Former Beatle Invites Public To #PeaceAndLove Party
This year it is being held at the Capitol Records tower in Hollywood, CA, and the public is invited.
Here are the details on the 2018 event, which will take place July 7 and Noon PT.
The dream is to create a wave of Peace & Love across the planet, starting in New Zealand and ending in Hawaii. Ringo began these in 2008 at the Hard Rock Café Chicago and last year he celebrated the 10th Anniversary at the Hard Rock Café Nice.
In the ensuing years it has grown enormously with #peaceandlove events all over the world, and this year already has more than 30 events in 22 countries (see below).
I’ve said it before but I really can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday, or a better gift I could ask for, than peace and love,” Starr said. “It’s so great how every year it keeps growing, with the wave of peace and love starting in the morning on July 7 in Australia and ending in Hawaii, with celebrations in all the time zones in between.
“I am so happy to be back at Capitol Records, and for our great sponsors who are carrying the message of peace and love around the world, like the David Lynch Foundation, Life is Good, SiriusXM, Modern Drummer and Starbucks. I also want to thank each and everyone of you for continuing to help spread peace and love, Ringo.”
The event will include tribute performances by Ben Kyle from ROMANTICA with Sara Watkins, and Southern California rock and roll band The Jacks.
There will also be a special premiere of an original song about peace and love composed for the occasion by students of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus in partnership with the South Central LA Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center. The song will later premiere online as a video featuring music students as well as guest artists and friends.
WHO WILL ATTEND: Ringo Starr, Barbara Starkey, David Lynch, All Starr Alum Sheila E, Edgar Winter, Nils Lofgren, Jim Keltner, Gregg Bissonette as well as friends Ed Begley Jr, Richard Lewis, T-Bone Burnett, Benmont Tench, and Life is Good founders Bert and John Jacobs with more to be announced soon.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN: Performances of Ringo’s songs will be followed by a brief welcome from David Lynch who will introduce Ringo. Ringo will lead gathered family, friends and fans in a group #PeaceandLove moment at Noon. Cake will then be presented on stage.
WHEN: Sunday, July 7
WHERE: Capitol Records Tower, 1750 N Vine St, Los Angeles, CA
HASHTAG: #Peaceandlove (Starting at Noon PDT)
WORLDWIDE CELEBRATIONS: Here are the fan organized global events to date, with more to be announced soon via Ringo Starr’s Facebook page:
Bolivia, La Paz
Brazil, Rio de Janiero; Sao Paulo
Costa Rica, San Jose
El Salvador, San Salvador
Germany, Hamburg and Halle
Guatemala, Guatemala City
Japan, Osaka; Tokyo
Spain, Barcelona; Madrid
United Kingdom, London; Liverpool