What About Love – Single Release 10.16.2019

What About Love – Official Video. Clips from the past few years of shows, studio and travels

GRx.

 

‘Sonic Ranch’ – Released Today – (10.11.2019)

My first album in 18 years, ‘Sonic Ranch’ was released today. Thanks to all who have supported me over the years. GRx

“When you’re a two-time Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, you don’t have a lot to prove. But legendary singer-songwriter and keyboardist Gregg Rolie, who holds that rare distinction as a founding member and original lead vocalist of both Santana and Journey, and who has also been a mainstay of Ringo Starr All Star Band since 2012, demonstrates that he’s at the top of his game with the release of “Sonic Ranch”.

“Sonic Ranch” is, simply put, the last forty years in Classic Rock comprised into one album. There’s something for everyone here, and all good. Rolie is in top form, especially his vocals, intact and emotional.
HIGHLY Recommended”

 

Signed Copies of Sonic Ranch – Pre order today.

Hey folks, I’m doing a limited edition run of signed copies of Sonic Ranch. Pre Order today using the link below,

Thanks for all your years of support, GRx.

https://www.newburycomics.com/products/gregg_rolie-sonic_ranch_cd_autographed?variant=30210335047785

Sonic Ranch – Video Clip.

Sonic Ranch Teaser Video.

Gregg Rolie Returns With His First Full-Length Studio Album in 18 Years, Sonic Ranch

LOS ANGELES (August 23, 2019) – When you’re a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, you don’t have a lot to prove. But legendary singer-songwriter and keyboardist Gregg Rolie , who holds that rare distinction as a founding member and original lead vocalist of both Santana and Journey , and who has also been a mainstay of Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band since 2012, demonstrates that he’s at the top of his game with the release of Sonic Ranch (Megaforce Records), his first feature-length studio album in 18 years. “I didn’t plan on taking so long to record a new album,” Rolie says. “The simple fact is, I’ve been working. I’ve been writing songs over the years, and we recorded half of them by 2013. Then I got busy touring with Ringo, and I took part in the Santana reunion, Santana IV. Everything took time. Finally, when Santana IV was done, I could get back to finishing the record.” Rolie recorded the album at several studios in Texas: RMG Studio and Arylyn Studios in Austin, and the Sonic Ranch in Tornillo (the latter of which inspired the record’s title). His son, Sean, served as the main producer, with addition production handled by Chris “Frenchie” Smith and Daniel Sahad. A wide range of Rolie’s illustrious musician friends contributed to Sonic Ranch – among them are his onetime Santana mate Michael Shrieve on drums, as well as bass extraordinaire Alphonso Johnson. And he features not one, but two guitar heroes: Steve Lukather, who plays on the gutsy blues rocker “They Want It All” and the stunning album opener, Give Me Tomorrow,” and fellow Journey alum Neal Schon, who appears on the soulful ballad “Breaking My Heart” and the sinuous groover “Lift Me Up.”

Sonic Ranch’s first single is “ What About Love.” The thunderous sing-along epic sees Sean Rolie displaying his own formidable guitar chops. “The song inspired by Ringo Starr and his message of peace and love,” Rolie explains. “I had started writing it, and I would and play around with it at soundchecks with Ringo. It sounded really good, so I took it home, found the bassline, and Sean produced and engineered it. There’s 15 lead vocals on it. Sean played the guitar solo and said, ‘It’s a little out of tune.’ I said, ‘It’s perfectly out of tune. Let’s go!’ He’s such a great player.”
Rolie wrote all of the 13 tracks on the album, with the exception of “They Want It All,” which he penned with Andre Pessis and Kevin Chalfont, and the piano-driven show stopper “Look into the Future,” which he co-wrote with Diane Valory and Neal Schon – the song originally appeared on Journey’s album of the same name in 1976. “I always liked that track and was waiting for a chance to re-arrange it and record my own version of it.” In addition, Rolie re-images Elvis Presley’s classic “Don’t Be Cruel” as a mid-tempo gospel tune, and his spine-tingling vocal performance would draw a nod of approval from the King. “I used to play it in the same manner for encores with my quartet, and it always went over beautifully, so I decided to end the record with it,” Rolie says. “I’ve got the same group of guys on it – Alan Haynes on guitar, drummer Ron Wikso and bassist Sticky Lopez.”“I’m pretty fortunate to have such good friends who are also some of the best musicians on earth,” says Rolie. “These songs mean a lot to me, and I’m very proud to be putting them out. To have such amazing players helping me to make them a reality is an amazing thing. The album wouldn’t have turned out so well without them.” “What About Love” can be streamed at Spotify . Sonic Ranch is available at iTunes and Amazon . For more information, please visit:https://www.greggrolie.com/

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2019 ‘All Starr’ Tour with Ringo Starr

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Upcoming Dates

AUG10

Vienna, VA, USA

Wolf Trap

Vienna, VA, USA

Wolf Trap

AUG13

Roanoke, VA, USA

Berglund Center Coliseum

AUG14

Philadelphia, PA, USA

The Met Philadelphia

AUG16

Bethel, NY, USA

Bethel Woods Center For The Arts

AUG17

Farmingville, NY, USA

Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater

AUG18

New York City, NY, USA

The Rooftop at Pier 17

AUG20

Champaign, IL, USA

State Farm Center

AUG22

Prior Lake, MN, USA

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

AUG23

Council Bluffs, IA, USA

Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino

AUG25

Santa Fe, NM, USA

Santa Fe Opera House

AUG26

Phoenix, AZ, USA

Celebrity Theatre

AUG29

Oakland, CA, USA

Paramount Theatre

AUG30

Lincoln, CA, USA

Thunder Valley Casino Resort

AUG31

Paso Robles, CA, USA

Vina Robles Amphitheatre

SEP1

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Greek Theatre

2018 Tour with Ringo Starr’s All Star Band

JUN 2
Atlantic City, NJ, USA
Borgata Casino Event Center

JUN 6
Paris, France
L’olympia

JUN 8
Grolloo, Netherlands
Holland Blues Festival

JUN 9
Flensberg, Germany
Flens Arena

JUN 10
Hamburg, Germany
StadPark

JUN 13
Helsinki, Finland
Ice Hall

JUN 15
Horsens, Denmark
Lunden

JUN 16
Berlin, Germany
Tempodrom

JUN 17
Zwickau, Germany
Stadhalle

JUN 19
Prague, Czech Republic
Congress Hall

JUN 20
Vienna, Austria
Stadhalle

JUN 23
Tel Aviv, Israel
Menorah

JUN 26
Barcelona, Spain
St. Jordi Club

JUN 28
Madrid, Spain
WiZink Center

JUN 29
La Caruna, Spain
Coliseum

JUL 1
Bilbao, Spain
Bizkia Arena

JUL 4
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Rockhal

JUL 6
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Sporting Complex

JUL 8
Lucca, Italy
Piazza Napoleone

JUL 9
Marostica, Italy
Piazza Degli Scacchi

JUL 11
Rome, Italy
Auditorium Parco Della Musica, Cavea

SEP 1
Tulsa, OK, USA
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

SEP 2
Rogers, AR, USA
Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion

SEP 3
Kansas City, MO, USA
Starlight Theatre

SEP 5
Ames, IA, USA
Ringo Starr

SEP 7
St. Louis, MO, USA
The Fox Theatre

SEP 8
Milwaukee, WI, USA

SEP 9
South Bend, IN, USA
Morris Performing Arts Center

SEP 11
Kettering, OH, USA
Fraze Pavilion

SEP 13
New York, NY, USA
Radio City Music Hall

SEP 14
Saratoga Springs, NY, USA
Saratoga Performing Arts Center

SEP 15
Wallingford, CT, USA
The Toyota Oakdale Theatre

SEP 17
Boston, MA, USA
Bosch Center Wang Theatre

SEP 19
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Heinz Hall

SEP 21
Northfield Park, OH, USA
Hard Rock Rocksino

SEP 22
Chicago, IL, USA
The Chicago Theatre

SEP 23
St. Paul, MN, USA
Ordway Center for Performing Arts

SEP 25
Denver, CO, USA
Paramount Theatre

SEP 27
San Diego, CA, USA
Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

SEP
28 San Jose, CA, USA
City National Civic

SEP 29
Los Angeles, CA, USA
The Greek Theatre

RRHOF inductions 2017

Very proud to be part of the RRHOF inductions 2017. This is my second induction to the RRHF….  a rare privilege.

https://www.rockhall.com/class-2017-inductions

GRx

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Hall of Fame Nominees – vote opens

Hall of Fame Nominees – vote opens including Journey with Gregg

full details here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hall-of-fame-pearl-jam-tupac-shakur-yes-lead-nominees-w445147

 

I found my place…… in Reno…

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I found my place…… in Reno…