Second Covid Bout Forces Ringo Starr To Cancel Tour Dates

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After being on the receiving end of a second bout of Covid-19 in the space of two weeks, Ringo Starr has cancelled the remaining dates of his North American tour.

The gigs affected include tonights scheduled gig at San Jose (October 14), as well as shows at Paso Robles, and Los Angeles over the weekend. The tour was due to conclude with two concerts in Mexico City.

Starr was to perform at these shows, having returned from his initial bout of Covid-19. This saw the former Beatle cancel shows at Saskatoon, Lethbridge, Winniepeg, Penticton and Abbotsford, along with New Buffalo, Michigan and Prior Lake.

“Ringo hopes to resume as soon as possible and is recovering at home,” the statement read. “As always, he and the All Starrs send peace and love to their fans and hope to see them back out on the road soon”. 

However, the singer returned with his All Star band for shows in Seattle and Portland.

“as surprised as I was”

But the singer has been forced to cancel all remaining shows from the tour, after contracting Covid-19 for the second time in a fortnight.

“I’m sure you’ll be as surprised as I was”, Starr wrote in a statement, where he confirmed that “the rest of the tour is off”.

It has been far from plain sailing for Ringo Starr and his touring this year. Earlier this Summer, Starr was forced to postpone several shows across North America after several band members including Steve Lukather and Edgar Winter tested positive for Covid-19.

“We are so sorry to let the fans down”, Starr said at the time. “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-19] is still here and despite being careful these things happen”.