Covid-19 Strikes Again: Ringo Starr Postpones Summer Tour Dates
Beatles icon Ringo Starr is postponing the remaining dates of his All Starr Band tour due to two band members testing positive for Covid-19.
According to a statement, both Edgar Winter and Toto guitarist Steve Lukather are the band mates affected. The All Starr Band includes Colin Hay, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette, and Hamish Stuart. Due to scheduling conflicts, Gregg Rolie was supposed to be in the lineup but was replaced by Winter.
“We are so sorry to let the fans down,” said Starr. “It’s been wonderful to be back out on the road and we have been having such a great time playing for you all. But as we all know, Covid is still here and despite being careful these things happen. I want to thank the fans for their patience, I send you all peace and love, and we can’t wait to be back in the Fall.”
The spring and summer dates were originally scheduled to continue through June 26. An extensive second leg is rescheduled to begin Sept. 23. The 12 postponed concerts will be added to that itinerary. Starr recently played Friday night (June 10) at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank.
The tour was originally scheduled for 2020. On March 27 of that year, he moved it to 2021, then pushed it to 2022.