Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry have been nominated for a Tony Award for their work on “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical.” The cermony will take place at Radio City Music Hall on June 10, and it will be broadcasted on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Joe Perry was recently interviewed by Atlantic City Weekly and was asked if Aersomith have any touring plans, aside from the previously announced New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival on May 5. He responded with the following:
“I think the way things are going, we are going to try and and take it easy. We may do a couple more one-offs — maybe some festivals over the next six or eight months. In 2019, we will be closing in on our 50th anniversary, so we are planning some dates and a tour to celebrate that. Right now, we are pretty much laying low and finishing up some solo things before we start that.”
Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler has opened a new shelter just outside of Atlanta, GA to help out abused teenage girls and young women. It is called Janie’s House and it opens two years after the formation of Tyler’s Janie’s Fund, which works with Youth Villages to aid abused girls.
After Aerosmith cancelled their shows in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Mexico, due to Steven Tyler having to fly home to deal with “medical issues,” it was reported that the singer suffered a seizure after the band’s September 25 show in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Now, he has issued a new statement denying those reports:
“IT BREAKS MY HEART TO HAVE LEFT THIS TOUR EARLY…THE BAND HAS NEVER PLAYED BETTER…JUST WATCH THE 100,000 PEOPLE AT ROCK IN RIO…I GIVE YOU ALL AN A+ FOR CREATIVE SPECULATIONS BUT I CERTAINLY DID NOT HAVE A HEART ATTACK OR A SEIZURE ((UNLESS JOE PERRY IS TAKIN’ A RIPPIN’ LEAD))…SORRY TO HAVE CUT THE TOUR SHORT BUT I HAD TO HAVE A PROCEDURE THAT ONLY MY DOC IN THE STATES COULD PERFORM…WE’VE BEEN TO TEL AVIV… TO RUSSIA… TO RIO… AND ALL THE IN BETWEEN…I GUESS IT’S TRUE WHAT THEY SAY …”THAT LIFE’S A PISSER WHEN EU’RE A PEEIN’….”
It was previously revealed that Aerosmith had been forced to cancel their shows in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Mexico, due to Steven Tyler having to fly home to deal with “medical issues.” Now, the Boston Globe are reporting that the singer suffered a seizure after the band’s September 25 show in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Hopefully, he will have a quick recovery.
Aerosmith have been forced to cancel the upcoming shows in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Mexico. The cancellations come as a result of Steven Tyler’s “medical issues.”
The band commented:
“Unfortunately, due to unexpected medical issues, lead singer, Steven Tyler, is seeking immediate care and has been advised by his doctors that he cannot travel or perform at this time. Therefore, the last four shows of the South American tour will be canceled.
Wednesday, September 27- Curitiba, Brazil
Saturday, September 30- Santiago, Chile
Tuesday, October 3- Rosario, Argentina
Saturday, October 7-Monterrey, Mexico
Steven is expected to make a full recovery. With proper rest and treatment he will be back on his feet soon rocking the world.”
Tyler himself added:
“To everybody in South America….Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Mexico… I’m very sorry and feel like I’ve let you down… I won’t be able to continue the last four shows of this tour. I flew back to the US on doctor’s orders last night after the show in São Paulo. Please not to worry… I am not in a life threatening condition, but I need to deal with this right away, and get some rest and medical care immediately in order to sustain and maintain my future performances… I promise I’ll be back…unfortunately, health does not wait and it’s something even I can’t schedule around our shows… As they say, “We humans make plans, and God laughs…” I love you all and will be back with you soon… – Steven Tyler”
Brad Whitford was recently interviewed by Billboard Argentina, and has confirmed that Aerosmith are working on a new song. He said the band “actually did some recording while [they} were touring Europe, and [they] started recording a new song.” He went on to say the song “is a musical idea of Joe Perry’s” and that they are “doing it very much like [they] did songs back when [they] started out.” Whitford continued by saying the track is “very rock ‘n roll”. The guitarist also made a point to say that bands “don’t have to record a whole CD anymore,” due to the changes in the music industry, and that that he hopes Aerosmith “can put out this one song or two or three.”