Released today (September 15th) is Ringo Starr’s 19th solo album, Give More Love. The 10-track collection was once again recorded at his home studio in L.A. and features Ringo’s high-profile friends contributing, including Paul McCartney, the Eagles’ Joe Walsh & Timothy B. Schmit, Peter Frampton, Edgar Winter, Toto’s Steve Lukather, Shelia E., Don Was, the Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, the Heartbreakers’ Benmont Tench, Richard Marx, Mr. Mister’s Richard Page, ELO’s Jeff Lynne — and a posthumous appearance by George Harrison.
Give More Love also has four bonus tracks: “Back Off Boogaloo,” “You Can’t Fight Lightning,” “Photograph,” and “Don’t Pass Me By.” The version of “Back Off Boogaloo” is based on the original 1970 demo recording Ringo made when he wrote the song, which he located when he recently moved houses. The track features along new work by Jeff Lynne connecting the demo with the Harrison-produced original track.
Highlights on Give More Love include Paul McCartney appearing on two tracks — “We’re On The Road Again” and “Show Me The Way,” the Peter Frampton co-write “Laughable,” along with Ringo’s brother-in-law, Joe Walsh, appearing on two tracks.
With well over a dozen All Starr Band tours under his belt over the past 27 years, Ringo admitted to us that he can’t stay off the road for long: “I retire after every tour. I can’t help it. ‘Oh, that’s it, I’ve retired.’ Everybody in the family laughs at me, and I say, ‘No, I’m serious, I’ve retired.’ And then six months later, you say, ‘Well, what do I do? I play.’ And then I’m back out on the road.”
October 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28 – Las Vegas, NV – Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
October 30 – El Paso, TX – Abraham Chavez Theatre
October 31 – Austin TX – Moody Theater
November 2 – Sugarland, TX Smart Sugarland Civic Center
November 4 – Thackerville, OK – Global Events Center at Winstar
November 7, 8 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Parker Playhouse
November 11 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theater
November 12 – Norfolk, VA – ODU Pavilion
November 14 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo Performing Arts Center
November 15 – New York City, NY – Beacon Theater
November 16 Newark, NJ – New Jersey Performing Arts Cente
Photo Courtesy of Rob Shannahan