New Film Project
We are proud to announce an exciting new collaboration between The Beatles and the acclaimed Academy Award winning director Sir Peter Jackson.
The new film will be based around 55 hours of never-released footage of The Beatles in the studio, shot between January 2nd and January 31st, 1969. These studio sessions produced The Beatles’ Grammy Award winning album Let It Be, with its Academy Award winning title song. The album was eventually released 18 months later in May 1970, several months after the band had broken up.
The filming was originally intended for a planned TV special, but organically turned into something completely different, climaxing with The Beatles’ legendary performance on the roof of Apple's Savile Row London office — which took place exactly 50 years ago today.
Peter Jackson said, "The 55 hours of never-before-seen footage and 140 hours of audio made available to us, ensures this movie will be the ultimate ‘fly on the wall’ experience that Beatles fans have long dreamt about."
“I was relieved to discover the reality is very different to the myth,” continues Jackson, “it’s simply an amazing historical treasure-trove. Sure, there’s moments of drama - but none of the discord this project has long been associated with. Watching John, Paul, George, and Ringo work together, creating now-classic songs from scratch, is not only fascinating - it’s funny, uplifting and surprisingly intimate”.
"I’m thrilled and honoured to have been entrusted with this remarkable footage - making the movie will be a sheer joy.”
“My dream has always been, and still is, to play great music with great musicians - and I’ve been blessed to have so many incredible ones in my All Starr Bands,” Ringo reflected. “We can’t wait to get out there and share the joy with you – every show is always such a wonderful Peace & Love fest between us and our audiences.”
Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band today revealed additional tour dates for this year. 2019 marks the 30th Anniversary of Ringo and his All Starr Band, who played their first show on July 23, 1989 at the Park Central Ampitheatre in Dallas, Texas. The first leg of 2019 tour dates will begin with one US show at Harrah’s Resort Southern California on March 21st before the band head to Japan. The Japanese tour will launch in Fukuoka on March 27th and wrap up April 11th in Osaka.
Then on August 1, 2019 the band resume at Harrahs in Windsor and they will conclude September 1st at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, California, nearly 30 years to the day when the inaugural All Starrs completed their first tour on September 3, 1989.
The 2019 All Starr Band feature Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and the return of All Starr alum Hamish Stuart.
For more information please visit: www.ringostarr.com
Have you listened to all 107 tracks from the White Album anniversary editions? You can explore the collection and create your own bespoke #MyWhiteAlbum playlist on Apple Music or Spotify:
Introducing the exclusive Crate and Barrel collection of 21 iconic Beatles images, framed on large scale, archival quality canvas.
Launching today, you can shop the entire collection at crateandbarrel.com/Beatles.
Help us spread peace and love this #GivingTuesday with Ringo, donate $10 to support the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF USA, change your Facebook profile filter and encourage two friends to do the same: www.unicefusa.org/ringo
Right now, you can hear three different versions of While My Guitar Gently Weeps from the forthcoming #BeatlesWhiteAlbum release - the 2018 Mix, Take 2, and the acoustic version.
Select your streaming service here: https://thebeatles.lnk.to/WhileMyGuitarGentlyWeeps