Aerosmith’s Tour Rotation

Aerosmith recently canceled seven dates because of Steven Tyler’s leg injury; now bassist Tom Hamilton is sitting out a number of shows because of his own health issues.

Hamilton will miss “some dates” as he recovers from “non-invasive surgery,” according to a statement. The 57-year-old bassist was forced to miss tour dates in 2006 while undergoing a seven-week course of radiation treatment for throat cancer.

The July 15 show at Aaron’s Amphitheatre At Lakewood in Atlanta and the rest of the tour is still scheduled to go on as bassist David Hull steps in for Hamilton. Hull is a longtime friend of the band who previously filled in for Hull in 2006 and has also played in the Joe Perry Project.

The good news on Aerosmith’s health report is that July 15 included guitarist Brad Whitford, his first gig since the tour kickoff June 10. The 57-year-old has spent his time off recovering from emergency surgery after hitting his head while getting out of his Ferrari.

Tyler’s leg injury occurred during a performance at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., June 28.