Steven Tyler at the Grammy Awards 2020. Photo: Reuters.
Legendary American musician Steven Tyler, singer of the popular band Aerosmith, has forced the rock group to suspend its tour to the United States because he entered drug rehabilitation treatment.
The 74-year-old rocker has previous experiences in the public domain in recovery from his addictions and, in this case, he had a relapse as a result of using pain medication from a recent surgery on feet, according to the band in a statement.
Steven Tyler at the Hollywood Film Awards in 2014. Photo: Reuters.
Also, Aerosmith confirmed through its social networks that it has suspended its next shows in Las Vegas from June 17 which runs through July, within the framework of its “Deuces Are Wild” tour.
“As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked on his composure for many years. Following his foot surgery to prepare for the stages and the need to manage pain in the process, he returned and voluntarily entered treatment to focus on his health and recovery, ”the band explains.
The group also reported that they will continue their presentations in September.
Aerosmith lives in La Plata, 2016. Photo: Martin Bonetto.
“We are devastated by the inconvenience to so many fans, especially the most loyal ones who travel long distances to see us. Thank you for understanding and for your support of Steven at this time,” the band added.
a very famous group
Aerosmith is one of the best -selling bands of all time. They have sold more than 200 million albums worldwide, including 66.5 million albums in the United States alone. They also hold the record for being the US group with the most gold and platinum albums.
Aerosmith. Photo: Reuters.
The band earned 21 Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 entries, nine number one on Mainstream Rock Tracks, four Grammy Awards, and ten MTV Video Music Awards. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
It is an American rock band formed in Boston in 1970. Its members are: Steven Tyler (singer), Joe Perry (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass), Joey Kramer (drums) and Brad Whitford (guitar) ).
Tyler and Perry are also known as “The Bad Boys of Boston” or “Toxic Twins” – a nickname by which the two leaders are known for their historic drug addiction. The nickname is a nod to Jagger-Richards, the “Glimmer Twins”.
In June 2016, Steven Tyler said the group was splitting up and going on a “farewell tour”. In July, however, Joe Perry denied these statements, commenting in a note for Rolling Stone magazine that: “At this point in our lives and careers, it’s probably okay to say‘ OK, this is the end of a season, but there’s a new one on the horizon. So I don’t know if it would be comfortable to say ‘Farewell Tour’ and make it bigger than ever “.
Steven Tyler and Joe Perry by Aerosmith Photo: AP
In August 2018, the band announced that they would have a set show at the new Park MGM in Las Vegas, at the former Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino. In principle, 18 concerts are planned in 2019, starting in April, ending the entirety of the tour on June 4, 2020, touring different continents. But due to the steps taken by some countries associated with COVID-19, various cancellations have been generated unfortunately, as in the case of South America, Europe and the United States.
Also, the band showed solidarity by giving a message of prevention and responsibility following the multi-band trend with the hashtag #BeatTheVirus on March 16, 2020 via its official Instagram account.
On December 7, 2020, through its official page https://www.aerosmith.com, the band announced the rescheduling of the European tour, which manages to continue its commitment to its fans towards 2021.