Steven Tyler's 'unexpected medical issues' force Aerosmith to cancel rest of tour

Carla Harmon
September 27, 2017

The cities cut from the tour were Curitiba, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Rosario, Argentina; and Monterrey, Mexico.

Rock band Aerosmith announced Tuesday it was cutting short its tour of South America after frontman Steven Tyler flew back to the United States due to "unexpected medical issues".

GETTYAerosmith have been performing since 1970
GETTYAerosmith have been performing since 1970

"Steven is expected to make a full recovery", the band said in a statement following the announcement.

Steven Tyler assured fans he'll be back in action soon. Aerosmith's 2017 shows, which began late spring in Europe, were billed as its "farewell", Aero-Vederci tour.


The rockers are now in the middle of the South American stretch of their Aero-Vederci Baby Tour, but the four remaining shows in September and October (17) have been axed as Tyler undergoes medical treatment.

He said he has returned to the U.S.at the urging of his doctors.


The singer, 69, shared a statement on his Twitter account Tuesday, apologizing to fans and writing, "I've let you down".

"Please not to worry", Tyler continued. 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". "Sorry." Later in the year, drummer Joey Kramer told Houston's Culture Map, "As far as I know, there is no farewell tour".


Aerosmith kicked off its Latin American trek on September 15 in Quito, Ecuador, and also played in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on September 18; at the Rock in Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro on the 21st and in São Paulo on the 24th.

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