The Beatles icon Ringo Starr recently had previously canceled a concert because of illness. The scheduled tour stop was on Saturday night at Michigan’s Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo and just few hours before the show, the former Beatle announced he would not be able to perform due to an unspecified ailment. 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 rescheduled date for this show is said to be announced in the future, with all of the original tickets honoring the new date.
Ringo Starr calls off a concert
The former Beatles drummer, who keeps an extra-busy schedule and recently won an Emmy for his work in the documentary Get Back, has postponed his show tonight at the Mystic Lake Casino in Minnesota.
Starr tours with his “All-Starr Band,” a rotating cast of top musicians. The 2022 lineup includes Toto’s Steve Lukather, Men at Work’s Colin Hay, Edgar Winter, the Average White Band’s Hamish Stewart, drummer Gregg Bissonette, and Kansas’s Warren Ham.
“Ringo is sick and was hoping he could carry on, hence the late decision, but it has affected his voice so tonight’s show, scheduled to begin in a few hours is canceled,” read the announcement posted to the casino’s Facebook.
Fans can pursue refunds if they wish, however, the note also advises ticket holders to wait until further information is provided, which may mean a rescheduled date; the announcement uses both the words “postponement” and “canceled.”
In June, Starr announced the postponement of these North American dates because both Winter and Lukather were diagnosed with the virus owing to the pandemic. However, the band and Starr are currently traveling for those rescheduled stops, slated to wrap on Oct. 20 at the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City.
Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham has also canceled shows, announcing: “Due to ongoing health issues, Lindsey is regrettably having to cancel the remaining shows on his current European tour. Refunds will be available from the point of purchase. Lindsey sends his deepest apologies to all of his fans who were planning to attend and hopes to return to Europe in the future.”
The Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band concert scheduled for 8 pm Sun. 10/2/22 in the Mystic Showroom has been postponed. Ringo is sick and was hoping to be able to perform, hence the late notice, but it has affected his voice. Ringo does not have COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/Es3BsM0HWX
— Mystic Lake Casino (@mysticlake) October 2, 2022