Review from Ruth Eckerd Hall on the Ringo Starr Tour

An excerpt from the review on the site: “For the first time ever on the tour Gregg Rolie was an All-Star, and well-deserved. The first of many thunderous ovations for the evening came after Rolie’s spectacular performance of the Santana classic, “Evil Ways.” (#9 Billboard Hit in 1969) Gregg Rolie has been overshadowed through the years by virtuoso guitarist Carlos Santana, but it was Gregg Rolie’s majestic vocals and magnificent keyboards that solidified the masterpiece of Santana. Rolie was the voice on almost every classic Santana hit. Rolie was also the founder and original vocalist for the band Journey.

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Evil Ways – Clip from St. Augustine Theater

Here’s a YouTube video from the St. Augustine Theater show

Review from Caesars Palace Show on the Ringo Starr Tour

An excerpt from the review on the site: “Greg Rolie was fantastic bringing the Santana songs into the show.”…

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Review from Bethel Woods – The Original Woodstock Site

The second stop on the Ringo Starr tour saw the band visiting the Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center, which is situated on the hallowed grounds where the original Woodstock festival took place, in 1969. Gregg Rolie, as you may know, performed at the original Woodstock festival as a founding member of Santana. Upon performing “Evil Ways” with Ringo’s band, Gregg told the audience, “the last time I was here, we played this song with Santana 43 years ago!”. Gregg is the only member of the All Starr Band to have performed at Woodstock. Here’s an excerpt from one of the reviews from the show: “He then took his familiar spot behind the other set of drums and turned the stage over to his All Starr Band. They did NOT disappoint. It was an evening of mega-hits with the other stars taking turns. Rundgren’s “Hello It’s Me” followed by Rolie recreating a song he played 43 years earlier on these same hallowed grounds – Santana’s “Evil Ways.” …”

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Here’s a shot of Ringo and the Band standing on the grounds at the site of the original Woodstock festival (the stage for the festival was set up near the road):


Left to Right: Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Steve Lukather, Mark Rivera, Ringo Starr, Gregg Bissonette and Richard Page.


Reviews of the First Date on the Ringo Starr Tour

An excerpt from the review on the Jam! Showbiz Music Site: “However, it was Santana’s Evil Ways – with an absent Starr who left the stage briefly – that got the evening’s first standing ovation”…

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An excerpt from the Backstage review: “Gregg Rolie’s organ filled in all the spaces, and it was clear that Lukather and Rolie were kindred spirits musically. The interplay between them was a joy to watch, and even better to listen to.”…

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Press Day with Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band

Prior to the kickoff of the tour, Ringo, Gregg and the rest of the All Starr band, including Steve Lukather (Toto), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Todd Rundgren, Mark Rivera and Gregg Bissonette, held a press conference, where they previewed some short excerpts of songs they’ll be playing on their summer tour. Check out the YouTube video (Gregg’s segment is at around 3:30)

Gregg Rolie & Alan Haynes at the Iridium Club – New York City

Gregg and Alan will be performing with their duo on March 2nd and March 3rd. Here’s the info:

Iridium Club
1650 Broadway (@51st St.)
New York, NY

March 2nd & 3rd. 2 shows per night. 8:00 PM & 10:30 PM

Gregg Rolie to Play with Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band!

This June and July, you can catch Gregg Rolie, along with Steve Lukather, Todd Rundgren, Richard Page and of course, Ringo Starr, on the Ringo Starr All Star Band tour. Here are the dates:

June 14, 15 – Fallsview Casino, Niagara Falls, ON
June 16 – Bethelwoods PAC, Bethel, NY
June 17 – Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT
June 19 – Bank of America Pavilion, Boston, MA
June 20 – Sands Ampitheater, Canandaigua, NY
June 22 – Jones Beach Ampitheater, Wantagh, NY
June 23 – Ceasar’s, Atlantic City, NJ
June 26 – Mayo Center, Morristown, NJ
June 27 – State Theater, Easton, PA
June 29 – St Augustine Theater, St. Augustine, FL
June 30 – Hard Rock Arena, Hollywood, FL
July 1 – Ruth Ekerd Hall, Clearwater, FL
July 3 – Tuscaloosa Ampitheater, Tuscaloosa, Al
July 4 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, Al
July 6 – Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA
July 7 – Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
July 8 – Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, IL
July 11 – Usana Ampitheater, Salt Lake, UT
July 13 – Northern Quest, Spokane, WA
July 14 – St Michelle Winery, Seattle, WA
July 15 – Edgefield, Portland, OR
July 17 – Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA
July 19 – Humphrey’s, San Diego, CA
July 21 – The Greek, Los Angeles, CA

More dates will be announced soon.

Cool new Journey Greatest Hits – Feelin’ That Way/Anytime Review

Check out this review, written by Nick DeRiso, from Something Else Reviews, of the new Journey Greatest Hits, Volume 2 Release and the classic tracks “Feelin’ That Way” and “Anytime”..

Gregg Rolie Duo – Live in Austin, TX – October 28

Gregg Rolie, co-founder of two multi-platinum super groups, Santana and Journey, makes a unique solo appearance on Friday, October 28th at the One World Theater, in Austin, TX. This special performance is in celebration of his new solo EP, “Five Days”. Gregg, along with his special guest, Austin blues guitarist Alan Haynes, will be playing selections from the new EP along with many old favorites. He’ll share stories from his 40-plus year career and answer questions from the audience during the show. After his performance, there will be a meet-and-greet with the audience and Gregg will be available for pictures and autographs.