It was a very happy birthday for Ringo Starr who was joined today in front of Capitol Records for his #PeaceAndLove birthday celebration. Special guests, family, and friends took part in his annual “Peace and Love” salute. This year guests included Benmont Tench, Bud Cort, Dave Stewart, David Lynch, Ed Begley Jr., Edgar Winter, Eric Burdon, Glen Ballard, Howie Mandel, Joe Montagna, Jim Keltner, Joe Walsh, Richard Lewis, Richard Marx, and the current All Starrs, Richard Page, Steve Lukather and Gregg Bissonette.
This year, Starr’s birthday celebration also included musical tribute performances of Ringo Starr original songs. Vandaveer played “Don’t Pass Me By” and “Photograph,” Alberta Cross played “It Don’t Come Easy and “You Can’t Stop Lightening” and Dave Stewart and Jon Stevens played “With A Little Help From My Friends” and “No No Song”.
Ringo Starr also revealed a new set of tour dates with the current and longest running All Starrs (Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren, Richard Page, Warren Hamm and Gregg Bissonnette) that takes them to Japan and Korea as well as dates up and down the West Coast. Here are West Coast dates, with more to be announced soon:
Oct. 15 – Snoqualmie Casino, Sonqualmie, WA
Oct. 16 – Spokane Arena Star Theatre, Spokane, WA
Oct. 18 – Keller Auditorium, Portland, Oregon
Oct. 19 – Grand Sierra Casino Theater, Reno, Nevada
Oct. 20 – Segerstrom Center For The Arts, Costa Mesa, Ca