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UPDATE – The Aerosmith tour cancellation you saw coming

By Dean Goodman
August 14, 2009

Word has finally come from camp Aerosmith that the band will cancel its tour. It really came as no surprise, considering the extent of the injuries suffered by lead singer Steven Tyler last week.

stevenBefore the official word of the cancellation, Tyler, 61, described what happened when he fell from the stage and broke his shoulder during a concert on Aug. 5 near Sturgis, South Dakota.

“I landed upside down, and after twenty stitches on the back of my head, and a broken left shoulder, I just want to say that I’m plain grateful that I didn’t break my neck!,” he wrote. “In truth, after thousands of live shows, falling off the edge four times ain’t too bad.”

Five Canadian shows were scrapped in the aftermath of the South Dakota incident. Before the cancellation, the next show was to be on Monday in Seattle. Despite the dire prognosis for the tour, a radio station in Los Angeles continued until the last minute promoting the band’s stop in the city next Friday.

It sounds like Tyler narrowly avoided serious injury, so fans can be grateful that the worst thing to come out of the whole mishap so far is a tour cancellation. But given the difficulties the band had pulling off this latest series of gigs, what can we expect the next time Aerosmith hits the road? Will it be a tamer, safer version of the band? Dream on.

(Additional writing by Alex Dobuzinskis)


I am pleased that Steven Tyler is walking n talking.
I am really disgusted with the lack of courtesy regarding any info about the Seattle show!
I wish the band would tell their fans what is happening so we can plan on making the flight to Seattle or stay home and reschedule our airfare, Hotel, rental car etc..!

Posted by Rick | Report as abusive

thanks for updating, Alex! Dean.



What part of tour cancelled don’t you understand. It’s over.

Posted by Rowdy | Report as abusive

Aerosmith has canceled so many times that I wouldn’t even consider getting tickets any more. The last two tours before this one had scheduled stops in or adjacent to my home state and both times they canceled. Luckily, the last tour, I had been about to buy tickets on the internet and ran out of time so I put it off. By the time I got back to it, they had canceled, so I was saved a lot of hassle and money as they only gave the ticket price refund, not any of the fees. This tour once again had stops adjacent to my home state and I didn’t even check on getting tickets because I just assumed something would happen, and I was so right.

Posted by JayPea | Report as abusive

Rowdy … Rick was addressing the original post, which said the tour was still up in the air. We then updated once we got the cancellation news. Dean.


i love him and am greatful he isnt worse. i hope i can see them all one more time in my lifetime. i would love to give him a big kiss. my prayers are with you steven

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