The Aerosmith tour remains stalled, leaving in its wake thousands of ticket holders who will have to wait a while to see the show they thought they would be seeing this summer.
The latest two dates to be postponed are Sunrise and Tampa, Florida. Joe Perry said via Twitter on Thursday that the shows would be rescheduled for October, but later that day he said that his earlier statement was due to a miscommunication, and that they were hoping to be able to honor those two dates.
Obviously, that is not going to happen, but so far it seems like they remain hopeful that Tyler’s injury will not keep him out of action for an extended period.
At first there seemed to be some reluctance on the part of the group to reveal what type of “illness” was responsible for halting the tour, and which member of the group had been sidelined. Rumors that frontman Steve Tyler had torn a muscle were later confirmed.
Talking with rock radio station WBCN in Boston, drummer Joey Kramer said that Tyler tore a quad muscle during a show. Although he did not actually see the event that led to Tyler’s injury, Kramer said that he thinks that it happened at the Mohegan Sun show in Connecticut.
Like any injury, recovery from a torn quad muscle depends upon the severity of the injury, surgery may be required, and recovery time can vary from a few weeks to several months. It’s pretty certain that any injury requiring months to recover from would probably force Aerosmith to simply halt the tour and reschedule when Tyler has recovered.
You can hear comments from Joe Perry regarding the status of the tour from a recent interview he did with WHTP’s “The Cowhead Show.”
The most interesting thing Perry said was that Tyler’s doctors want him off his feet for “at least one more show,” so perhaps the show will resume in the near future. There’s a lot more about Tyler’s injury in the interview as well as some talk about the other medical problems the group has had to deal with in recent years.