10cc singer Graham Gouldman has announced his first new solo album for eight years. He will release his as yet untitled new album, his first since 2012's Love And Work, through Lojinx on March 20.
The new album will feature a guest appearance from The Beatles' Ringo Starr on the song Standing Next To Me. Gouldman featured in Ringo's All Star Band for their 2018 tours of Europe and America, singing three 10cc classics in the set.
"Playing with Ringo Starr and The All Starr Band was absolutely brilliant, and having Ringo play drums on one of my new album’s songs was the icing on the cake," Gouldman tells Prog. "The song is about how I came to be asked to join his band, and about my experience of being on the road with Ringo alongside Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette, who also plays drums on three of the album’s tracks.”
Gouldman will also hit the road with his Heart Full of Songs semi-acoustic band, which presents his extensive catalogue of songs he's written not just for 10cc but also The Yardbirds, Herman's Hermits, Wax, Jeff Beck and The Hollies.
"I always love taking my Heart Full Of Songs show on tour," says Gouldman. "Acoustic performances always create a very intimate atmosphere where every song – which is what it’s all about - can truly be heard. It also gives me a chance to explain how the songs came about and something of the writing process. We’ll see you there."
Tickets are available from all venues, ticket agencies and Gouldman's website.
Graham Gouldman tour dates
Mar 19: Gateshead Sage 2
Mar 20: Aberdeen Tivoli Theatre
Mar 21: Edinburgh Playhouse
Mar 22: Glasgow St. Luke's
Mar 24: Solihull The Core Theatre
Mar 25: Leeds City Varieties
Mar 26: London Union Chapel
Mar 27: Brighton St. George's
Mar 29: Colwyn Theatr Colwyn
Mar 30: Liverpool Epstein Theatre
Apr 01: Wavendon The Stables
Apr 02: Manchester RNCM
Apr 03: Bristol St. George's
Apr 04: Cardiff The Gate