Aerosmith has been forced to cancel the remaining dates on its spring tour with Cheap Trick. Although a spokeswoman could not confirm details, sources tell Billboard.com lead singer Steven Tyler will have to undergo throat surgery and will be placed on total vocal rest for an extended period of time.
The band played a handful of shows earlier this month but Tyler’s condition did not improve and he was advised by doctors to take immediate action. The tour was to continue tonight (March 21) in London, Ontario, and had dates on tap through April 15 in Sacramento, Calif. Refunds will be available from points of purchase.
Aerosmith’s next order of business will be the start of work on its next studio album, for which there is no timetable.
As for Cheap Trick, the group will on June 6 release a new studio album, “Rockford,” via Big3 Records/Cheap Trick Unlimited. First single “Perfect Stranger” was co-penned by the group with Linda Perry (Christina Aguilera, Courtney Love), who also produced.
After a Friday show in Maplewood, Minn., the group will take a month-long break before hitting the road again, beginning with a April 21-22 stand in Lincoln City, Ore.