Aerosmith Cancels Tour Dates: Steven Tyler’s Health Update
This week, Aerosmith had to disappoint tens of thousands of eager fans by canceling six of their final tour dates for Peace Out: The Farewell Tour. The lead singer, Steven Tyler, took to Instagram to share some unfortunate news about his health. Doctors have advised him to stop singing for the next 30 days due to severe damage to his vocal cords. As a result, several shows, including the September 12th Toronto event, September 15th Chicago show, September 18th Detroit show, September 21st Raleigh show, and the September 27th Washington D.C. show, have all been postponed until early 2024.
In an official statement to their fans, Aerosmith expressed their disappointment at having to postpone the shows. Steven Tyler shared his heartbreak about the situation and explained the vocal cord damage he sustained during a recent performance, which caused subsequent bleeding.
However, the band is determined to give their fans the performance they deserve. All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates, and refunds will be available for those unable to attend. Fans with questions about refunds are advised to contact their point of purchase.
A Farewell Tour for Legends
Aerosmith’s Peace Out: The Farewell Tour was announced on May 1st and was set to include 40 dates between September 2nd (Philadelphia) and January 26th (Montreal). However, due to the recent postponements, the tour will now finish at a later date. According to the latest reports, Aerosmith will resume their tour on Monday, October 11th.
The band’s decision to embark on a farewell tour is truly commendable, especially considering the ages of its members. Steven Tyler turned 75 years old in March, and the toll of a 40-show tour on his body is unimaginable. Nevertheless, his determination to give his fans an unforgettable experience is admirable, showcasing the selfless character he has demonstrated in the past.
A Heart for Philanthropy
In 2019, Steven Tyler helped establish “Janie’s House,” a home for abused and neglected girls. He generously donated $500,000 to renovate the 82-acre building located just outside of Memphis. The name “Janie’s House” was inspired by Aerosmith’s hit song from 1989, “Janie’s Got a Gun.” This safe space aims to provide these women with a place to heal and find refuge in times of need.
As fans, let’s hope for a swift recovery for Steven Tyler so that he can get back on his feet and continue doing what he does best – mesmerizing audiences with his timeless music and incredible performances!