todd w/ringo on 2/13/99

Review by Kurt Shaffer (Switch to

since i am geographically lucky enough to have been on hand for the first dates of ringo's tour i thought it incumbent upon me to share some of the specifics with those of us who are interested in such things.

the first suprise of the night was the fact that joe walsh is apparently not part of this tour. this leaves todd as the only guitarist, playing about 6 different guitars throughout. no expanation for joe not being there was offered.

todd is located far stage left. ringo opens the show with a few songs and then retires to his drum kit and turns things over to the all starrs. there are no true "solo" numbers like on previous tours, so everyone plays with a full band.

todd's first outing was a very straight forward version of "i saw the light", which both suprised and delighted the near capacity crowd. immediately following this number he turned things over to jack bruce, introducing him wiht heartfelt admiration. he and jack then traded vocals on "sunshine of your love" wiht todd playing blistering guitar riffs.

todd's other numbers were the obligatory "bang the drum" and another suprise with "hammer in my heart." the musical hightpoint for the crowd was "white room" with todd again playing eric clapton for jack bruce and having nothing to apologize for by the end of the song.

all the band members were in excellant voice and it was obvious they were enjoying each others company. the show ran about an hour and forty minutes with no intermission (this was a casino after all) and ringo brought on max weinberg of the e street band as a guest drummer for the finale.

for me the real treat of the night was a chance to see todd simply playing guitar and not having to front the entire show.

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