Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Ringo Starr Postpones Summer Show as Two Band Members Test Positive for COVID


It don’t come easy: Ringo Starr has had to postpone the balance of his summer shows because two of his band members have tested positive for COVID. They still had 12 shows to go in June. The tour will pick up in October.

Ringo’s band members are all stars but they are also all “older,” so there has to be concern. Ringo himself is almost 82. The band members are Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette, Hamish Stuart and Edgar Winter.  The word is Winter and Lukather tested positive. Ringo, who looks like he’s 62 because he’s a vegetarian, is just fine. But he must be less than thrilled that COVID has crept into his crew.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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