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Zak Starkey with:
All-Starr Band 1992

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Zak and RingoApril 2, 1992, Ringo unveiled his second All Starr Band at a press conference at Radio City Music Hall. (The UK version was held April 6th at the Dorchester Hotel, London). This time, Zak was an official member along with Ringo, Joe Walsh, Dave Edmunds, Timothy B. Schmit, Nils Lofgren, Todd Rundgren, Burton Cummings and Tim Cappello.

The Rehearsals

Two weeks of rehearsals began May 19th in LA at S.I.R studios, footage of which was BRIEFLY aired on MTV's Week In Rock music news roundup June 13, 1992. Additional rehearsals were held June 1st and pre-show June 2nd in Sunrise Fl.

Typical Set List

Part 1: Intermission: Solo Spotlight
  • I'm The Greatest
  • No No Song
  • No Time (Cummings)
  • Girls Talk (Edmunds)
  • Look At Us Now (Walsh)
       (replaced by Rocky Mountain Way as of 6/26)
  • I Can't Tell You Why (Schmit)
  • Shine Silently (Lofgren)
  • Bang The Drum All Day (Todd)
  • Don't Go Where The Road Don't Go
  • Yellow Submarine

The intermission featured a solo spotlight by 1 or more performers, and alternated nightly, as did their song selection.

Songs performed included:

  • Dream of A Child, A Fool A Fool I Met A Fool, Undun, These Eyes, Stand Tall (Cummings)
  • Lady Madonna (Edmunds)
  • Believe, Valentine, an italian folk song (Lofgren)
  • There Goes My Inspiration, Love Of The Common Man, One World, You've Got To Hide Your Love Away, Lysistrata, What's Going On->Mercy Mercy Medley, The Wheel (Todd)
  • Desperado, Pretty Maids All In a Row, Meadows, Indian Summer, The Friend Song, The Way I Am (Walsh)
Part 2: Encore:
  • Keep On Tryin' (Schmit)
  • Wiggle (Capello)
  • Black Maria (Todd)
  • In The City (Walsh)
  • You're Sixteen
  • Weight Of The World
  • Walkin' Nerve (Lofgren)
    (alternated with Just A Little)
  • I Hear You Knocking (Edmunds)
  • American Woman (Cummings)
  • Boys (added 6/28)
  • Photograph
  • Act Naturally
  • With A Little Help From My Friends

Todd Rundgren does not perform at all at the Sept 1 and 2 shows.

Joe Walsh does not perform at all at the Sept 4, 5 and 6 shows due to scheduling.

HARRY NILSSON is special guest Sept 4th and performs Without You!

The main setlists varied occasionally. Sets were often truncated, especially at Festival-type multi-billed shows and at two shows (early/late) in one day gigs.


1st Leg - US Dates

This first leg of the tour mainly concentrated on the East Coast and Mid West United States. It began June 2, 1992 in Sunrise FL, and ended June 28th in Bonner Springs, KS.

2nd Leg - European Dates

zak at montreuxThe European leg of the tour ran from July 2 - 24th 1992, and included the UK, Sweden, France, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Denmark, Belgium and Italy! Many of these were "festival shows".

The Liverpool Empire show is heavily featured in Disney's "Ringo: Going Home" special, while the July 13th Montreux Jazz Festival show was videotaped and later released on CD and VHS/Laser Disc.
See Broadcasts

3rd Leg - US Dates

The third and final leg of this tour again returned to the States, concentrating mainly on the West Coast, with some occasional detours East. It began August 1 in George, WA and ended Sept 6th, in Las Vegas, NV.


CBS This Morning, July 7, 1992, aired a portion of "With A Little Help ..." from one of the June Radio City Music Hall performances along with a brief interview segment.

The Liverpool Empire July 6th performance was the centerpiece of The Disney Channel's Ringo: Going Home special. It was produced and directed by Stan Dorfman, and first aired April 18th, 1993.
Zak and Dad, Liverpool Empire The program features Ringo taking son Jason on a walking tour of his old Liverpool haunts, interspersed with footage and songs from his July 6th Liverpool Empire concert.
Full performances of Weight Of The World, You're Sixteen, Don't Go Where The Road Don't Go, and Act Naturally can be seen, while portions of many other songs are shown or featured in-between and under interview segments.
The studio Don't Go Where The Road Don't Go was released in Europe as a single in Nov of 1992. In Sept of '92, Stanley Dorfman put together a promo video for the song using soundcheck footage (venue unknown) and live footage from the July 6 Liverpool Show!

The July 13th performance at The Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland, recorded as well as videotaped - in HDTV - as a Quincy Jones / Montreux Jazz Festival / Swiss TV Co-production, and broadcast (in part? whole?) by Swiss TV. The All-Starr set was released on video and CD.

The band was also featured in a segment of ABC's In Concert, which featured a few songs, mixed in with interview segments, backstage and rehearsal footage.

Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon carried live segment featuring "You're 16" from Sept 6th at Caesar's Palace.

Tour Book Credits

92 tour bookExamination of the tour book seems to show that Zak apparently kept a low profile, as he does not appear in any of the group pictures in the program or those used for various promotions. He does have a picture and bio, which misprints his age at the time of his first professional gig as "19". It should read "17" (as it does in his 1995 All-Starr bio).

He does have a lot of "sponsors" listed in the credits of the tour program: tour book photo

The drum technician for the tour was: Jeff Chonis.

All-Starr Band #2 Releases: (w/Zak)

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Special mention: Set lists, tour dates, venues, etc have been compiled from various sources over the years. However, THE major source that verified and corrected this information was the awesome book by Chip Madinger and Mark Easter entitled: Eight Arms To Hold You - The Solo Beatles Compendium - Covering recordings, releases, tours, tv, film, video and more!
Find out more and order your copy at

Last Updated: Sunday, November 21, 2004
Created: Dec 1996
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