Fans can pre-order the black vinyl and CD now, releasing May 31
Friday April 26, 2024 – Today Ringo Starr’s EP Crooked Boy, originally released on April 20, 2024 as a limited edition on Record Store Day, is now available for streaming everywhere. Additionally, fans can pre-order the black vinyl and CD now, releasing May 31.
Crooked Boy includes 4 songs all written and produced by Linda Perry – “February Sky,” “Gonna Need Someone,” “Adeline,” and “Crooked Boy.” After previously collaborating on two songs that appeared on earlier Ringo EPs (“Coming Undone” on Change the World and “Everyone and Everything” on EP3), Linda approached Ringo and asked if she could produce an entire EP.  This is the result.
“I love what Linda did and I think all the songs are all great but one thing I did ask her was to write me a rocker. And that’s ‘Gonna Need Someone’ and I love it! Nick Valensi plays guitars on it – and on all of the EP – and he is great,” added Ringo. Listen to him talk about this HERE.
So it is fitting that to mark the digital release that it is accompanied by the official video for “Gonna Need Someone.” The video features Ringo and Nick Valensi and was directed by Johann Rashid and produced by Nick Ventura, creative by Peter Savieri with additional cinematography by Sophie Hur and Nick Ventura.  The video is a perfect companion to the high paced track – and features both new footage as well as footage taken from Ringo’s own archives.
Watch the video, HERE.
Fans got a first listen to the entire EP at Amoeba Music Hollywood on April 18th, watch HERE, and a chance to get an Amoeba exclusive 7″ red vinyl of “February Sky” (HERE). There was second celebration on Record Store Day when friends joined Ringo and producer Linda Perry at a playback at Morrison Gallery at the Sunset Marquis, with a photo exhibit built around the cover image shot by Harry Benson.
In other Ringo news:
Ringo will also be taking his All Starr Band back on the road for 12 shows this Spring – dates and 9 shows this Fall (4 more coming soon):
Spring Dates (May/June):
May 22 Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian
May 24 Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
May 25 Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian
May 26 Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian
May 28 San Bernadino, CA – Yaamava Theatre
May 29 Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian
May 31 Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian
Jun 1 Las Vegas, NV – The Venetian
Jun 5 Mexico City, MX – Auditorio Nacional
Jun 6 Mexico City, MX – Auditorio Nacional
Jun 8 Hidalgo, TX – Payne Arena
Jun 9 Austin, TX – The Moody Theater
Fall Dates (September):
Sept 12 Omaha, NE – The Astro Amphitheater
Sept 14 New Lenox, IL – Performing Arts Pavilion @ The Commons
Sept 15 Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion
Sept 17 Washington DC – The Anthem
Sept 18 Medford, MA – Chevalier Theatre
Sept 20 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Sept 22 Niagara Falls, ON – Fallsview Casino Resort
Sept 24 Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at The Mann
Sept 25 New York City, NY – Radio City Music Hall
Additionally, Ringo recently published his 8th book, Beats & Threads, through Juliens Auctions. Ringo’s trend setting threads were as signature as the beat of his drums and this book features over 200 images including never before seen photos and extensive details on his drums. Ringo–in collaboration with noted historian, author, speaker, drummer, and vintage drum collector, Gary Astridge–offers for the first-time the most comprehensive look at his legendary Beatles-era drum kits containing decades of research-based information with curated and detailed photographs of these pieces of music history. It is available now through www.juliensauctions.com
For More information, please visit Ringo’s website, RingoStarr.com
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