Ryan Star ended his fiery album release party set headlining Irving Plaza last night with a touching moment.
“Justin, Petr and Greg, get up here right now,” he said, calling his Stage bandmates into the spotlight. “This was all of our dreams.”
Before launching into “Back of Your Car,” which has become Star’s signature song over the years after rising to prominence on the music reality show “Rock Star: Supernova,” he added, “This started out as a Stage song.”
Star may soon have to consider a new signature, as his single “Breathe” climbs the charts and his major-label solo debut “11:59" readies him for the national mainstream. The hit turned into a gorgeous sing-along Tuesday night, even without any prodding.
But “Back of Your Car” will always be special to Star and this time, the song turned into a celebration with Justin Parker, Petr Anselmo and Greg Meyer joining Star’s current band. To make the event even more memorable, Star climbed the speakers to deliver the chorus from B.O.B.’s “Airplanes,” “Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars? I could really use a wish right now.”
Considering how well the memorable 85-minute show went, those wishes may be coming true.
SETLIST: We Might Fall / Brand New Day / Right Now / Last Train Home / 11:59 / Sink or Swim / The One You Know / Losing Your Memory / We Can Work It Out / Psycho Suicidal Girl / Start a Fire // ENCORE: Breathe / You and I / Back of Your Car
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Star plays Looney Tunes in West Babylon at 7 tonight.
(After the show, we caught up with Justin Parker, who said he was shocked that Star called them on stage. "We had no idea it was going to happen," he said. "It was a great moment, though. I was like a fan watching him and Petr and Greg playing together again.")