Aerosmith announced the remaining dates of their tour are cancelled due to the injuries suffered by front-man Steven Tyler after falling off the stage.
The tour came to an end in South Dakota where the show experienced an hour delay caused by thunderstorms in the area. Then once beginning, audio systems and blown fuses abruptly halted the show.
As a true entertainer, Tyler slide out on stage during the outage to do the “Tyler Shuffle” when he accidentally fell off the stage breaking his left shoulder and cutting his head. He was airlifted to a hospital and will take the remaining weeks to recover as recommended by his doctors.
Though disappointed and regretful, Tyler jokingly commented on his good fortune of having fallen off the stage only four times out of the thousands of shows he’s performed and not incurring more serious injuries. Luckily fans didn’t attempt the shuffle themselves that evening.
Refunds are possible, but fans must contact the ticket outlet where they purchased tickets for more details. Below are the cancelled tour dates:
8/21/09 – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA
8/23/09 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
8/30/09 – Verizon Wireless Music Center – Indianapolis, IN
9/1/09 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
9/3/09 – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ONT
9/5/09 – Scotiabank Place – Kanata, ONT
9/8/09 – XCel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN
9/10/09 – Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH
9/12/09 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Homdel, NJ
9/14/09 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
9/16/09 – Palace of Auburn Hills – Detroit, MI