Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Postpone Remaining Dates of Summer Tour Due to COVID-19

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Over the weekend, it was announced that Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band have postponed the remaining dates on their summer tour due to positive cases of COVID-19 — first by special guest Edgar Winter, and then guitarist Steve Lukather — that will find these shows on track to be made up this coming September.

The gathering of the Beatles legend and his famed ensemble of touring musicians/friends (numbering Lukather, Colin Hay, Warren Ham, Hamish Stuart and Gregg Bissonette, as well as Winter) was first planned in 2020 only to see the pandemic shelve the dates until late June.

Here’s the full statement, as posted on Starr’s official website:

Today Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band – Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette, Hamish Stuart and Edgar Winter – announced that two members have tested positive for Covid. These shows were initially planned for 2020, and Ringo and the All Starr Band were eager to finally get back out on the road. Almost halfway through the 22 show run, which kicked off May 27 from Casino Rama in Ontario, Ringo let audiences know on Tuesday June 7, during the second of three sold out shows at New York’s Beacon theater, that Edgar Winter had Covid, but the All Starrs would play on. However today Steve Lukather has also tested positive for Covid, forcing the group to reschedule the remaining 12 dates, and adding them to the September tour.

“We are so sorry to let the fans down. 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,” said Ringo.

In the meantime, friends and fans from around the world will join Ringo on July 7, for his annual Peace and Love birthday celebration, where he invites everyone everywhere to say, post or even just think Peace and Love at Noon their local time. Starting in Australia, New Zealand and Asia and ending in Hawaii, people help Ringo wrap the Earth in a wave of peace and love. Fans are already organizing local events around the world, and details and live streams from the events will soon be available on Ringo’s Facebook page.

And the updated/revised tour schedule, barring any future delays:

TBD September/was June 11 Easton, PA – State Theater

TBD September/ was June 12 Providence, RI – PPAC

TBD September/ was June 14 Baltimore, MD – Modell Lyric

TBD September/ was June 15 Baltimore, MD – Modell Lyric

TBD September/ was June 17 Lenox, MA – Tanglewood

TBD September/ was June 18 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Arena

TBD September/ was June 19 Philadelphia, PA – Metropolitan Theater

TBD September/ was June 21 Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union Live

TBD September/ was June 22 Atlanta, GA – Cobb Center

TBD September/ was June 24 St Augustine, FL – The AMP

TBD September/ was June 25 Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock

TBD September/ was June 26 Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall

September 23 Bridgeport, CT – Hartford Healthcare Amp

September 24 Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Etess Arena

September 26 Montreal, Quebec – Place Bell

September 27 Kingston, Ontario – Leon’s Centre

September 30 Mt Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino

October 1 New Buffalo, Mi – Four Winds Casino

October 2 Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino

October 4 Winnipeg, Manitoba – Canada Life Centre

October 5 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Sasktel Centre

October 6 Lethbridge, Alberta – Enmax Centre

October 8 Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre

October 9 Penticton, BC – South Okanagon Events Centre

October 11 Seattle, WA – Benaroya Hall

October 12 Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Hall

October 14 San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic Center

October 15 Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amp

October 16 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theater

October 19 Mexico City, MX – Auditorio Nacional

October 20 Mexico City, MX – Auditorio Nacional


  • Roger McGoon says:

    Whatever. Glad to see Richie out there playing still, but personally I have zero interest in watching a band made up of prog. hacks, hair metal dudes and former members of TOTO fer chrissakes. Blerrrgh.

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