Ringo Starr 2/16/21

While promoting his upcoming EP, Zoom InRingo Starr chatted with Mexican journalist Martha Debayle, and shed light on how Covid completely upended the rock’s touring industry.

Ringo, who had books two legs worth of All Starr Band tour dates, saw his year, like all of us, sidelined and in quarantine: [“Y’know, I shoulda been playing in Mexico last year. Y’know, I (laughs) turn into a five-year-old — ‘I wanna play!!!‘ No, nobody’s playing. And, y’know, what amazes me is how little I knew and everybody knew. Because I remember in March, tellin’ the fans that — I’ll do them all; the same dates this year. And it it’s not gonna happen. It’s goin’ on longer than anybody thought. Y’know, we didn’t know how serious it was. So, there’s nothing we can do about it. We just gotta get on with it.”] SOUNDCUE (:29 OC: . . . on with it)

TL; DR

  • Ringo Starr chatted with Mexican journalist Martha Debayle, and explained how he — like all of the music industry — believed Covid would be gone by now: “What amazes me is how little I knew and everybody knew. Because I remember in March, tellin’ the fans that — I’ll do them all; the same dates this year. And it it’s not gonna happen.”

SIDE NOTES

  • Ringo Starr‘s new EP, Zoom In, will be released on March 19th.
  • The collection’s lead single “Here’s To The Nights,” which was released late last year, was written by famed songwriter Diane Warren, and features backing vocals by Paul McCartneyDave GrohlJoe Walsh, Sheryl Crow, and Lenny Kravitz, among others.
  • Making his first appearance on a Ringo project is the Doors‘ Robby Krieger, who supplies the guitar to the track “Zoom In Zoom Out.” No street date has been announced for the set.