Tour trouble for Ringo
Saturday, June 10, 2022 – 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, on Tuesday June 7 Ringo let audiences know on the second of three sold out shows at New York’s Beacon theater that Edgar Winter had Covid, but the All Starrs continued 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.
For the revised itinerary, and more information on shows to be announced and rescheduled, please check Ringo’s website for updates.
Can you imagine being Ringo or the Rolling Stones or the Who…..you’re at the end of a lifetime performing for huge audiences….only to look out and see a lot of people wearing surgical masks?! Must be eerie. Like “All That Jazz”! I don’ t know what these bands are thinking; they must need the money bad.
…..and is Ringo wearing a rug on his head now?
Yes, he has for many years.
No, he has just let his hair grow. Still dyes hair and beard though, would look much better if he didn’t.
Thinking about “peace and love” for a minute every year is of course preferable to focussing on negative thoughts. However, it doesn’t achieve anything. Now, if Ringo were to encourage everyone to mark his birthday by donating money to the Red Cross, or UNICEF, for example, some actual good could come out of it.
Alot of the money donated to these charities go to the big cats. Very little go to were it should go.