Aerosmith Cancel Debut Festival Shows in Mainland China, Taiwan
Aerosmith have scrapped a pair of festival dates in the Far East due to the local promoters’ failure to “meet contractual obligations.”
In a statement, the rock legends are unreservedly apologetic for the late nixing of their planned shows Aug. 21 for Shanghai’s Sonic bill and Aug. 24 in Taipei for Rock Sonic Day. But they’re not giving away any specifics.
“We are extremely upset to have disappointed our dedicated fans,” says frontman Steven Tyler. “They have welcomed us into their country and due to uncontrollable circumstances we will not be able to perform. We were so excited to share our music with them and look forward to one day returning and giving them the show they deserve.”
Guitarist Joe Perry adds, “We're disappointed as we wanted to play for our fans. We've looked forward to this for a lifetime.”
The promoters of the festival dates have yet to respond.
Drummer Joey Kramer explains that the “circumstances were beyond our control,” and he says the group is keen to revisit the region. This tour was to be Aerosmith’s first to China.
Earlier this year, the Hall of Fame inductees pulled-out of a show in Indonesia citing security concerns.
The next stop on Aerosmith’s “Global Warming” world tour will be an Aug. 30 show at Milwaukee’s Marcus Amphitheater.