Aerosmith has canceled the remainder of its Las Vegas stay after repeated cancellations due to lead singer Steven Tyler’s illness.
“To all of our fans… We are so sorry to announce that we are canceling these last two shows in Las Vegas. On the advice of the doctors, Steven has to sit this out. Stay safe and see you in the new year!” The band tweeted late Thursday, ending speculation about whether they would play the final two concerts at their newly opened residency at Park MGM.
The Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild concerts were scheduled for Thursday and Sunday and were the last two of four scheduled shows the band were scheduled to play this month. But none of them materialized.
Hitmakers “Walk This Way” and “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing” tweeted that their Friday concert was canceled just an hour and 15 minutes before the performance was due to start. Tyler, 74, “was unwell and unable to perform,” but the rockers said he is expected to make a full recovery for Monday’s show. Monday came and went without a concert, and Tyler told fans via Twitter on Sunday that he had to take “more time to rest” on doctor’s orders.
“There’s nowhere we’d rather be than on stage surrounded by the biggest fans in the world,” the band said. “We sincerely apologize.”
Details about Tyler’s illness were not disclosed.
The residency Deuces Are Wild at the Dolby Live Theater celebrated the four-time Grammy-winning band’s 50th anniversary.
The rock legends first launched the shows in April 2019 and performed until February 2020 when live events were halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The residency restarted in June 2021 and demand is said to have been so great that it has added 17 dates for the fall. But Aerosmith’s first two months of current residency shows were canceled after Tyler entered rehab in May after a decade of sobriety.
In May, bandmates Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford announced that the frontman had “recently relapsed” after foot surgery and was “voluntarily” seeking treatment.
Tyler left rehab in late June after reportedly completing a successful residency.
The band returned to Park MGM for several shows throughout September and November. The last concert they played there was on November 29th and included the songs “Draw the Line”, “Walking the Dog”, “Rag Doll” and “Cryin'”.
Tyler representatives did not respond to The Times requests for further comment.
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-12-08/steven-tyler-illness-aerosmith-cancels-las-vegas-residency Aerosmith cancels Vegas residency amid Steven Tyler illness