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RED BANK, NJ – JUNE 20: Gregg Rolie from Santana performs at Count Basie Theater on June 20, 2014 in Red Bank, New Jersey. (Photo by Mark Weiss/WireImage)

‘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”

 

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

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Vienna, VA, USA

Wolf Trap

Vienna, VA, USA

Wolf Trap

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Roanoke, VA, USA

Berglund Center Coliseum

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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

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New York City, NY, USA

The Rooftop at Pier 17

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Champaign, IL, USA

State Farm Center

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Prior Lake, MN, USA

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

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Council Bluffs, IA, USA

Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino

AUG25

Santa Fe, NM, USA

Santa Fe Opera House

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Phoenix, AZ, USA

Celebrity Theatre

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Oakland, CA, USA

Paramount Theatre

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Lincoln, CA, USA

Thunder Valley Casino Resort

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Paso Robles, CA, USA

Vina Robles Amphitheatre

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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

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28 San Jose, CA, USA
City National Civic

SEP 29
Los Angeles, CA, USA
The Greek Theatre

Ringo Starr Tour Dates

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Gregg is currently touring with Ringo’s All Starr Band, here are the tour dates

February:
13 Riverdome, Bossier City, LA
14 Cowan Center, Tyler, TX
15 BJCC Concert Hall, Birmingham AL – Tickets
17 The Peace Center, Greenville, SC
21 Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
22 Coliseo de Puerto Rico, San Juan
24 Van Wezel PAC, Sarasota FL
26 HSBC Brasil, Sao Paolo, Brazil
27 Vivo Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

March:
1 Buenos Aires, Argentina
* FREE performance at the intersection of Figueroa Alcorta Avenue and La Pampa Avenue
3 Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile
6 Bogota Corferias, Columbia
8 Coliseo Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
10 National Auditorium, Mexico City
12 Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez CA
13 Masonic Theater, San Francisco CA – Tickets
14 Pala Casino, Pala, CA
15 The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, NV – Tickets

Gregg Rolie with Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band – Round 4!

Duke-wings-new450After successful tours of the US in 2012, followed by the Pacific Rim and South America in 2013, Gregg will be re-joining Ringo Starr and his pals Steve Lukather, Todd Rundgren and Richard Page in Summer, 2014 for their fourth run with the Ringo Starr All Star Band!! Here are the dates:

June 6 – Ontario – Ontario Rama Casino
June 7 – Canandaigua, NY- Sands Pavilion
June 8 – Williamsport, PA- Community Arts Theater
June 10 – Albany, NY- Palace Theater
June 11 – Westbury, NY – Theater at Westbury
June 12 – Vienna, VA – Wolftrap
June 14 – Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, CT
June 15 – Providence, RI – Performing Arts Center
June 17- New York, NY- Beacon Theater
June 18 – New York, NY- Beacon Theater
June 20 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theater
June 21 – Atlantic City, NJ – Caesars Circus Maximus
June 22 – Durham, NC – Durham PAC
June 24 – Buffalo, NY – ArtPark
June 25 – Verona NY – Turning Stone Casino
June 27 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Center
June 28 – Chicago, IL- Chicago Theater
June 29 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavillion Nautica
July 1 – Toledo, OH – Toledo Zoo Ampitheater
July 3 – Tunica MS – Horseshoe Casino
July 5 – Dallas, TX – Windstar World Casino
July 9 – Albuquerque, NM – Sandia Pavillion
July 11- San Diego, CA- Humphrey’s
July 12 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
July 13 – San Jose CA – City National Civic of San Jose
July 15 – Vancouver BC – Hard Rock
July 16 – Woodenvile, WA – Chateau Ste Michelle
July 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre

Ringo Starr Pacific Rim Tour Underway!

RINGO STARR & HIS ALL STARR BAND TO TOUR THE PACIFIC RIM IN 2013

TOUR COMES ON HEELS OF 2012’S NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER DATES AND FEATURES THE SAME BAND: STEVE LUKATHER (Toto), GREGG ROLIE (Journey, Santana), RICHARD PAGE (Mr. Mister), TODD RUNDGREN, MARK RIVERA and GREGG BISSONETTE

Ringo Starr announced that he his All Starr Band will tour the Pacific Rim this winter with select dates in New Zealand, Australia and Japan. The band is the same line up which just completed a North American tour this past summer and features Steve Lukather (Toto), Richard Page (Mr.Mister), Todd Rundgren, Mark Rivera, Gregg Rolie (Santana & Journey)and Gregg Bissonette.

‘The tour this summer was just GREAT – I love playing with this band and I can’t wait to get back out and play with them again,” Ringo said. “I am looking forward to revisiting Japan with the All Starrs and of course New Zealand and Australia. Peace & Love!”

The tour is being produced by Dave Hart and as always fans can expect to hear a jukebox worth of hits. Ringo classic’s such as “It Don’t Come Easy”, “Photograph”, “Little Help From My Friends”, “Yellow Submarine” and “Wings”, from Starr’s recently released 17th solo record, Ringo 2012 (Hip-O/Ume). All Starr’s hits include “Rosanna,” “Broken Wings,” “Hello It’s Me,” “Black Magic Woman.”