Ringo Starr postpones tour, Clearwater concert until 2021

The Beatle’s All Starr Band pushed its Ruth Eckerd Hall show back nearly one full year.
Ringo Starr gestures to the crowd while performing in 2017 along with his All Starr Band at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater.
Ringo Starr gestures to the crowd while performing in 2017 along with his All Starr Band at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. [ LUIS SANTANA | TIMES ]
Published March 30, 2020|Updated March 30, 2020

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A full year. Almost.

That’s how long Tampa Bay fans will have to wait to see a Beatle in their neighborhood, as Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band have postponed their 2020 tour until 2021. That includes a June 28 concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, now rescheduled for June 27, 2021.

“This is very difficult for me,” Starr said in a statement. "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. So we have moved the Spring tour to 2021. My fans know I love them, and I love to play for them and I can’t wait to see you all as soon as possible. In the meantime stay safe. Peace and Love to you all.”

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The postponement also affects gigs at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre (previously June 26, now June 25, 2021) and the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood (previously June 27, now June 26, 2021).

In the statement, Starr said the “2020/2021 All Star Band” will still feature Toto’s Steve Lukather, Men at Work’s Colin Hay, Santana’s Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and Hamish Stuart. That indicates the lineup is not expected to change with the postponed tour.

Ruth Eckerd Hall has temporarily suspended some operations, including box office hours. Once those resume, ticketholders may request refunds. Otherwise, their 2020 Ringo Starr tickets will be honored in 2021.

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