Aerosmith Cancels Tour After Tyler's Accident
Aerosmith has canceled the remaining dates of their summer tour, due to singer Steven Tyler's on-stage accident at a concert in South Dakota on August 5th.
The canceled concerts were scheduled for Aug. 21 at Staples Center and Aug. 23 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.
According to the band's site, Aero Force One:
doctors have advised the lead singer to take the time to properly recuperate from the accident that resulted in a broken shoulder and stitches to his head. In his current condition, TYLER is unable to tour and the band wants to give him time to get healthy.
After the accident, Tyler was airlifted to hospital, then he traveled back to Boston to consult with his own doctors. In a statement to the fans, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry also apologized for the cancellation:
"Words can't express the sadness I feel for having to cancel this tour," he said. "I would like to thank our loyal fans for sticking by us through thick and thin and all the good energy they are sending our way. We hope we can get the Aerosmith machine up and running again as soon as possible... Hope to see you sooner than later."
Last week at the Aerosmith concert in Sturgis, South Dakota, the sound system failed during the performance of "Love In An Elevator," which led to 61-year-old Steven Tyler dancing on the stage to keep the crowd hyped.
“I wanted to go out to the crowd to continue the show… so, the Train Kept A- Rollin’ and I ran out on the catwalk and grabbed my mic to finish the song,”Tyler said in a statement following the tour’s cancellation. “I was doing the Tyler shuffle and then I zigged when I should have zagged…AND I slipped, and as I live on the edge…I fell off the edge!”
Tyler's accident was the latest in a series of setbacks that have have plagued Aerosmith's shows. Earlier before the tour even began, Brad Whitford, the lead and rhythm guitarist was forced to miss the opening dates due to a surgery for a burst blood vessel after bumping his head exiting his Ferrari. Then, the band postponed seven shows to allow Tyler recover from his leg muscle injury. After that, Tom Hamilton, the bassist, was sitting out during a few shows due to a "non-invasive surgery."