This week, Aerosmith had to cancel six of their final tour dates, Peace Out: The Farewell Tour, disappointing the tens of thousands of fans eager to see Steven Tyler.
Steven Tyler, the lead singer for Aerosmith, announced in an Instagram post that owing to severe damage to his vocal chords, doctors have advised him to stop singing for the next 30 days.
Fans were notified by the venerable rock group that the September 12 Toronto event, along with the September 15 Chicago show, the September 18 Detroit show, the September 21 Raleigh show, and the September 27 Washington D.C. show, have all been postponed until early 2024.
“To all our fans,” the statement begins.
“I’m heartbroken to say I have received strict doctor’s orders not to sing for the next thirty days. I sustained vocal cord damage during Saturday’s show 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.”
Aerosmith added: “All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates. Refunds will be available for those unable to attend. Fans with questions regarding refunds are asked to reach out to their point of purchase.”
Peace Out: The Farewell Tour was announced on May 1 and will consist of 40 dates that were expected to take place between September 2 (Philadelphia) and January 26 (Montreal).
The postponements, however, mean that the tour will instead finish at a later date. As per the latest reports, the Aerosmith will begin touring again on Monday, October 11.
The band’s decision to give their legion of fans one final tour is commendable considering the respective ages of its members. Tyler turned 75 years old in March, and one can only imagine the toll the rigors of a 40-show tour might take on his body.
That said, it’s hardly surprising that he’s willing to go the extra mile, especially given the selfless character he’s exhibited in the past.
Back in 2019, the Aerosmith frontman helped to establish a home for abused and neglected girls, even donating $500,000 towards the renovation of a suitable 82-acre building located just outside of Memphis.
Named “Janie’s House” after Aerosmith’s hit 1989 song Janie’s Got a Gun, the house aims to provide a safe space for those women who have nowhere to go.
Here’s to hoping Steven Tyler can get back on his feet and doing what he does best quickly!