Ringo Starr has announced “Ringo’s Big Birthday Show,” a livestream to celebrate his 80th birthday. The stream (and his birthday) will occur on July 7 at 8 p.m. ET. The show will benefit four charities: Black Lives Matter Global Network, the David Lynch Foundation, MusiCares and WaterAid.
According to a press release, “the show will include unique home performances as well as never before seen concert footage from Starr, Paul McCartney and Joe Walsh as well as Gary Clark Jr, Sheryl Crow, Sheila E and Ben Harper and more.”
“As everyone knows I love gathering with fans for peace and love on my birthday,” Starr said via press release. “But this year, I want everyone to be safe at home – so I called up a few friends and we put this Big Birthday Show together so we could still celebrate my birthday with you all, with some great music for some great charities. I hope you will all join me!”
According to a press release, “the broadcast will also feature the premiere of a guest star version of Ringo’s “Give More Love” that was created to benefit Musicares and features Jeff Bridges, Jackson Browne, T Bone Burnette, Elvis Costello, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Peter Frampton, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Keb Mo and Willie Nelson.”
To tune into the star-studded event, head to Starr’s YouTube channel. Watch an update on the event from Starr himself below!