Aerosmith scraps summer tour, putting 2 Hawaii shows in limbo


POSTED: Friday, August 14, 2009

LOS ANGELES » Aerosmith has canceled the remainder of its summer tour, leaving in doubt the planned concerts in Hawaii next month intended to make up for a canceled performance two years ago.

In a statement issued late yesterday, the band's publicist, MSO, said “;it is with great regret”; that the band is canceling the rest of its tour because of injuries that front man Steven Tyler suffered when he fell off the stage during an Aug. 5 performance in South Dakota.

Tyler broke his left shoulder and needed 20 stitches in his head.


The band was supposed to return to Hawaii for two shows on Maui and Oahu at the end of its current North American tour in late September. The exact dates for shows and ticket sales had yet to be determined.

A class-action suit was brought against the band on behalf of some 8,500 concert ticket holders after Aerosmith canceled a Maui show set for Sept. 26, 2007—even though the band played a private concert, along with Stevie Nicks, two days later for 6,000 U.S. representatives of Toyota at the University of Hawaii's Les Murakami Stadium.

The Hawaii concerts were agreed to as part of a settlement approved in Maui Circuit Court in July.

The statement from the band yesterday said doctors have advised Tyler to take the time to recuperate properly from his injuries.

“;Words can't express the sadness I feel for having to cancel this tour,”; guitarist Joe Perry said in the statement.