"The dream is still unfolding," the former Beatle said in a statement. "I love to play, and I love to play with this band. I can't say that enough, and we're on the road again."

Starr's former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney recently recorded bass guitar for the drummer's upcoming 19th solo album, which follows 2015's Postcards From Paradise. "Thanks for coming over and playing Great bass. I love you man peace and love," Starr tweeted in February, alongside an in-studio picture of the two musicians.

In July 2016, Starr spoke to Rolling Stone about his recent sessions, which have featured artists like Van Dyke Parks, Richard Marx, Glen Ballard, Steve Lukather and Dave Stewart.

"The way I've been working over the last several years is that I do sort of a rhythm-pattern synth track. And then I play drums and go, 'Oh, there's a verse. Oh, that sounds like a chorus,'" Starr said. "And then I call writers in and say, 'Let's write something to that!'"