Concert Reports


Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band

Vina Robles Amphitheatre


Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band – Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Edgar Winter, Warren Ham, Hamish Stuart, Gregg Bissonette – brought their spring 2023 tour to Vina Robles Amphitheatre, on Friday, June 16 



All Photos: Ray Soto / Central Coast Rocks


Nederlander Concerts produced the Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band performance at Vina Robles Amphitheatre, as well as at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre, June 15, and San Jose Civic, June 17. “It’s a new year and here are some new tour dates,” Ringo affirmed. “I love playing with the All Starrs and can’t wait to be back out on the road again with this band. I send Peace and Love to you all and we hope to see you out there.”


Ringo Starr struck gold when he formed The All Starrs in 1989, and over the years various versions of the band have entertained sold out audiences around the world. Past members of Starr’s band include Joe Walsh, Nils Lofgren, Clarence Clemons, Peter Frampton & Billy Squier.


The current lineup of the band that hit the Vina Robles Amphitheatre stage on Friday consists of Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Edgar Winter, Warren Ham, Hamish Stuart, & Gregg Bissonette


Opening their set with “Matchbox,” a Carl Perkins cover, the band set the tone for the evening and then quickly launched into Ringo’s 1971 hit “It Don’t Come Easy.” Of course the great advantage of having an All Starr Band is letting them shine on their own accomplishments and Ringo did just that as he proved to be an energetic ringleader that masterfully entertained on his own and seamlessly wove in each band member’s own hits into the set.


Guitar shredder Steve Lukather ( Toto ) treated the crowd to versions of his former band’s classics “Rosanna,” and “Africa.” Edgar Winter took the audience on a “Free Ride,” & Colin Hay ( Men At Work ) took everyone “Down Under.” Then, Hamish Stuart ( Average White Band ) stepped up to “Pick Up The Pieces”


Rousing sing along versions of “Yellow Submarine,” “Back off Boogaloo,” & “Hold The Line” highlighted the rest of the set with a grand finale trifecta of “Photograph,” “Act naturally,” & The Beatle’s classic “With A Little Help From My Friends.”
With the band taking the customary bow from the stage, Ringo Starr was grinning appreciatively & flashing his trademark peace sign, still feeding off the Sold Out Vina Robles crowd’s energy. Peace & Love to you Ringo.




2022 was a busy year for Ringo that included spring and fall tour dates with his All-Starr band. Ringo also released EP3 on September 16, and on November 18, EP3 was issued on 10” vinyl and blue cassette and accompanied with a new music video, “Everyone and Everything.” Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band Live at the Greek 2019 (Roccabella via BFD/The Orchard) was released on Blu Ray, DVD, CD and a special yellow double vinyl November 25. In addition, Ringo created 500 life-sized “Peace and Love” sculptures of his iconic hand symbol that were sold exclusively through Julien’s Auctions to benefit the Lotus Foundation.

Throughout his career he has received 9 Grammys, has twice been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame first as a Beatle and then as solo artist. Between 1970 and 2015 Ringo has released 18 solo studio records. He has acted in over 15 films, received an Academy Award, and was nominated as an actor for an Emmy. Ringo has published three books; had a stint as a male fashion model and that same year went behind the lens for the Foo Fighters PR shots.


For all his many creative successes, Ringo is and always will be first and foremost a musician, a drummer. Ringo’s candor, wit and soul are the lifeblood of his music. As he sang on the autobiographical Liverpool 8, “I always followed my heart and I never missed a beat.” Peace and love are his life’s rhythm and melody, and he propels this universal message in everything he does: his evocative artwork, his enthused live performances, his legendary songs, all imbued with the joy, reflection, and wisdom of the music icon the world knows and loves simply as ‘Ringo.’




About Vina Robles Amphitheatre


Welcome to the Vina Robles Amphitheatre, where European Inspiration meets California Character and the stars always shine. Here, two of California's great compositions meet, as exceptional wine and intimate live music are paired to create an unforgettable wine country experience.


The 3,300 seat boutique amphitheatre is nestled on a picturesque, oak-dotted hillside in Paso Robles on California's Central Coast. With its opening in the summer of 2013, the Vina Robles Amphitheatre became one of the largest outdoor venues for arts and entertainment in San Luis Obispo County. Featuring a style reminiscent of the California missions, guests are able to immerse themselves in a unique and intimate concert adventure as they enjoy modern amenities and first class hospitality. The concert season runs from May through November and features top tier acts from around the world in all genres. Various seating options all within 150 feet from the stage, including regular, VIP and general admission lawn seating, make events accessible to anyone in the community. We look forward to sharing our love of wine and the arts with you soon. For more information about the Vina Robles Winery, Click Here


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