Aerosmith forced to postpone shows due to Steven Tyler's vocal damage

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12 Sep 2023, 13:06

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It's bad news for Aerosmith fans, after the band has cancelled six shows on their final tour as frontman Steven Tyler has damaged his voice.

The frontman was left bleeding after a concert at the weekend.

 Steven has sustained serious damage to his vocal chords.

He shared the news in a statement online: "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 cancelled shows include Toronto, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Washington DC and Raleigh over the next few weeks.

These postponed shows will now take place in 2024.

Tickets for the original dates are still valid, however refunds are also available.

Called the Peace Out Tour, the band announced it back in May.

They are scheduled to play 40 dates across North America and the plan was for it to end with a show at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada on January 26.

It will now be followed by the rescheduled dates.

The band anticipate to restart the tour in Florida in October.

It's not the first time the band has had to cancel concerts, after they had to cancel Las Vegas residency concerts when Tyler entered rehab.

One fan quipped: "Don't feel bad. I destroy my throat just trying to sing along", while others wished him well.

Fans are still hoping that the farewell tour will make it to the UK.