Aerosmith have postponed their farewell tour due to Steven Tyler’s vocal problem

“I am heartbroken to tell you that I have received strict orders from my doctor not to sing for the next thirty days. During Saturday’s show I suffered damage to the vocal cords which led to subsequent hemorrhage. We have to postpone some dates so we can come back and give you the performance you deserve”: these are the words that Steven Tyler addressed to his fans, posting on the group’s Instagram profile.

Six dates rescheduled

Aerosmith therefore had to postpone six concertsall rescheduled for January and February. They will play in Detroit on January 29th, in Chicago on February 14th, in Washington DC on the 17th, in Toronto on the 21st, in Raleigh (North Carolina) on the 26th and in Cleveland on the 29th.

All previously purchased tickets will be accepted on the new dates, and refunds will be provided for fans who are unable to attend the rescheduled concerts.

The news of the stop, and of Tyler’s vocal cord problem, arrives after only three dates of Peace Out: The Farewell Tour, which began September 2 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Here Aerosmith played a setlist full of timeless tunes successes which Love in an Elevator, Janie’s Got a Gun And I Don’t Want to Miss a Thingfinally paying homage to Fleetwood Mac with a cover of Stop Messin’ Around.

For the band led by Steven Tyler, it was the 40th concert in Philadelphia. Alongside the frontman, original band members Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton and Brad Whitford. John Douglas instead replaced drummer Joey Kramer who, in March 2022, took a “temporary leave” from the band due to the illness of his wife, who later died (in truth, Kramer would have wanted to return, but his former bandmates they would have prevented him from doing so: currently, it seems that the parties are proceeding through legal channels).

The last tour

Already in the past, Aerosmith had been forced into a forced hiatus.

In May 2022, the group suspended its residency in Las Vegas following Steven Tyler’s entry into rehab. After years of sobriety, the frontman had in fact relapsed into alcoholism after foot surgery to prepare for concerts. Unable to handle the pain, he succumbed to his old addiction, later choosing to voluntarily enter a recovery program to get out of it again.

Peace Outfor Tyler and his group, is the farewell tour. At least in the United States.

“After 50 years, after 10 world tours and after playing for over 100 million fans… it’s time for one last tour!” they wrote on social media at the time of the announcement. A sort of “go in peace”, therefore, to celebrate half a century of activity and to celebrate what has happened up to now. “You never know how long everyone will be healthy to do it,” Perry explained.