone’s favorite hits, too!
It Don't Come Easy
What Goes On
I Saw the Light
Bang the Drum All Day
Don't Pass Me By
Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen
I'm the Greatest
You Are Mine
Oye como va
I Wanna Be Your Man
Love Is the Answer
Hold the Line
With a Little Help From My Friends
Ringo’s weekend at the Ryman was undoubtedly a memorable one, and fans of all ages were thrilled to say they have seen a Beatle perform live.
Ringo’s return to Nashville is already anticipated by many, and we cannot wait to welcome him back to Music City!