Ringo launched his 11th All Starr Band tour this week featuring Edgar Winter, Gary Wright, Richard Page, Wally Palmar, Rick Derringer and Gregg Bissonette.
Fans can expect to hear a jukebox worth of classics including Ringo’s It Don’t Come Easy, Photograph, Little Help From My Friends, Yellow Submarine and Octopus’s Garden as well as selections from his latest release Y NOT (Hip-O/Ume). Ringo will alternate with hits from the All Starr's including: Free Ride, Frankenstein, Broken Wings, Kyrie, Hang on Sloopy, Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo, Dreamweaver, Talking In Your Sleep and What I Like About You.
The tour, booked by Dave Hart, kicks off June 24 with two nights at Fallsview Casino in Ontario and 11 shows later, on July 7, Ringo will celebrate his 70th birthday with a ‚“Peace & Love” celebration at Noon, followed that evening with a concert at Radio City Music Hall. The North American tour concludes August 7 at Los Angeles’s Greek Theater.
You can find the full itinerary at Ringo’s site: http://www.ringostarr.com
Ringo Turns 70 and Celebrates with Peace and Love
This July 7, 2010 Ringo will turn 70 and he will celebrate his birthday in New York City. At Noon Ringo will be joined by family, friends and fans all together in one simple salute: “Peace & Love”.
The genesis of the July 7 Peace & Love Celebrations began in 2008 when Ringo was asked during an interview with Access Hollywood, “what would you like for your coming birthday?” and he replied “more Peace & Love.” That launched a Peace & Love campaign, and Ringo encouraged everyone everywhere to say Peace & Love at Noon their local time. The idea took hold and on July 7 2008, a wave of Peace & Love swept the planet, with Ringo and Barbara joining throngs of fans and Peace & Lovers on the streets of Chicago in front of the Hard Rock Hotel.
The Hard Rock International will once again host various celebrations around the world, with additional spontaneous Peace & Love events cropping up everywhere. (In 2008 Peace & Love events occurred at the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago, LA, New York, and Florida as well as happening at Abbey Road in London, one at Capitol Records in Los Angeles and one at Strawberry Fields in New York's Central Park).
Please join the wave of Peace & Love as it continues this July 7 2010. Whether you say it along with a crowd, out loud as you go about your day, Tweet it or simply think the words, we hope you will join Ringo in celebrating ‚"Peace & Love" wherever you are at Noon your local time.
Other noon celebrations
- London will celebrate with a Peace & Love moment at Abbey Road.
- In Los Angeles, fans will gather for a Peace & Love moment in front of Capitol Records, and at Ringo's star on the walk of fame, Hollywood & Vine.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, celebrates Ringo's birthday by unveiling one of Ringo's drums on display as of July 7; Also tied to the premiere of PBS artists den performance taped earlier this year at The Met with Ringo and Ben Harper and Relentless 7 Broadcasts, nationally from the week of July 5th.