ALBANY >> The first of the two living Beatles will play the area Tuesday, when Ringo Starr will be at the Palace Theatre in Albany with his All-Star Band. Sir Paul McCartney will be at the Times Union Center on July 5.
Of course people will be at the Palace to see Starr, but his band is truly a groups of All-Stars. Members include Steve Lukather (Toto), Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie (Santana and Journey), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Mark Rivera and Bissonette. Steve Lukather recalls earlier this year finding himself standing just offstage, about to play one of the most memorable shows of a 40-year music career. He was one of the guitarists in the band that was backing McCartney and Starr for “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles” television special that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the group. For a musician who was inspired to pick up the guitar by the Fab Four, the moment was not lost on Lukather, a founding member of the group Toto. “I was standing there looking at Paul, looking at Ringo, and all of a sudden they start to show a clip of ‘Hard Day’s Night’ and it hit me really hard,” Lukather said. “I got all emotional. That’s the reason I started playing.
Source: Saratogian Entertainment