Rock and roll legend and Aerosmith's iconic lead singer, Steven Tyler, has been temporarily sidelined due to a severe vocal cord injury. The sudden health update left legions of fans crestfallen and in a state of disbelief, as Tyler had to bow out of the upcoming dates of the eagerly anticipated "Peace Out: The Farewell Tour." Tyler, aged 75, sustained the injury during a riveting performance on September 9.
The band promptly took to their official Instagram handle to communicate the unexpected twist, declaring the postponement of their September tour leg, with plans to restart on October 11 in Tampa. This move ensures Tyler gets ample time for rest and recuperation.
Tyler's Vocal Cord Setback
Tyler's personal note to the fans elucidated, "Regrettably, on doctor's firm advice, I must refrain from singing for the next month due to vocal cord damage which resulted in bleeding after our Saturday's show.
Our aim is to deliver only the best, thus necessitating a few date shifts." Aerosmith enthusiasts can mark their calendars for the rescheduled gigs, beginning on January 29, 2024, in Detroit and concluding on February 29 in Cleveland.
The band assured ticket holders, stating, "All prior ticket purchases will remain valid for the rescheduled performances. Those unable to attend can seek refunds, and for queries, we advise reaching out to your ticket point of purchase." Fan responses ranged from sheer shock to unwavering support.
Comments poured in, expressing sentiments like, "My heart skipped a beat upon hearing this," and "Singing along to his songs has me losing my voice, can't imagine the strain on him!" Others emphasized the importance of health, suggesting a more lenient touring schedule given Tyler's age.
This monumental tour, which began in Philadelphia on September 2, promises to be an unforgettable journey across the United States until February, interspersed with a couple of special performances in Canada. The stellar announcement in May boasted big names like Kelly Clarkson, Dolly Parton, and Eminem adding to the fanfare.
However, another surprise awaited fans as Joey Kramer, the band's original drummer, opted out of the tour. The band expressed their sentiments, saying, "Joey, a cherished founding member, has sadly chosen to prioritize family and health over touring.
His iconic drumming will be deeply missed." Commenting on Kramer's decision, guitarist Joe Perry told 97.1FM The Drive, "Drumming is physically demanding. With age, the wear and tear on the body becomes evident. We're unsure if he'll rejoin, but we hope for the best."