Fans of Aerosmith were left disappointed this week as the band had to cancel six of their final tour dates, Peace Out: The Farewell Tour, due to lead singer Steven Tyler’s health issues. In an Instagram post, Tyler revealed that he has suffered severe damage to his vocal cords and has been advised by doctors to refrain from singing for the next 30 days. As a result, the Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, Raleigh, and Washington D.C. shows have all been postponed until early 2024.
The announcement by the rock group read, “To all our fans, 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 expressed their commitment to their fans, stating that all previously purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates, and refunds will be available for those unable to attend. Fans with refund-related questions were advised to contact their point of purchase.
The Peace Out: The Farewell Tour, which was announced on May 1, was set to include 40 dates from September 2 to January 26. However, the postponements mean that the tour will now conclude at a later date. According to the latest reports, Aerosmith will resume touring on Monday, October 11.
It’s worth noting that for a band with members in their later years, such an extensive tour is no easy feat. Tyler celebrated his 75th birthday in March, and one can only imagine the toll that a 40-show tour would take on his body.
But Tyler has always gone above and beyond for his fans. In 2019, he played a crucial role in establishing a home for abused and neglected girls called “Janie’s House”, which was named after the band’s hit song “Janie’s Got a Gun” from 1989. Tyler even donated $500,000 towards the renovation of the 82-acre building located just outside of Memphis. This initiative aims to provide a safe space for women who have nowhere else to turn.
We can only hope that Steven Tyler recovers quickly and gets back to doing what he does best—rocking the stage and entertaining fans around the world!