Steven Tyler Ailing, Cancels Dates

Aerosmith has called off the rest of its South America tour because Steven Tyler needs immediate medical care.

Steven Tyler
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– Steven Tyler
David Geffen Hall at the Lincoln Center For The Perf. Arts, New York City

An announcement posted on Aerosmith’s website explains that the Aerosmith frontman is facing “unexpected medical issues” and that his doctors have advised him that he “cannot travel or perform at this time.”

Although details weren’t given about Tyler’s ailment, the post assures fans that Tyler is “expected to make a full recovery. With proper rest and treatment he will be back on his feet soon rocking the world.”

After playing the 55,000-capacity Allianz Parque, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Sept. 24, the South American tour was supposed to continue Sept. 27 with a headline show at Pedreira Paulo Leminski. The band was also scheduled to headline Rosario, Argentina, Oct. 3 and make festival appearances at “Santiago Rock City” in Chile Sept. 30 and “Mother Of All Rock Festivals” in Monterrey, Mexico, Oct. 7.  

Tyler issued the following statement: “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…”

Pollstar has reached out to a representative for Aerosmith and we will update this story if we receive more information. 

Aerosmith also toured Mexico and South America in fall 2016, selling out five of its eight concerts in the region. The tour sold 94 percent of its tickets, with an average gross of $2,099,992 and an average of 24,021 tickets sold per night.