Aerosmith is delaying all of 2023 Peace Out: the farewell tour until next year after learning that singer Steven Tyler’s voice injury is “more serious than initially thought.”
The band announced the news in a statement on their social media on Friday. “I’m heartbroken not to be there with Aerosmith, my brothers and the incredible Black Crowes, rocking with the best fans in the world,” Tyler said in a statement. “I promise we’ll be back as soon as possible!”
The tour delay comes amid Tyler’s ongoing vocal cord issues, which were previously believed to be related to typical damage. However, a healthcare provider has since confirmed that the singer has also “fractured his larynx” and will require ongoing care.
“He is receiving the best medical treatment available to ensure his recovery is speedy, but given the nature of the fracture he is advised that patience is essential,” the band’s statement read.
The latest tour update follows the band’s previous announcement to postpone their September tour dates. The dates will be pushed back to a currently undetermined date in 2024, with new dates to be announced as soon as the band knows more.
Previously purchased tour tickets will be confirmed by the band, with refunds available for those unable to select and attend a future date once announced.
Aerosmith is among a string of music legends to have their tour dates postponed this year.
Celine Dion and Madonna have both postponed their tour dates this year due to health concerns.