Aerosmith Makes Nice With Maui

Aerosmith has settled a class-action suit regarding a canceled, sold-out show on Maui in September 2007 by agreeing to a make-up concert on the Hawaiian island later this year.

“Everyone who bought a ticket to the original concert will receive a free ticket, and all out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed regardless of the amount,” Brandee Faria, an attorney representing the fans who filed the lawsuit, told the Honolulu Advertiser.

The would-be concertgoers filed suit in October 2007, alleging the band had canceled the show at War Memorial Stadium in order to accept a more lucrative private corporate gig.

The uproar stemmed from the band rescheduling a Chicago show just two days before the Maui show, then announcing it was logistically impossible to go on with the concert. It then accepted a corporate gig for Toyota car dealers in Oahu.

The suit claimed the cancellation cost ticket buyers – as many as 8,700 fans –between $500,000 and $3 million in out-of-pocket expenses such as hotels, travel and lost work time.

No date has been set for the make-up performance, although Faria said the concert would likely take place after the band wraps a tour of North America this fall.

According to court documents obtained by the Advertiser, the band received nearly $400,000 in insurance money after the Maui cancellation.