Gary Wright - Dream Weaver on Glee, Toy Story 3 + Ringo Starr tour

Gary Wright releases new album Connected

Gary Wright

Special guest appearances by Ringo Starr on drums and Joe Walsh on guitar

A Joss Whedon-directed episode of GLEE entitled 'Dream On' features "Dream Weaver"

"Dream Weaver" also featured in Toy Story 3

Anchored by a lifetime of songcraft and production know-how, synthesizer-pioneer Gary Wright will release Connected on June 8, 2010, his first pop-rock album in over 20 years.

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This bold new album is an inspirational journey that instills Wright's self-realized world-unifying vision with the magical transcendence of his all-time classic hits "Dream Weaver" and "Love Is Alive" and a masterful reminder of Gary's innate ability to forge a sublime musical connection with the inner human desire that engages one to move, to groove, to clap one's hands and to sing along.

With musical gifts interlaced in uplifting joy, Wright wrapped it up with the album's title, "I named the album Connected because I believe we are all connected with one another and that our thoughts and actions have a great influence on our planet collectively. We, therefore, all need to work together in making this world a better place by manifesting more hope and more positive thinking wherever we go as well as doing our parts in creating peace and spreading it wherever we see darkness."

The mood heats up from the get go with the majestic first single "Satisfied," featuring iconic legends Ringo Starr on drums and Joe Walsh on guitar. Replete with a deliciously funky keyboard riff amid life-affirming vocals, it's an effervescent soul-enriching sojourn.

"Satisfied" will be available as a digital single beginning May 18th. Future singles from Connected include "Get Your Hands Up" and "Gimme Some Time" with Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter on guitar.

Two years in the making, Wright recalls the album's genesis, "Right before I started the last Ringo All Starr tour in 2008 I began to write for what would be this new studio album. I wanted it to be in the same direction that my album The Dream Weaver was; not too over-produced. So I recorded a few tracks with my engineer Rob Calhoun, who was very helpful in running the technology part of the process and then I went on tour with Ringo. That September after the tour was over I went to Sardinia, Italy where I wrote more songs (on acoustic guitar) and returned home to finish writing and recording the album."

Gary Wright also spent time perusing his forty years of archives and unearthed several incredible nuggets. As a very special bonus to those who purchase the deluxe digital version of Connected at iTunes and, Gary is including two songs linked to his long-time friend George Harrison, one is a moving ballad called "To Discover Yourself," co-written by George Harrison in 1971 and recorded by Wright on the day of Harrison's passing on November 29, 2001. The other song, recorded in 1989, is titled "Never Give Up" and features George Harrison on guitar.

Separately, the hauntingly beautiful "The Way I Feel," a song Gary contributed to the soundtrack for the 1986 German film Fire and Ice will be included on the deluxe version of the album available exclusively at

A wave of high-profile events will surround the release of Connected beginning with Gary's participation in a 30-city national trek as a part of the Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band tour from June 24th through August 7th.

This fall, Wright will appear in Martin Scorcese's George Harrison biopic while "Dream Weaver" will be prominently featured in a May 18th episode of the hit TV show GLEE and Disney's TOY STORY 3 in 3-D. "Dream Weaver", the trailer is being shown on Disney Channel. It's the scene where Ken meets Barbie for the first time. It's love at first sight to the magic of "Dream Weaver".

Watch video - Toy Story 3 "Meet Ken" Featurette trailer:

A new generation is set to have their hearts, minds and souls Connected.

Other 2010 media events for Gary Wright:

- May 26th at 11 AM CST - Bill Miller Show

- June 11 4:05PM EST - Allan Handelman Show

- July 1 11 AM EST - Hot Wax Daily Show on Premiere Radio Networks (65 stations)

- June 24-Aug 7 - Gary's on the road as a part of Ringo Starr's All Starr Band tour (dates below)

- Aug 13-15 - Gary will appear and perform at the national Beatles Fest in Chicago at the O'Hare Hyatt Regency

Listen to songs:

Gary Wright 2010 tour dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

Appearing with Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band

June 2010

6/24/10 Niagara Falls, ON Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
6/25/10 Niagara Falls, ON Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
6/26/10 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
6/27/10 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
6/29/10 Boston, MA Bank Of America Pavilion
6/30/10 Westbury, NY Theatre At Westbury

July 2010

7/02/10 Easton, PA State Theatre Center For The Arts
7/03/10 Atlantic City, NJ Caesars Circus Maximus Theatre
7/05/10 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre
7/06/10 Lancaster, PA American Music Theatre
7/07/10 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
7/09/10 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
7/10/10 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre
7/11/10 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
7/13/10 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
7/15/10 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live
7/17/10 Saint Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre
7/18/10 Biloxi, MS Beau Rivage Casino
7/20/10 Cleveland, OH Nautica Pavilion
7/21/10 Canandaigua, NY Constellation Brands - Marvin Sands PAC
7/23/10 Windsor, ON Caesars Windsor "The Colosseum"
7/24/10 Hammond, IN The Venue At Horseshoe Casino
7/25/10 Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake Casino
7/28/10 Calgary, AB Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
7/30/10 Spokane, WA Northern Quest Casino
7/31/10 Woodinville, WA Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

August 2010

8/01/10 Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheatre
8/03/10 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
8/05/10 Rancho Mirage, CA The Show At Agua Caliente Casino Resort
8/06/10 San Diego, CA Humphrey's
8/07/10 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre

Connected track listing:

1 Satisfied
2 Get Your Hands Up
3 Under Your Spell
4 No One Does It Better
5 Can't Find No Mercy
6 Life's Not A Battlefield
7 Gimme Some Time
8 Connected
9 Kirra Layne
10 You Make Me Feel Better

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