Ringo Starr Talks About Upcoming Beatles ‘Get Back’ Film; Moves Tour to 2022

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Ringo Starr (Photo: Scott Robert Ritchie; used with permission)

Ringo Starr has announced that he will be rescheduling his 2021 North American tour with his All Starr Band to 2022. The legend appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on March 15 for an extensive interview to promote his new Zoom In EP. The tour was originally scheduled for 2020. On March 27 of that year, he moved it to 2021 citing concern and caution for the well being of fans, crew and staff due to the Covid-19 crisis. It’s expected that the band lineup of Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette, and Hamish Stuart will remain intact.

“We had so little knowledge of what [the pandemic] was going to be like,” he told Colbert. “In March [2020], I canceled the tour and said, ‘Don’t worry, next year [2021] I’m going to do the exact same tour… and, of course, that’s not going to happen. So, I won’t be going on tour ’til next year.”

The 2020 All Starr Band lineup (Photo: Scott Robert Ritchie; used with permission)

“This is very difficult for me,” said Starr, when he first postponed the tour. “In 30 years I think I’ve only missed 2 or 3 gigs nevermind a whole tour. But this is how things are for all of us now, I have to stay in just like you have to stay in, and we all know it’s the peace and loving thing we do for each other.”

Tickets already purchased for the 2020 (or 2021) dates will be honored at the 2022 performances. See below for dates.

Starr also told Colbert about the highly anticipated Peter Jackson film, The Beatles: Get Back. “The original documentary was very narrow. There was no joy in it. I was there… we were laughing. There was a little bit of tension, no one can take that away. But to use that moment and to not use these 56 hours…” (Watch that segment of the interview below.)

The original 2020 tour was announcement on Nov. 4, 2019, on the heels of the release of Ringo’s 20th studio album, What’s My Name. Since then, Starr recorded an EP, Zoom In. Its first release is a great song, “Here’s to the Nights,” which features many guests including Paul McCartney.

Related: Our 2018 concert review of the All Starr Band

Watch Starr talk about the upcoming Beatles documentary from director Peter Jackson

Watch the original 2020 tour announcement

Starr, who turns 81 on July 7, has released Another Day in the Life, the third in his series of books with Genesis Publications, that follows the sell-out success of Postcards From the Boys (2003) and Photograph (2013), and features previously unpublished collection of his photographs, captioned with his own thoughts and anecdotes.

Watch Ringo sing “Photograph” with the All Starr Band in 2019

Ringo Starr & the All Starr Band 2022 Tour (Tickets are available here)

May 31 – Paramount Theater – Asbury Park, NJ
Jun 02 – Wang Theater – Boston MA (With the Avett Brothers)
Jun 04 – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion – Gilford. NH (With the Avett Brothers)
Jun 6-7-8 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
Jun 10 – Count Basie Theater – Red Bank, NJ
Jun 11 – State Theater – Easton PA
Jun 12 – Providence PAC – Providence, RI
Jun 14-15 Lyric Theatre – Baltimore, MD
Jun 17 – Tanglewood – Lenox, MA
Jun 18 – PPG Arena – Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 19 – Metropolitan Theater – Philadelphia, PA
Jun 21-22 – Cobb PAC – Atlanta, GA
Jun 24 – St. Augustine, PAC – St. Augustine, FL
Jun 25 – Hard Rock – Hollywood FL
Jun 26 – Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, FL

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Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band 2021 Tour (Tickets are available here and here)
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Date TBA – Casino Rama – Rama, Ontario (prev. May 30)
Jun 01 – Paramount Theatre – Asbury Park, NJ (prev. June 14)
Jun 03 – Boch Center Wang Theatre – Boston, MA (With The Avett Brothers) (prev. June 10)
Jun 05 – Bank of NH Pavilion – Gilford, NH (With The Avett Brothers) (prev. June 11)
Jun 07 – State Theatre – Easton, PA (prev. June 6)
Jun 08 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY (prev. June 2)
Jun 09 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY (prev. June 3)
Jun 11 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY (prev. June 5)
Jun 12 – Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – Red Bank, NJ (prev. June 7)
Jun 13 – Providence Perf. Arts Center – Providence, RI (prev. June 13)
Jun 15 – Modell Lyric Theatre – Baltimore, MD (prev. June 16)
Jun 16 – Modell Lyric Theatre – Baltimore, MD (prev. June 17)
Jun 18 – PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA (prev. June 20)
Jun 19 – Tanglewood – Lenox, MA (prev. June 19)
Jun 20 – Metropolitan Opera House – Philadelphia, PA (prev. June 21)
Jun 22 – Cobb Energy Centre – Atlanta, GA (prev. June 23)
Jun 23 – Cobb Energy Centre – Atlanta, GA (prev. June 24)
Jun 25 – St Augustine Amphitheatre – St Augustine, FL (prev. June 26)
Jun 26 – Hard Rock Casino – Hollywood, FL (prev. June 27)
Jun 27 – Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, FL (prev. June 28)
Jun 09 – Cross Insurance Center – Bangor, ME (With The Avett Brothers)

Oct 20 – Auditorio Nacional – Ciudad de Mexico, MX

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