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August 14, 2009 15:25 ET

Aerosmith Announces Cancellation of Remaining Summer Tour Dates


OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 14, 2009) - It is with great regret that AEROSMITH has cancelled the remainder of their summer tour, it was announced today.

Due to injuries STEVEN TYLER sustained last week when he fell from the stage during a concert in Sturgis, S.D., doctors have advised the lead singer to take the time to properly recuperate from the accident that resulted in a broken shoulder and stitches to his head. In his current condition, TYLER is unable to tour and the band wants to give him the time to return to health.

Ticket refunds for all remaining tour dates with special guests ZZ Top will be available at the point of purchase. Credit card purchases will be automatically refunded.

TYLER fell from the stage during the Aug. 5 show that was part of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in S.D. The mishap occurred while he was dancing during the band's "Love in an Elevator." TYLER was subsequently airlifted to a hospital and later returned to Boston to consult with his own doctors.

AEROSMITH--STEVEN TYLER (vocals), JOE PERRY (guitar), BRAD WHITFORD (guitar), TOM HAMILTON (bass) and JOEY KRAMER (drums)--want to thank all of their fans for their incredible ongoing support and understanding at this time.

"Words can't express the sadness I feel for having to cancel this tour," says JOE PERRY. "I would like to thank our loyal fans for sticking by us through thick and thin and for all of the good energy they are sending our way. We hope we can get the Aerosmith machine up and running again soon. I sure am going to miss playing with ZZ Top just as I'm sure the fans are going to miss seeing them playing with us." JOE adds, "My hat's off to our crew for putting up with this crazy stop and start tour. In my estimation, it was one of the best looking and best run tours we've ever had."

"All of us here in the AEROSMITH organization and all of the people who contribute to making our shows possible are in a state of shock," BRAD WHITFORD says. "We never anticipated this tour coming to such a swift and unfortunate end. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Steven for a speedy recovery and a return to good health."

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