Ringo Starr Postpones Shows After Steve Lukather Tested Positive For COVID
The Beatles icon Ringo Starr recently announced on his official Instagram account that they had to postpone upcoming shows as Steve Lukather tested positive for Covid-19.
Ringo Starr has been touring with the supergroup Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band since 1989. The tours have featured musicians who have shown their success to the world. During the shows, they have performed The Beatles pieces selected by Starr and also other artists’ well-known works.
In 2020, Starr released the track ‘Here’s to the Nights,’ which he pointed out spreading peace and love to the world. For the song, he collaborated with many excellent musicians like Joe Walsh, Dave Grohl, Lenny Kravitz, and Steve Lukather.
Starr also planned to hit the road with his band for a tour in 2020. However, they had to postpone because of Covid-19 restrictions. Later, he announced they would be on the road between May and October 2022. The band’s current line-up has included names like Edgar Winter, Colin Hay, and Steve Lukather.
On his official Instagram, Ringo Starr recently mentioned that while they were on tour, Edgar Winter initially tested positive for Covid-19. The remaining members continued performing without Winter. Unfortunately, Starr informed the fans that Steve Lukather also recently tested positive for Covid-19, and they had to reschedule the upcoming tour dates.
The drummer’s official Instagram wrote:
“Well, we tried, but things happen; I send you all peace and love and thank you to all the people who came to the shows peace and love to everybody.
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 add them to the September tour.”
Also, Ringo Starr expressed his sadness about the postponement and thanked all the fans for their support. He said they would continue shows in autumn and were very excited about it. Starr invited everyone to celebrate peace and love on his birthday July 7. The fans worldwide have been organizing events for it, as the rocker’s Instagram account declared.
To their fans, Ringo Starr said in his words:
“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.”
“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 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 information on shows to be announced and rescheduled soon, check Ringo’s website for updates.”
You can see the Instagram post below.