Watch Ringo Starr’s Band Perform ‘Octopus’s Garden’ For The First Time

Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band opened their final North American tour at Casino Rama in Orillia, ON, Canada with a set that featured the Beatles song “Octopus’s Garden” for the first time.

This is the 15th All-Starr road trip, with Steve Lukather of Toto, Edgar Winter, Colin Hay and Hamish Stuart of the Average White Band among the line-up. The 24-song performance included classic tracks from each artist’s catalog and ended with a rousing rendition of The Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends” which joined The Plastic Ono Band’s “Give Peace a Chance.”

Starr has performed “Octopus’s Garden” four times in the past, while on tour with his Roundheads collective – once in 1998 and three times in 2005. He expressed pleasure in putting it back in his set, and even found himself laughing with delight when his colleagues joined in on the harmonies. Video of the performance, along with a full set list, can be found below.

In addition to tracks by Starr and the Beatles, the show included Toto’s “Rosanna” and “Africa”, Winter’s “Free Ride” and “Frankenstein”, and Hay’s Men at Work’s “Down Under”. The band extended their tour dates throughout the summer and fall, with the Trek currently scheduled to end on October 20 in Mexico City.

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Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band, Casino Rama, 5/27

1. “Matchbox”
2. “It’s not easy”
3. “What’s Happening”
4. “Free Ride” (with Edgar Winter)
5. “Rosanna” (with Steve Lukather)
6. “Pick Up the Pieces” (with Hamish Stuart)
7. “Down Under” (featuring Colin Hay)
8. “Boys”
9. “I am the greatest”
10. “Yellow Submarine”
11. “Cut the Cake” (Hamish Stuart)
12. Frankenstein (Edgar Winter)
13. “The Octopus Garden”
14. “Step Back Boogaloo”
15. “Overkill” (with Colin Hay)
16. “Africa” ​​(with Steve Lukather)
17. “Work To Do” (with Hamish Stuart)
18. “I want to be your man”
19. “Johnny B. Goode”
20. “Who can it be now?” (with Colin Hay)
21. “Hold the Line” (with Steve Lukather)
22. “Photographing”
23. “Act Naturally”
24. “With a little help from my friends”

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