Ringo Starr celebrated his 77th birthday on July 7, 2017, surrounded by family, friends, and fans in front of the Capitol Records Tower in a live-streamed noontime “Peace & Love” salute. Ringo also took the occasion to reveal details of his 19th solo album, Give More Love, which will be released by UMe on hi-res digital and CD formats on September 15, 2017, with vinyl to follow on September 22, 2017.
Recorded at Ringo’s home studio in Los Angeles, Give More Love has 10 new tracks featuring collaborations with many of his good friends, including: “We’re on the Road Again,” featuring Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter, and Steve Lukather; “Laughable,” co-written and performed with Peter Frampton as well as Benmont Tench, Timothy B. Schmit, Richard Page, and Amy Keys; “Show Me the Way,” co-written and performed with Steve Lukather, along with Paul McCartney; “Speed of Sound,” co-written with Richard Marx and featuring Steve Lukather, Peter Frampton, and Nathan East (“Speed” is also an early HRAC favorite GMLove track, BTW); “Standing Still,” co-written with Gary Burr; “King of the Kingdom,” including performances by Dave Stewart and Edgar Winter; “Electricity,” co-written with Glen Ballard and featuring Joe Walsh and Don Was; “So Wrong for So Long,” co-written and performed with Dave Stewart; “Shake It Up,” co-written and performed with Gary Nicholson and including Don Was and Edgar Winter; and “Give More Love,” co-written with Gary Nicholson including Timothy B. Schmit and All Starrs Richard Page and Gregg Bissonette.
Give More Love also has four bonus tracks: “Back Off Boogaloo,” “You Can’t Fight Lightning,” “Photograph,” and “Don’t Pass Me By.” This version of “Back Off Booglaloo” is based on the original recording Ringo made when he wrote the song in 1971, and he recently discovered the tape when he moved houses. The other three bonus tracks are collaborations based on performances from Starr’s 2016 Peace & Love Birthday event. Alberta Cross performed “You Can’t Fight Lightning” and Vandaveer performed “Photograph” and “Don’t Pass Me By.” Starr loved their renditions, and asked them to each record them for his new album, also adding his own vocals.
You can preorder Give More Love here: https://UMe.lnk.to/GiveMoreLove
In October, Starr will hit the road in the U.S. with his All Starrs, the same beloved lineup he has performed with since 2012: Steve Lukather, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Richard Page, Warren Hamm, and Gregg Bissonette.
RINGO & HIS ALL STARR BAND – 2017 TOUR DATES:
Oct. 13-14, 17, 20-21, 24, 27-28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Oct. 30 – El Paso, TX @ Abraham Chavez Theatre
Oct. 31 – Austin TX @ Moody Theater
Nov. 2 – Sugarland, TX @ Smart Sugarland Civic Center
Nov. 4 – Thackerville, OK @ Global Events Center at Winstar
Nov. 7-8 – Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Parker Playhouse
Nov. 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theater
Nov. 12 – Norfolk, VA @ ODU Pavilion
Nov. 14 – Morristown, NJ @ Mayo Performing Arts Center
Nov. 15 – New York City, NY @ Beacon Theater
Nov. 16 – Newark, NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center