Ringo Starr, All Starr Band postpone tour due to COVID-19

Ringo Starr has once again postponed his upcoming summer tour with the All Starr Band after two members of the band fell ill with COVID-19.

“We are so sorry to let the fans down. It was wonderful to be back on the road and we had a great time playing for you all. But as we all know, Covid is still here and despite caution these things are happening,” the former Beatles drummer said in a statement posted to his website on Saturday. “I want to thank the fans for their patience, I’m sending peace and love to you all and we can’t wait to be back in the fall.”

The statement came hours before the band was scheduled to play in Easton, Penn. Keyboardist Edgar Winter and guitarist Steve Lukather have tested positive for COVID-19. The shows were originally scheduled for 2020 but have been postponed before due to the pandemic.

The band’s 2022 run began in late May and was about halfway over when Starr announced on June 7 that Winter had COVID-19 but the band would carry on. But after Lukather also tested positive on Saturday, the group was forced to postpone the remaining 12 dates — with additional stops in Pennsylvania, as well as Rhode Island, Maryland, Massachusetts, Virginia, Georgia and Florida — until the fall.

The revised itinerary and new dates will be posted on Starr’s website later.

The 81-year-old musician, who received an honorary doctorate from Boston’s Berklee College of Music last week, will continue to attend his annual Peace and Love birthday celebration on July 7. Fans organize local events around the world to help Starr “wrap the earth in a wave of peace and love.” .

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-06-13/ringo-starr-all-starr-band-summer-tour-postponed-covid-19 Ringo Starr, All Starr Band postpone tour due to COVID-19

Sarah Ridley

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