Steven Tyler Heartbroken as Damaged Vocal Chords Force Aerosmith to Postpone Shows
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Aerosmith fans received some disappointing news recently as the legendary rock band was forced to cancel six upcoming shows on their farewell tour. The reason behind this unfortunate development is that frontman Steven Tyler has suffered serious damage to his vocal cords.
In a heartfelt statement shared on social media, Tyler expressed his sorrow and provided an explanation for the cancellation:
“I’m heartbroken to say I have received strict doctor’s orders not to sing for the next 30 days. I sustained vocal cord damage during Saturday’s show [which took place in Elmont, New York] that led to subsequent bleeding. We’ll need to postpone a few dates so that we can come back and give you the performance you deserve.”
The affected shows were originally scheduled to take place in Toronto, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Washington DC, and Raleigh over the next few weeks.
However, due to Steven Tyler’s vocal cord injury, these concerts will now be rescheduled to 2024. Fans who already purchased tickets for the original dates can rest assured that their tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled shows. Additionally, refunds will be available for those who are unable to attend the new dates.
Aerosmith officially announced their farewell tour, titled the Peace Out Tour, in May.
This extensive tour includes a total of 40 dates across North America, initially concluding with a final show at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada, on January 26. However, due to the recent postponements, the Montreal show will be followed by the rescheduled dates from this year.
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It’s worth noting that Aerosmith’s career has spanned over half a century, making them one of the most enduring and iconic rock bands in history. While these tour setbacks are undoubtedly disappointing, fans can rest assured that Aerosmith’s legacy will continue to live on through their music and the memories they’ve created over the years.
Check out the Peace Out tour dates below:
Oct 11: Tampa Amalie Arena, FL
Oct 14: Atlanta State Farm Arena, GA
Oct 17: Charlotte Spectrum Center, NC
Oct 20: Sunrise FLA Live Arena, FL
Oct 23: Austin Moody Center, TX
Oct 26: St Louis Enterprise Center, MO
Oct 29: Indianapolis Gainbridge Fieldhouse, IN
Nov 01: San Antonio AT&T Arena, TX
Nov 04: Tulsa BOK Center, OK
Nov 07: Dallas American Airlines Center, TX
Nov 10: Omaha CHI Health Center, NE
Nov 13: St Paul Xcel Energy Center, MN
Nov 16: Kansas City T-Mobile Center, MO
Nov 19: Denver Ball Arena, CO
Nov 22: Salt Lake City Vivint Arena, UT
Nov 25: Portland Moda Center, OR
Nov 28: Seattle Climate Pledge Arena, WA
Dec 01: San Francisco Chase Center, CA
Dec 04: San Jose SAP Center, CA
Dec 07: Los Angeles The Kia Forum, CA
Dec 10: Phoenix Footprint Center, AZ
Dec 28: Newark Prudential Center, NJ
Dec 31: Boston TD Garden, MA
Jan 04: Cincinnati Heritage Bank Arena
Jan 07: Louisville KFC Yum! Center, KY
Jan 10: Nashville Bridgestone Arena, TN
Jan 13: Knoxville Thompson-Boling Arena, TN
Jan 16: Buffalo KeyBank Center, NY
Jan 19: New York Madison Square Garden, NY
Jan 23: Columbus Schottenstein Center, OH
Jan 26: Montreal Bell Centre, Canada
Jan 29: Detroit Little Caesar’s Arena, MI
Feb 14: Chicago United Center, IL
Feb 17: Washington DC Capitol One Arena
Feb 21: Toronto Scotiabank Arena, ON
Feb 26: Raleigh PNC Arena, NC
Feb 29: Cleveland Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, OH