RAMONES : RICHIE RAMONE PLAYING AT BAR VALENTINO IN LONDRINA IN BRAZIL RICHIE RAMONE PLAYING AT BAR VALENTINO IN LONDRINA IN BRAZIL Copyright 2019 -> Helio Volpato (he wrote this report and sent photos) and Jari-Pekka Laitio-Ramone. - RETURN TO INDEX PAGE OF VARIOUS CONCERT REVIEWS. - OR RETURN TO MAIN PAGE OF MY RAMONES SITE. REVIEW: Richie Ramone is doing and playing very well despite heart surgery he had in March (read more below). He played and sang a lot as if nothing had happened. This time the line-up had new in South America because the former member Ben Wah Reagan left the band (in October 2018) and was replaced by Andy Kaos Vehnekamp. He just play drums, so the band have just one guitar player. The show was the same as last time. Opened by Durango 95, followed by Loudmouth and Somebody Put Something In My Drink. They played also for example Smash You, I Don't Care, (You) Can't Say Anything Nice, Chasing The Night, Psycho Therapy and a lot of others Ramones hits. From Richie's solo songs was played for example Criminal. There were some problems with the bass and some songs were interupted but it did not disturb. This time most of the audience was formed by older fans, some of them were with their kids. Review is written by Helio Volpato. Comment by Jari-Pekka Laitio-Ramone: Richie played with his band tour in the USA in October 2018 and Ben Wah Reagan played some shows on it and then Andy Kaos Vehnekamp played in rest of the shows. - Yes, I took over when Ben left mid-tour (2018). Richie met up with The Guillotines, then I stepped in. As a permanent member of the Richie Ramone band it is challenging, and rewarding. We are all becoming friends, and look to be with Richie as long as he can go, wrote Andy to me. The Guillotines was doing support band shows for Richie Ramone's band in October 2018, so Andy played then in some nights two shows. BACKGROUND DETAILS OF RICHIE'S HEART SURGERY (WRITTEN BY JARI-PEKKA LAITIO-RAMONE): Richie Ramone was going to play with his band three shows in the USA in March and 26 shows in Europe in March-April, 2019. Those shows were canceled in February because of health issues. Richie had a operation close to his heart on March 31, 2019. Operation was success. Richie Ramone wrote on April 5, 2019. - It's been a tough couple of weeks, but I just wanted to let everyone know I am back home and resting. Thank you for all the love and get well wishes! Ramones fans are the best in the world and I am so grateful to have you in my corner, Richie wrote. I asked from Richie of his health situation in May 10, 2019. I am really relieved that friend is doing well. - I am doing great. Back to normal and we start touring again in July. Tell everyone I am in good spirits and I'm back on my feet, Richie told to me in May 10, 2019. This show at Valentino in Londrina, Brazil on July 18, 2019 was first show after Richie had a operation. - RETURN TO INDEX PAGE OF VARIOUS CONCERT REVIEWS. - OR RETURN TO MAIN PAGE OF MY RAMONES SITE.