Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band Announce That Two Band Members Have Tested Positive For Covid




Pictured: Warren Ham, Edgar Winter, Colin Hay, Ringo Starr, Hamish Stuart, Gregg Bissonette, Steve Lukather. Photo Credit: Mike Colucci

Saturday, June 11, 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, 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.

Here is the revised itinerary, with more information on shows to be announced and rescheduled soon, so check Ringo’s website for updates: 

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

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Throughout his career, Ringo Starr has received nine GRAMMY® Awards and has twice been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — first as a Beatle and then as solo artist. Between 1970 and 2020, Ringo has released 20 solo studio records and 2 EP’s in 2020 and 2021. He has acted in over 15 films, received an Academy Award®, and has been nominated as an actor for an Emmy®. Ringo has published 8 books; had a stint as a male fashion model, and that same year went behind the lens as the photographer for some Foo Fighters PR photos. In 2018, Ringo was knighted and in 2019 he celebrated 30 years of touring with his All Starr Bands. In 2022 Ringo received an honorary degree as a Doctor of Music from Berklee College of Music. For all his many creative successes, Ringo is and always will be first and foremost a musician, a drummer. Ringo’s candor, wit and soul are the lifeblood of his music. Peace and love are his life’s rhythm and melody, and he propels this universal message in everything he does: his evocative artwork, his enthusiastic live performances, his legendary songs, all imbued with the joy, reflection, and wisdom of the music icon the world knows and loves simply as “Ringo.”