Aerosmith's Steven Tyler damages vocal cords as Aerosmith rocks UBS Arena
Aerosmith's lead singer and Yonkers native Steven Tyler announced on Instagram and Twitter Tuesday that upcoming dates on the band's "Peace Out" tour have to be rescheduled due to vocal cord damage sustained at the UBS Arena show on Saturday night.
“I’m heartbroken to say I have received strict doctor’s orders not to sing for the next thirty days. I sustained vocal cord damage during Saturday’s show that led to subsequent bleeding. We’ll need to postpone a few dates so that we can come back and give you the performance you deserve," Tyler wrote in his post.
Tyler said that all tickets that were previously purchases will be honored for the rescheduled dates or can be refunded.
Rescheduled dates are as follows:
Jan. 29 2024 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Feb. 14 2024 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Feb. 17 2024 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
Feb. 21 2024 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Feb. 26 2024 – Raleigh. NC – PNC Arena
Feb. 29 2024 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
On Saturday, the tour arrived at UBS in Elmont, which was the first in the tri-state area and the third stop on the tour.
The Black Crowes, featuring brothers Rich and Chris Robinson, opened the show with their soulful-infused style of music. They delivered a strong set of soul-drenched songs that included their hits.
Aerosmith was celebrating nearly 50 years of chart-topping songs, featuring four original members - Yonkers native Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Brad Whitford and Tom Hamilton.
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Joey Kramer, the original drummer, chose to sit out the final tour. The band hit on all cylinders, playing a plethora of hits from five decades.
They closed with “Dream On” and their mega-hit “Walk This Way.” The band ended the show by giving Joe Perry a cake, while the audience sang “Happy Birthday” to him.
The band will return to the tri-state area in December and January.