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RINGO STARR AND HIS ALL STARR BAND KICK OFF NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR AND ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL DATES IN OCTOBER

RINGO STARR AND HIS ALL STARR BAND KICK OFF NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR AND ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL DATES IN OCTOBER

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Picture: Left To Right: Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie, Ringo Starr, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Bisonette, Richard Page, Warren Ham

RINGO’S JULY 7TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION OF ‘PEACE & LOVE’ TO BE HELD IN L.A. IN FRONT OF THE CAPITAL RECORDS BUILDING

NEW RINGO STARR ARTWORK EXHIBITIONS OPENING IN NYC, ATLANTIC CITY AND CHICAGO

June 5, 2014 – Rama ONT – Today Ringo Starr took a break from rehearsals with his All Starr Band (including Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren and Gregg Bissonette) to announce new tour dates and activity.

This incarnation of the All Starr band is the same line up he has played with since 2012, with the addition of Warren Ham, who will be given a warm All Starr welcome. Hamm will replace longtime All Starr Mark Rivera who is on tour with Billy Joel.

“I love playing with this band,” Ringo said, “and I can’t wait to get back out and play with them again.”

In addition to his music, Ringo Starr is also bringing his artwork to select cities. What started merely a diversion to pass the time, has since developed into an iconic collection of artwork. This year Ringo has created a unique set of ‘self portraits’ that truly showcases his evolution as a visual artist. June 19, 2014, there will be an opening VIP reception and exhibition of Ringo Starr’s art at Soho Contemporary Art Gallery (www.sohocontemporaryart.com). Ringo’s art may also be seen at the Hard Rock Cafe in Chicago and Ocean Gallery in Stone Harbor , NJ. as well as online at www.RingoStarrArt.com

On July 7, Ringo will be celebrating his 74th birthday in Los Angeles. He invites everyone, everywhere around the world to join him at Noon, their local time in a Peace & Love celebration. For those in LA, at Noon Ringo will join all those who choose to gather and share a Peace & Love moment in front of the Capital Records building.

On July 13 (8pm EST) AXS TV will premiere “RINGO STARR: A LIFETIME OF PEACE AND LOVE” a once in a lifetime tribute concert event honoring Ringo by the David Lynch Foundation. The show is packed with heartfelt moments & great performances from some of music’s biggest & breaking artists including Joe Walsh, Ben Harper, Ben Folds, Brendan Benson, Bettye LaVette, The Head & The Heart and Jesse Elliot and Lindsey McWilliams of Ark Life; with an equally stellar backing band featuring Don Was, Benmont Tench, Peter Frampton, Steve Lukather and Kenny Arnoff. This unique collection of musicians all came together to celebrate one of music’s greatest stars. The concert was shot on January 20, 2014 at the El Rey in Los Angeles and launched the Ringo Starr Peace & Love Fund, established as a division of the David Lynch Foundation (a 501c3 charity), to provide Transcendental Meditation instruction to tens of thousands of at-risk students in underserved schools, women who are survivors of domestic violence, and veterans with post-traumatic stress. http://www.davidlynchfoundation.org/peacelovefund/

RINGO STARR AND HIS ALL STARR BAND ON TOUR:

June:
June 6- Rama, ON – Casino Rama
June 7- Canandaigua, NY- CMAC
June 8- Williamsport, PA- Community Arts Theatre
June 10- Albany, NY- Palace Theater
June 11- Westbury, NY – Theatre at Westbury
June 12- Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap Filene Center
June 14- Wallingford, CT – Toyota Present Oakdale Theatre
June 15- Providence, RI – Performing Arts Center
June 17- New York, NY- Beacon Theatre
June 18- New York, NY- Beacon Theatre
June 20- Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
June 21- Atlantic City, NJ – Caesars
June 22- Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
June 24- Buffalo (Lewiston), NY – ArtPark
June 25 Verona NY – Turning Stone Casino
June 27- Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 28- Chicago, IL- Chicago Theatre
June 29- Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavillion

July:
July 1- Toledo, OH – Toledo Zoo
July 2- Kettering OH – Fraze Pavilion
July 3- Robinsonville, MS – Horseshoe Casino Tunica
July 5- Thatcherville, OK (Dallas, TX) – Winstar World Casino
July 9- Albuquerque, NM – Sandia Amphitheatre
July 11- San Diego, CA- Humphreys
July 12- Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
July 13- San Jose CA – City National Civic of San Jose
July 15- Vancouver BC – Hard Rock Casino
July 16- Woodenvile, WA (Seattle) – Chateau Ste Michelle
July 17- Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater
July 19- Los Angeles, CA- Greek Theatre

October:
Oct 2- Tulsa, OK- Hard Rock Café
Oct 3- St. Louis, MO- Fabulous Fox Theatre
Oct 4- Kansas City, KS- Starlight Theatre
Oct 5- Omaha, NE- CenturyLink Center
Oct 7- San Antonio, TX- Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 8- Austin, TX- Moody Theater
Oct 10- Houston, TX- Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct 15- Charleston- North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Oct 17- Biloxi- Hard Rock Café Biloxi
Oct 18- Jacksonville, FL- Moran Theatre
Oct 19- Ft. Myers, FL- Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Oct 21- Ft. Lauderdale- Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 22- Melbourne, FL- Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 23- Clearwater, FL- Ruth Eckerd Hall

Check local listings for on sale dates and for more information please visit:
www.ringostarr.com

All Starrs: www.stevelukather.com, www.richardpagemusic.com, www.greggrolie.com, www.tr-i.com, www.greggbissonette.com, www.markrivera.com

ABOUT RINGO STARR:
On January 20, 2014 Ringo’s musical legacy was celebrated when The David Lynch Foundation honored Ringo with the “Lifetime of Peace & Love Award”. The event included a star-studded tribute performing from Ringo’s extensive catalog. January 26 saw Ringo perform his song “Photograph” on the GRAMMYS, followed by him jumping on the kit during his old band mate, Paul McCartney’s performance. The two then performed together again the following evening, this time for several songs for the CBS taping of The Beatles Tribute celebrating the 50th Anniversary of their first U.S. visit and appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. It will be broadcast on the exact date, February 9.

In February 2014, Simon & Shuster published “Octopus’s Garden”, a children’s book based on Ringo’s lyrics. This book comes on the heels of December of last year’s PHOTOGRAPH, the Genesis Publications book (http://www.genesis-publications.com/photograph-by-ringo-starr-the-signed-limited-edition/). PHOTOGRAPH was first released as an e-book in conjunction with The GRAMMY Museum exhibit “Ringo: Peace & Love,” a record-breaking exhibit that opened in June 2013 and closed late April 2014. The exhibit had more than 90,000 visitors and was the first major exhibit to focus on a drummer.
(http://www.grammymuseum.org/on-display/special-exhibits/ringo-peace-love)

2013 also saw Ringo tour with his All Starr Band, first in February to the Pacific Rim and then in October in Latin America, concluding with two Stateside shows at the Palms in Las Vegas. In September 2013 Ringo was awarded the prestigious French Medal of Honor, being appointed Commander of Arts & Letters in recognition of his musical and artistic contributions. Ringo’s most recent solo release was Ringo 2012 (Hip-O Records/UMe). In January 2013 UMe released the live DVD “Ringo at the Ryman.” April 20, 2013, in conjunction with Record Store Day, UMe released a Ringo Starr seven-inch vinyl singles collection, featuring “Photograph,” “It Don’t Come Easy” and “(It’s All Down To) Goodnight Vienna.”

ALL PHOTO CREDIT: ROB SHANAHAN

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