Sir Ringo Starr cancels tour after second positive Covid test in two weeks
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 14, 2022 - 12:46PM
Ringo is ‘surprised’ to still have Covid, meaning he’s had to cancel the rest of his US and Mexico tour (Picture: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

has axed the rest of his North American tour after testing positive for Covid for a second time in two weeks.

The legendary Beatles drummer, 82, had earlier this week that he would be ‘on the road again’ after testing negative.

To give fans the sad news about the last leg of the tour, which would have seen him play in California and then Mexico City, Sir Ringo tweeted a selfie and signed off by wishing his fans ‘peace and love’.

He tweeted: ‘I’m sure you’ll be as surprised as I was, I tested positive again for Covid, the rest of the tour is off. I send you peace and love, Ringo.’

The Beatles star’s tour would have originally finished on October 20 but testing positive for Covid twice means that he has only played two shows since September.

Earlier this week, it seemed he had the all clear and was gearing up to take to the stage again, saying: ‘On the road again. I will see you in Seattle on Tuesday the 11th. Portland Wednesday, I am negative.’

He managed to play lengthy live sets in both Seattle and Oregon, playing on stage for more than two hours, but will now be unable to complete the tour.

Beforehand, Sir Ringo had already cancelled five shows at the start of the month following the initial Covid diagnosis, with his All-Starr Band pulling out of performances in Michigan and Minnesota.

He also cancelled five planned concerts north of the border in Canada, which had all originally been rearranged from 2020 after the pandemic.

Ringo (front left) on tour with the rest of The Beatles in 1964 (Picture: Fox Photos/Getty)
Ringo’s tour has been hit with numerous delays and cancellations since July (Picture: Jackie Brown /

Sir Ringo had already quite a significant chunk of his US tour back in July when two members of his All-Starr Band tested positive.

Keyboardist Edgar Winter and guitarist Steve Lukather, who is also a member of American rock band Toto, were both forced to pull out.

Earlier this month, photographs of The Beatles in their early days were released online.

The pictures, which don’t feature Ringo but instead show the band’s original drummer, Pete Best, were taken in July 1961.