In an unfortunate twist for music fans and Aerosmith enthusiasts alike, the celebrated rock band's lead vocalist, Steven Tyler, 75, has sustained a significant injury to his vocal cords. An official announcement from Aerosmith's verified Facebook page revealed Tyler has "fractured his larynx," leading to the postponement of their much-anticipated 2023 "Peace Out" farewell tour.
The revised tour dates will now fall in 2024. The official statement expressed, "To our dedicated followers: Steven's recent injury is more severe than we initially perceived. Medical evaluations have confirmed that, beyond the vocal cord damage, Steven's larynx has suffered a fracture.
He's presently under top-tier medical care, ensuring his recovery is both swift and thorough. However, fractures demand patience. Consequently, our upcoming 'PEACE OUT' concerts are being shifted to 2024. We'll share the updated schedule once it's finalized."
Tyler's Emotional Message to Fans
Tyler personally addressed fans, expressing his deep disappointment: "I'm devastated to be away from Aerosmith, my band brothers, and the electrifying Black Crowes.
Together, we live for our fans - the best in the world. I assure you, we'll hit the stage as soon as we're ready!" This setback follows earlier announcements from the band earlier this month, highlighting Tyler's "vocal cord damage" and "resulting bleeding." The lead singer was advised a 30-day hiatus from his vocal duties.
While a few dates during this interim were already rescheduled, this recent development mandates the rescheduling of all remaining "Peace Out" tour dates for the latter part of the year. Touted as a dual celebration, the 40-date North American tour was designed both to commemorate Aerosmith's golden jubilee in the music industry and to serve as a grand farewell.
Fans worldwide are sending their well wishes to Tyler for a speedy recovery and eagerly await the band's triumphant return.