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Enter the lottery for the chance to reserve one ticket to a special concert by Ringo Starr with Ben Harper & Relentless 7 at a secret location in New York City on Thursday, January 14 at 12 pm (doors 11 am). If selected, you will be emailed venue details. Cost: $20 at the door.

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Comments (34)

lol no way

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 9:45 AM

what? A secret show in the middle of the day that costs money?

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 9:54 AM

do we really need a secret show for the lesser beatle?

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 10:01 AM

lesser beatle? no such thing.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 10:03 AM

peace and love.....peace and love

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 10:10 AM

You couldn't pay me. And you certainly couldn't get me to pay!

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 10:16 AM

This is why brooklynvegan.com is a necessity not a luxury

Posted by hipster replacement | January 12, 2010 10:16 AM

all you haters knock it off. ringo is pure fun. and ben harper is awesome.

(let the vitriol fly)

Posted by hipster replacement | January 12, 2010 10:17 AM

I hope the secret show-goers have fun. Yeah, imagine that stuff costs money. Even in NY. wow.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 10:21 AM

The drummer for the largest selling band of all time for $20 what a rip off...(Sarcasim that is)

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 10:50 AM

ben harper plays the drums?

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 11:31 AM

ringo starr plays the drums?

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 11:41 AM

they should have scheduled this in Jersey make sure Ben smokes it on stage now that the thing is legal

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 12:20 PM

that dude looks gay

Posted by gay dar | January 12, 2010 1:20 PM

I would love to attend the Ringo/Ben Harper Show. There is no such thing as a "lesser" Beatle!!!!!!!!!

Posted by NANCY KRAMER | January 12, 2010 2:13 PM

I have been listening to the Beatles since I was born--weaned on it by my parents and I am a drummer as well.....I would so love to see Ringo Starr perform in person...a dream come true...

Posted by Yarden Yanover | January 12, 2010 2:15 PM

What the heck? There's no such thing as a lesser Beatle and he's not bad! He's awesome, actually! I would pay all the money in my life savings to go see him live!

Posted by Hannah | January 12, 2010 3:49 PM

Only on BV would people complain about an opportunity to see Ringo Starr for $20.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 4:03 PM

Are they playing together??? Ringo rules! but Ben Harper is a waste.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 4:12 PM

ringo's making this show a secret so nobody knows that nobody would pay $20 to see him.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 8:11 PM

MEHngo SMEHrr

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 11:22 PM

How much does Ringo normally cost when its not a secret?

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2010 2:08 AM

"Are they playing together??? Ringo rules! but Ben Harper is a waste."

Looks like it -- on tonight's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Ben Harper & Relentless 7 was Ringo's band.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2010 2:22 AM

Anybody win the lottery to go to this yet?

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2010 10:58 AM

i won. i am in. but only 1 ticket. it's at a place i have never heard of. it looks like it is being filmed. it's on 57th st.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2010 11:12 AM

address?

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2010 11:22 AM

It is likely being filmed for "Live From The Artists Den" which has been on both PBS and Ovation. Seems odd they would charge for a taping - Austin City Limits certainly doesn't.

Posted by texastab | January 13, 2010 11:23 AM

Im in. Not happening on 57th

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2010 4:16 PM

I'm in too -- VERY excited!!

Posted by PattiVill | January 13, 2010 5:39 PM

where is it happening?

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2010 7:19 PM

the met, but you have to be on a list

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2010 7:34 PM

the show was pretty cool

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2010 4:11 PM

set list anyone?

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2010 5:06 PM

Agreed! I got to the Met early enough to score a great seat in the 2nd row. The auditorium seats about 700 -- I saw quite a few empty seats in the balcony, which I guess they didn't really care too much about from a filming perspective.

Here is the setlist:

Ringo Starr with Ben Harper & the Relentless 7:
Photograph
Walk With You
I Wanna Be Your Man

Ben Harper (solo):
Walk Away

Ben Harper & the Relentless 7:
Morning Yearning
Faithfully Remain
Up To You Now

Ringo Starr with Ben Harper & the Relentless 7:
The Other Side of Liverpool (x2)
It Don't Come Easy
With A Little Help From My Friends

encore:
Boys

Joan Osborne sang backup on several of the songs above There was a string section as well for a few songs.

Ringo was behind a full drum kit for I Wanna Be Your man and Boys with Ben's drummer playing alongside him. Otherwise Ringo was up front.
And the Liverpool song was performed twice because Ringo apparently screwed up the last verse and also broke the skin of the single drum he was playing for that song.

Ben stopped Morning Yearning to start it over, declaring "I fucked that up" then joking about it -- better that it happen on one of his songs than on one of Ringo's. Which then prompted Ringo to mock storm the stage and scold Ben about making mistakes. Very funny, I hope it makes it into the final broadcast.

Ringo got standing o's left and right. Ben played a smokin' Up To You Now that got a standing o from the 2nd row back while the Ringo fanatics in the 1st row sat on their hands.

EVERYBODY got up to dance for Boys -- we'd been clapping for a loooooong time for an encore and eventually Alan Light took the stage and started to announce that the show was over. In the middle of that announcement Ringo came back on stage wearing his coat, saying he'd gotten halfway to his car to leave before deciding to come back for an encore.

Looked like everyone on stage had a lot of fun throughout the set. Interesting that Ben genuinely didn't seem to know whether it was ok for him to talk onstage between songs during Ringo's portions of the set -- there was some awkwardness there.

All in all, a very enjoyable show -- well worth the $20 and the scheduling scramble.

Posted by PattiVill | January 14, 2010 6:13 PM

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