Ringo Starr cancels show due to illness

Just hours before Ringo Starr’s scheduled tour stop Saturday night at Michigan’s Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, the former Beatle announced he would be unable to perform due to an unspecified illness.

In a statement shared by the venue, Starr’s team confirmed the 82-year-old did not have COVID but said he was unable to continue as his voice was affected by the disease.

“Ringo is ill and was hoping he could continue hence the late decision but it has affected his voice so tonight’s show which is due to start in a few hours is canceled,” reads the announcement, which is published at the casino became Facebook. Fans can request refunds if they wish, but the notice also advises ticket holders to wait until further information is provided, which could mean a postponed date; The announcement uses both the words “postponement” and “cancelled.”

diversity has reached out to Starr’s team for further comment.

Starr and His All-Starr Band — consisting of Toto’s Steve Lukather, Men at Work’s Colin Hay, Average White Band’s Hamish Stuart and Edgar Winter — have also postponed their Sunday night show in Minnesota at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. A new date for this show is to be announced in the future, with all original tickets honoring the new date.

In June, Starr announced the postponement of those North American dates due to both Winter and Lukather being diagnosed with COVID. However, the band and Starr are currently traveling to these postponed stops, which are scheduled to end on October 20 at Mexico City’s Auditorio Nacional. Visit Starr’s website for more information.

https://variety.com/2022/music/news/ringo-starr-cancels-concert-illness-1235390736/ Ringo Starr cancels show due to illness

Charles Jones

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