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Thursday, 29 January 2015

Postcards from Paradise

Ringo to release new album - but first a tour. Photo: Rob Shanahan
Ringo's new album (or CD, as he refers to it as) is going to be called "Postcards From Paradise", according to the drummer himself on Twitter. The album (his 18th studio album) is currently slated for release 31 March via Capitol (Universal Music) in the USA, Monday 30 March in Europe.

It has 11 new original songs, and the album is the first to include a song written by Ringo in collaboration with his present All Starr Band, with members Steve Lukather (Toto), Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie (Journey), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Wally Palmar (The Romantics) and Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth a.o.). ”POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE” is produced by Ringo Starr himself, and the album was recorded at his own home studio in Los Angeles.

As usual, friends and family are involved in the album. As Ringo himself says: "If I am recording and you're in town and drop by, you're going to be on the record!".

Among the guest stars on the album are people like Joe Walsh (The Eagles), Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Peter Frampton, Richard Marx, Ann Marie Simpson, Nathan East (Phil Collins etc.), Amy Keys and songwriter/producer Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette, Van Halen, Katy Perry, Aerosmith, The Corrs etc.)

1. Rory And The Hurricanes
2. You Bring The Party Down
3. Bridges
4. Postcards From Paradise
5. Right Side Of The Road
6. Not Looking Back
7. Bamboula
8. Island In The Sun
9. Touch And Go
10. Confirmation
11. Let Love Lead

On 18 April 2015 Ringo Starr will be inducted into ‘The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ in Cleveland, Ohio where he will receive the honour in the category ‘Musical Excellence’. Link: Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame

Before releasing the album, Ringo is taking his All Starr Band on a new tour of the Americas:

13. Riverdome, Bossier City, Louisiana, USA
14. Cowan Center, Tyler, Texas, USA
15. BJCC Concert Hall, Birmingham Alabama, USA
17. The Peace Center, Greenville, South Carolina, USA
21. Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana, The Dominican Republic
22. Coliseo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
24. Van Wezel PAC, Sarasota Florida, USA
26. HSBC Brasil, Sao Paolo, Brazil
27. Vivo Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1. (to be determined)
3. Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile
6. Bogota Corferias, Columbia
8. Coliseo Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
10. National Auditorium, Mexico City, Mexico
12. Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez California, USA
13. Masonic Theater, San Francisco California, USA
14. Pala Casino, Pala, California, USA
15. The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

1 comment:

Jaedee said...

Now if he would just give us a remastered box set ala "the Apple years"