Sick Call: Bob Seger, Marilyn Manson, Steven Tyler

Bob Seger announced the postponement of upcoming tour dates, citing doctors orders “to attend an urgent medical issue concerning his vertebrae.” … Marilyn Manson postpones dates following concert injury … Steven Tyler talks about his “procedure.”

Bob Seger
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– Bob Seger
Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Bob Seger announced the postponement of upcoming tour dates, citing doctors orders “to attend an urgent medical issue concerning his vertebrae.” The statement said no further details are available. 

He had 19 arena dates remaining on the tour, with cities including Duluth, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Phoenix, Oakland and Seattle Sept. 30 to Nov. 17.

“I’m so disappointed to have to suspend the tour as the band is on a great roll,” Seger said. “It’s a privilege to play for our amazing fans. Hoping to be back out on the road very soon.”

The last show of Seger and The Silver Bullet Band’s 2017 Runaway Train Tour was at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh Sept. 28.  The statement says all 13 previous shows were sold out, with Pollstar box office reports confirming many of those.

Tickets already sold will be honored at the newly scheduled dates, according to the statement, which “will be announced when available.”

Marilyn Manson has postponed nine concerts in the aftermath of an onstage accident in New York Sept. 30 that required hospital care and ended the show early.

A statement from Marilyn Manson said the Oct. 2-14 shows (Boston; Huntington, N.Y.; Toronto; Camden, N.J.; Columbus; Chicago; Milwaukee; Kansas City and Houston) would be rescheduled.

Previously: Marilyn Manson Injured

Manson was injured while performing the Eurhythmics cover “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York Sept. 30. Two stage props shaped like pistols fell on him, which required hospital care and ended the concert early.

Manson was just three dates into his Heaven Upside Down Tour. The new album of the same name drops on Friday.

His next date as of press time is Oct. 15 at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie in Texas for the KEGL Freakers Ball also featuring Halestorm, In This Moment, Beartooth, and Greta Van Fleet.

Steven Tyler has said that while he’s sorry for cutting Aerosmith’s South American tour short, the frontman “certainly did not have a heart attack or seizure.”

Tyler posted (somewhat colorfully) on the band’s website that he was forced to have a medical procedure that only his doctor in the United States could perform.  With that news, the band canceled its four remaining tour dates.

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

Aerosmith had just played Rock In Rio in Brazil Sept. 21 as part of a monster lineup that also included Guns N’ Roses, Maroon 5, Bon Jovi, Red Hot Chili Peppers and many others.