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RINGO ALSO RELEASES “GIVE MORE LOVE,” HIS NEW VIDEO FEATURING FANS’ MESSAGES OF PEACE & LOVE

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This event will be in Nice, France and returns to Hard Rock Cafe where it started in Chicago, 10 years to the day from the first celebration held there on July 7, 2008.

On July 7, 2008, RINGO STARR joined fans, friends and family on the streets in front of Hard Rock Cafe Chicago to celebrate his birthday with a simple call to action: Inviting everyone everywhere to say, post #peaceandlove or even think “Peace & Love” at noon, their local time. Ten years later, Ringo’s dream of generating a wave of Peace & Love that spans the planet on July 7 starting at noon in New Zealand and ending at noon in Hawaii continues to unfold.  Last year saw fans in over 23 countries join the movement – from New Zealand to Antarctica, Latin America to Asia, Hawaii and more.

Today the recently knighted Sir Ringo Starr announced that this year he will return to Hard Rock Cafe, celebrating his birthday and joining fans in Nice France, where Ringo will be while on tour with his All Starr Band (tour dates below). In keeping with the international support the event has seen, Hard Rock Cafe will play a video message from Ringo in restaurants around the world just before Noon, inviting patrons and fans to join Ringo and generate “Peace & Love” (details for which will be listed on Ringo’s Facebook page under “Events” – and listed below – for fans around the world who want to gather).

In addition to Hard Rock, this year’s event is being sponsored by The David Lynch Foundation, which promotes world peace every day by teaching meditation to at risk people all over the planet. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday, or a better gift I could ask for, then Peace & Love. I was blown away last year with how far this idea keeps spreading – we started in New Zealand, had people sending Peace & Love from Antarctica, Japan, Costa Rica, India, Russia, Brazil, Europe, London, Liverpool and Hawaii. It was so far out. So here we are 10 years later and it keeps growing. I want to thank Capitol who have hosted us the last 4 years, Hard Rock, the David Lynch Foundation and everyone for continuing to help spread Peace & Love, Ringo.”

In a fitting tribute to the Peace & Love movement, today Ringo is also releasing his video for “Give More Love” (the title song from his most recent, 2017 release, GIVE MORE LOVE, via UMe). Directed by Brent Carpenter, the video includes photos from fans depicting peace, love and kindness, selected from those submitted in a GIVE MORE LOVE contest.

LINK TO VIDEO: https://UMe.lnk.to/GiveMoreLoveVideoPR

A reminder to all who would like to participate, you don’t have to go anywhere, or say anything, you can just think “Peace & Love,” anywhere you are, at work for example, or otherwise busy, and know you are still contributing Peace & Love to the moment.

For those wanting to gather together, locations of all participating Hard Rock Cafes will be announced soon, check Ringo’s Facebook Event page for updates and details.

HISTORY OF RINGO’S ANNUAL JULY 7th PEACE & LOVE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS:

2008 – Chicago, IL Hard Rock Cafe

2009 –Online campaign including in store salutes at Noon at all Hard Rock Cafes worldwide

2010 – New York City, NY: Hard Rock Cafe, Times Square

2011 – Hamburg, Germany: Hard Rock Cafe

2012 – Nashville, TN: Hard Rock Cafe

2013 – Online celebration including a video message from Ringo

2014 – Los Angeles, CA: Capitol Records Tower

2015 – Los Angeles, CA: Capitol Records Tower

2016 – Los Angeles, CA: Capitol Records Tower

2017 – Los Angeles, CA: Capitol Records Tower


RINGO INKS WORLDWIDE PUBLISHING DEAL WITH BMG

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The agreement covers the iconic musician’s Beatles and solo catalog, as well as future compositions.

Ringo has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with BMG, the company announced on Tuesday (April 10). The agreement covers Starr’s Beatles and solo catalog, spanning nearly 50 years, as well as future compositions.

Among the over 150 titles included in the deal are his songwriting contributions with The Beatles’
“What Goes On” from Rubber Soul, “Flying” from Magical Mystery Tour, “Don’t Pass Me By” from The White Album, “Octopus’s Garden” from Abbey Road and “Dig It” and “Maggie Mae” from Let It Be, as well as other rarities.
As a solo artist, Starr has released 19 studio albums, spanning from 1970’s Sentimental Journey to last year’s Give More Love. His 1973 album, Ringo, peaked and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and is RIAA certified Platinum, with singles “Photograph” and “You’re Sixteen” topping the Hot 100 chart.

Ringo has been awarded nine Grammy Awards and has twice been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — first as a Beatle and again as a solo artist. Last month, he was honored with a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II for services to music and his charity work.
“I love making music and the song writing process — and putting new music out there to play along side the old,” said Starr in a statement. “How great to be working with BMG who are excited to have my entire catalogue.”

Added BMG U.S. president, repertoire & marketing, Zach Katz, “It is an understatement to say our entire team is overwhelmingly excited to welcome Ringo to the BMG family. From New York, Nashville, and Los Angeles to our offices around the world, we are all in, globally committed, and eager to show him what a multimedia music company can do, across the board, when you have the right creative tools to put your music to work.”
BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch said in a statement, “Ringo Starr is a contemporary artist with an incredible history, and BMG is exceptionally proud that he has chosen us to represent his past and future songs.”

Ringo will be heading out on tour later this year with a new iteration of his All Starr Band.

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RINGO TO PERFORM AT THE BMO HARRIS PAVILION ON SEPT. 8

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Ringo will officially bring his All-Starr Band – comprised this time of the likes of Men At Work’s Colin Hay, Toto’s Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie of Journey and Santana fame and new member Graham Gouldman of 10cc (“I’m Not In Love”) – to the BMO Harris Pavilion on Sept. 8. As always, the show – Ringo’s first in Milwaukee since 2015 – will be a mix of songs by the Beatles, from Ringo’s solo records and All Starr Band members’ performing some of their own hits.

“There is no greater joy for me than playing great music with great musicians,” Starr said, in a release. “Every night we get to play for all those loving people and it makes the hassle of touring worth it. It is a Peace & Love fest and I can’t wait to see you all out there this summer and fall.”

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RINGO ANNOUNCES U.S. LEG FOR 2018 ALL STARR BAND TOUR

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Today Ringo Starr announced he has added U.S. tour dates to the 2018 All Starr Band’s itinerary. The band will be touring Europe this June and July and now confirm an additional 20 dates throughout North America in September.

The 2018 All Starr Band includes Colin Hay (“Who Can It be Now”, “Land Down Under”), Steve Lukather (“Africa”, “Hold The Line”, “Roseanna”), Gregg Rolie (“Black Magic Woman”, “Evil Ways”) and new member Graham Gouldman of 10cc (“I’m Not In Love”, “Things We Do For Love”). On percussion and sax is Warren Ham and on drums Gregg Bissonette.

Every Ringo and His All Starr Band show features classic hit after hit, with each band member bringing to the set their most popular songs.

Ringo has often called the All Starrs “the best 1-800-band in the land,” and of this coming tour he said, “There is no greater joy for me than playing great music with great musicians. Every night we get to play for all those loving people and it makes the hassle of touring worth it. It is a Peace & Love fest and I can’t wait to see you all out there this summer and fall.”

Sept 1 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa, OK

Sept 2 Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, Rogers, AR

Sept 3 Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO

Sept 5 Iowa State Center, Ames, IA

Sept 7 Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO

Sept 8 TBA, Milwaukee, WI

Sept 9 Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, IN

Sept 11 Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, OH

Sept 13 Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY

Sept 14 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, NY

Sept 15 The Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT

Sept 17 Bosch Center Wang Theatre, Boston, MA

Sept 19 Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

Sept 21 Hard Rock Rocksino, Northfield Park, OH

Sept 22 The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL

Sept 23 Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St Paul, MN

Sept 25 Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO

Sept 27 Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, San Diego, CA

Sept 28 City National Civic, San Jose, CA

Sept 29 Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

As previously announced, in June Ringo and the 2018 All Starr Band will embark on a 21 date tour, that begins in Atlantic City, New Jersey and then goes immediately to Europe where the rest of the shows will be. The last time the All Starrs toured Europe was 2011.

Summer Tour Dates:

June 2 Borgata Casino Event Center, Atlantic City, NJ

June 6 L’Olympia, Paris, France

June 8 Holland Blues Festival, Grolloo, Netherlands

June 9 Flens Arena, Flensberg, Germany

June 10 StadPark, Hamburg, Germany

June 13 Kaisaniemi Park, Helsinki, Finland

June 15 Lunden, Horsens, Denmark

June 16 Tempodorm, Berlin, Germany

June 17 Stadhalle, Zwickau, Germany

June 19 Congress Hall, Prague, Czech Republic

June 20 Stadhalle, Vienna, Austria

June 23 Menorah Arena, Tel Aviv, Israel

June 26 St. Jordi Club, Barcelona, Spain

June 28 WiZink Center, Madrid, Spain

June 29 Coliseum, La Caruna, Spain

July 1 Bizkaia Arena BEC, Bilbao, Spain

July 4 Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

July 6 Sporting Complex, Monte Carlo, Monaco

July 8 Piazza Napoleone, Lucca, Italy

July 9 Piazza Degli Scacchi, Marostica, Italy

July 11 Autorium Parco Della Musica, Cavea, Rome, Italy

RINGO HAS BEEN KNIGHTED FOR HIS SERVICES TO MUSIC

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The Duke of Cambridge bestowed the honour on the Liverpool-born star at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

“It means a lot actually,” the musician told the BBC. “It means recognition for the things we’ve done. I was really pleased to accept this.”

The honour comes 53 years after the Beatles were all awarded the MBE – and Starr said he had missed his bandmates’ companionship this time round.

“I was a bit shaky today on my own,” he said.

When The Beatles received their MBEs in October 1965, the occasion was not without controversy.

Rock and roll was still viewed with suspicion by the establishment and several previous honourees returned their medals in disgust.

John Lennon later claimed that the Beatles were so nervous at the idea of meeting the Queen they sneaked into a bathroom at Buckingham Palace for a cigarette.

“Who said that?” laughed the drummer after Tuesday’s ceremony. “I’m not keeping that rumour going.”

He arrived at the investiture with his wife, Barbara Bach, offering his trademark peace sign for fans and photographers.

Asked whether he wanted to be known as Sir Ringo, the musician, whose real name is Richard Starkey, replied: “I don’t know yet. It’s new and I don’t know how you use it properly.”

Turning to BBC reporter Colin Paterson, he added: “But I expect you to use it.”

Ringo added he knew exactly what he’d do with his medal.

“I’ll be wearing it at breakfast,” he joked.

His honour comes 21 years after fellow Paul McCartney was knighted.

Ringo said the pair had met for dinner last week in Los Angeles, and Sir Paul had offered him some advice for the ceremony: “Keep smiling.”

source:bbc