Aerosmith may perform in Maui in late September or early October in order to honor a court settlement, despite Steven Tyler’s broken shoulder and subsequent cancellation of the remainder of the band’s latest tour.
The band canceled the remainder of its summer Aug. 13 after Tyler took a spill onstage in Sturgis, S.D., Aug. 5 that left him with 20 stitches in his head, a broken shoulder and neck injuries.
Attorney Brandee Faria, who represents thousands of ticket holders who sued after the band canceled an island concert two years ago, told the Star-Bulletin she’s been assured by Aerosmith’s counsel the band will perform on a yet-unspecified date in the fall.
“The cancellation of the tour and the planned Hawaii shows are like apples and oranges to a certain extent,” Faria told the newspaper. “Part of their court settlement was to do a performance in Hawaii at the conclusion of this tour and, under the terms of the settlement, Aerosmith is committed to coming here.”
However, attorney Jay Handlin, representing Aerosmith, said that the makeup date will depend on how soon Tyler can heal.
He told the Star-Bulletin that while the settlement agreement includes a concert to make up for the canceled 2007 date, “the band will honor the commitment [for the Maui concert] as soon as reasonably possible,” given Tyler’s injuries.
Faria added that if Tyler’s bumps and bruises keep the band from performing, “The band’s defense counsel will have to come forward to the court to explain and plea their case.”