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.”
It looks like Aerosmith will remain in active duty for at least a few more years, so they can celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2020. Joe Perry told Associated Press the following:
“I thing that we’re gonna keep going. The way it looks to me is the band is gonna stay pretty active over the next few years ’cause our fiftieth anniversary is coming up in two years, of when the band got together, and we’d like to see that happen.”
Steve Tyler added:
“I don’t know if it’ll continue forever, but as long as the band is playing the way it is right now, it’s gonna be for a long time.”
Aerosmith have announced the first set of shows on their “Aero-Vederci Baby” farewell tour. So far, only European dates have been announced.
5/17 — Tel Aviv, Israel — Hayarkon Park
5/20 — Batumi, Georgia — Black Sea Arena
5/23 — Moscow, Russia — Olympiski
5/26 — Munich, Germany — Konigsplatz
5/30 — Berlin, Germany — Waldbuhne
6/02 — Krakow, Poland — Tauron Arena
6/05 — Copenhagen, Denmark — Royal Arena
6/08 — Sölvesborg, Sweden — Sweden Rock Festival
6/11 — Castle Donington, UK — Download
6/14 — Dublin, Ireland — 3 Arena
6/17 — Clisson, France — Hellfest
6/20 — Cologne, Germany — Lanxess Arena
6/23 — Florence, Italy — Firenze Rocks Festival
6/26 — Lisbon, Portugal — Meo Arena
6/29 — Madrid, Spain — Rivas Auditorio Miguel Rios
7/02 — Barcelona, Spain — Rock Fest
7/05 — Zurich, Switzerland — Hallenstadion
Aerosmith’s Joe Perry was rushed to a hospital in Coney Island after leaving the stage and collapsing mid-show. According to Page Six, the guitarist was performing with Hollywood Vampires, his side project with Alice Cooper, and Johnny Depp, when he suffered cardiac arrest at around 9:30 p.m. At this point, he seems to be in stable condition.
Cooper reportedly said the following to the crowd:
“If you notice one of our brothers is not onstage with us, he was very sick before the show.”
Fans that saw the incident said Perry was clearly having trouble, and ended up sitting on the drum kit, before exiting the stage. He lost consciousness, and EMTs carried him out on a stretcher.