Let’s face it: Aerosmith’s summer tour seemed cursed from the start. In mid-July, less than a month in, three of the five members had missed gigs. Now, following lead singer Steven Tyler’s fall last week, the band is calling the whole thing off.
The group officially cancelled the remaining dates on its summer tour with ZZ Top early today to allow time for Tyler to recover from his broken shoulder and stitches in his head as a result of his tumbling off the stage Aug. 5 during a show in Sturgis, S.D.
“Words can’t express the sadness I feel for having to cancel this tour,” said Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry in a statement. “I would like to thank our loyal fans for sticking by us through thick and thin and all the good energy they are sending our way. We hope we can get the Aerosmith machine up and running again as soon as possible. I sure am going to miss playing with ZZ Top just as I’m sure the fans are going to miss seeing them playing with us as well. Hope to see you sooner than later.” Perry added.
“My hat’s off to our crew for putting up with this crazy stop and start tour. In my estimation, it was one of the best looking and best run tours we’ve ever had. Us road dawgs will meet again. May your wheels keep turning and your load ins stay smooth.”