Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Aerosmith: Joe Perry cancels fall US dates following recent collapse

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has cancelled an upcoming fall US tour on doctor’s orders following a recent collapse backstage at a Billy Joel show in New York that saw him hospitalized for almost a week.

“While doctors have released Perry from care,” reads a press release, “the Aerosmith guitarist will now take the rest of the year off. Perry again would like to apologize to the fans who were planning on coming to the shows and looks forward to seeing them again in 2019.”

The rocker collapsed backstage and was treated by paramedics before being rushed to hospital minutes after performing “Walk This Way” with Joel at Madison Square Garden on November 10.

The 10-date fall trek in support of his latest solo record, “Sweetzerland Manifesto” – which was scheduled to open in Sioux City, IA on November 30 (see dates below) – was to see Perry joined a lineup that included his Aerosmith bandmate Brad Whitford and Extreme singer Gary Cherone.

“Just wanted to thank everyone for all of the kind messages I’ve received this week,” writes Perry on social media. “I’m home and doing well, but the doctor recommends a bit more downtime before getting out to rock again, so regrettably I had to cancel my upcoming tour dates.

“Was really looking forward to playing these shows with Brad and Gary and seeing all of you who were planning to come out and support us. We will be back out as soon as possible. Wishing you all happy holidays and looking forward to seeing you in 2019.”

Joe Perry
“Sweetzerland Manifesto”
2018 fall US tour – cancelled dates

Nov 30 – Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Dec 01 – West Dundee, IL @ RocHaus
Dec 02 – Detroit, MI @ Crowfoot Ballroom
Dec 04 – New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater
Dec 05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Dec 07 – Cherokee, NC @ Harrah’s Cherokee Casino
Dec 11 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Dec 13 – Pasadena, CA @ The Rose
Dec 15 – Beverly Hills, CA @ Saban Theatre
Dec 16 – Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon

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