“I’m heartbroken to say I have received strict doctor’s orders not to sing for the next thirty days,” Tyler, 75, said in a statement released by the band on Monday. “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.”
The “Dream On” band postponed the next six concerts, all of which were rescheduled for January and February 2024. They will play Detroit on Jan. 29; Chicago on Feb. 14; Washington, D.C. on Feb. 17; Toronto on Feb. 21; Raleigh, North Carolina on Feb. 26; and Cleveland on Feb. 29.
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Any tickets previously purchased will be accepted at the new dates. There will also be refunds for anyone who cannot make the revised dates.
The news comes just about three days into the tour the band was playing. The group had a large setlist playing some of their most known songs including “Janie’s Got a Gun” to even the hit song with Run DMC “Walk This Way”.
The stop in Philadelphia marked the group’s 40th show in the city. Original band members Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, and Brad Whitford joined in on the tour alongside Tyler John Douglas who replaced original drummer Joey Kramer. Kramer took a backseat from the band after the passing of his wife, Linda, back in June of 2022.
Back in May of 2022, the group also put their Las Vegas residency on hold when Tyler entered a program for relapse after undergoing foot surgery to prepare for the band’s return to stage.
“As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked on his sobriety for many years,” the band shared in a statement last year. “After foot surgery to prepare for the stage and the necessity of pain management during the process, he has recently relapsed and voluntarily entered a treatment program to concentrate on his health and recovery.”
Aerosmith played more Las Vegas shows in September 2022, but plans to play in December were scuttled due to Tyler’s health.
“On the advice of my doctor, I’m taking more time to rest,” Tyler said in a December statement. “There is nowhere we’d rather be than on stage surrounded by the greatest fans in the world.”