Ringo Starr was forced to postpone his remaining tour dates after two members of his All-Starr Band tested positive for COVID.
In a statement shared on Starr’s website and social media, “Nearly halfway through the 22-show series, which kicked off May 27 at Casino Rama in Ontario, Ringo let the public know on Tuesday, June 7 , in the second of three sell-out shows at the Beacon Theater in New York, which Edgar Winter had Covid, but which the All Starrs would play.However, today (June 11), Steve Lukather also tested positive for the Covid, forcing the band to reschedule the remaining 12 dates and add them to the September tour.
Starr said in his own statement: “We are so sorry to let the fans down. It was wonderful to be back on the road and we had such a great time playing for you all. But as we know y’all, covid is still here and despite being cautious these things happen. I want to thank the fans for their patience, sending you all peace and love, and we can’t wait to be back in the fall.
The programs concerned are listed below. New show dates will be announced soon.
11/06 – Easton, PA @ State Theater
12/06 — Providence, RI @ PPAC
06/14 — Baltimore, MD @ Model Lyric
06/15 — Baltimore, MD @ Model Lyric
06/17 – Lenox, MA @ Tanglewood
06/18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Arena
06/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Metropolitan Theater
06/21 – Richmond, VA @ Virginia Credit Union Live
06/22 – Atlanta, Georgia @ Cobb Center
06/24 – St Augustine, Florida @ The AMP
06/25 – Hollywood, Florida @ Hard Rock
06/26 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
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