Ringo Starr plans intense media blitz over next few days to promote new album
JANUARY 28, 2012
Ringo Starr, getting ready for the release of his new album "Ringo 2012" Jan. 31 in the U.S., will be all over TV and radio starting Sunday. Here's a rundown of where you can catch him.
On Sunday, he'll be a guest on Chris Carter's "Breakfast With the Beatles" on KLOS-FM sometime between 11 a.m. and noon PT, host Chris Carter told us. The show will be streamed online on www.955klos.com.
On Monday, Jan. 30, he'll be at the Troubadour (yes, the same club that was the site of John Lennon's infamous "Lost Weekend" incident) for a Town Hall interview by Russell Brand and selected fans. The radio event, sponsored by SiriusXM, will be moderated by record producer (and Ringo friend) Don Was.
On Tuesday, Jan. 31, the day his new album "Ringo 2012" is released, he'll be the headliner on "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" on CBS, the network has announced. Ringo will be the only guest on the show that night and will perform and chat with Ferguson.
On Wednesday, Feb. 1, he'll be a guest on "Conan" on TBS. The network says that besides Ringo, Mark "Dr. Bugs" Moffett will be another guest on the show.
"Ringo 2012," produced by Starr, features nine songs including covers of Buddy Holly's "Think It Over" and Lonnie Donegan's "Rock Island Line" plus new versions of two songs from past albums, "Wings" and "Step Lightly." Performers on the album include Joe Walsh, Dave Stewart, Edgar Winter, Charlie Haden, Van Dyke Parks and Don Was.
Amazon.com has an exclusive deluxe version of the album with an added DVD. The album is also available in import versions from the UK,Japan and Canada.