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Jul072017

Ringo Starr marks 77th birthday with new album announcement

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It's 7/7 and it's Ringo Starr's 77th birthday. In honor of the occasion, the former Beatles drummer has announced details of his upcoming studio album.

The disc, Ringo's 19th solo project, is called Give More Love and it'll be out on CD and digitally on September 15, while a vinyl version will hit stores on September 22.

The 10-track collection features collaborations with Starr's old Fab Four band mate Paul McCartney, his brother-in-law Joe Walsh and a slew of other well-known artists, including Edgar Winter, Toto's Steve Lukather, Peter Frampton, Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmit, Richard Page of Mr. Mister, Eurythmics' Dave Stewart and Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench.

McCartney appears on two songs, "We're on the Road Again" and "Show Me the Way," both of which Starr co-wrote with Lukather.

Give More Love also features four bonus tracks, one of which, "Back Off Boogaloo," is based on the original demo recording Ringo made when he first wrote the song in 1971. The other three bonus tracks -- "You Can't Fight Lightning," "Photograph" and "Don't Pass Me By" -- are reworked renditions of Starr tunes based on performances of the songs that took place at Ringo's 2016 "Peace and Love" birthday event.

As for today's birthday celebration, Starr is holding his annual "Peace and Love" salute at noon PT in front of the Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles. Satellite events are also happening all over the globe, some of which you can watch at Facebook.com/RingoStarrMusic.

In October, Ringo and his All-Starr Band will hit the road for a tour.  The All-Starr lineup is the same as it's been since 2012: Lukather, Page, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette.

Here is the track list of Give More Love:

"We're on the Road Again"
"Laughable"
"Show Me the Way"
"Speed of Sound"
"Standing Still"
"King of the Kingdom"
"Electricity"
"So Wrong for So Long"
"Shake It Up"
"Give More Love"
"Back Off Boogaloo"*
"Don't Pass Me By"*
"You Can't Fight Lighting"*
"Photograph"*

* = bonus tracks.

And here are Ringo and the All-Starrs' tour dates:

10/13-14, 17, 20-21, 24, 27-28 -- Las Vegas, NV, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
10/30 -– El Paso, TX, Abraham Chavez Theatre
10/31 -– Austin TX, Moody Theater
11/2 -– Sugarland, TX, Smart Sugarland Civic Center
11/ 4 -– Thackerville, OK, Global Events Center at Winstar
11/7-8 -– Ft Lauderdale, FL, Parker Playhouse
11/11 -– Atlanta, GA, Fox Theater
11/12 -– Norfolk, VA, ODU Pavilion
11/14 -– Morristown, NJ, Mayo Performing Arts enter
11/15 -– New York City, NY, Beacon Theater
11/16 -– Newark, NJ, New Jersey Performing Arts Center

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