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UPDATE – The Aerosmith tour cancellation you saw coming
Before 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)