Aerosmith cancels Las Vegas show due to Steven Tyler illness

Band returns Dec 5th

Aerosmith was forced to cancel the Friday night (Dec 2nd) performance of their Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild Las Vegas residency due to frontman Steven Tyler unexpectedly falling ill. The band shared the news on social media two hours before they were to take the stage at Dolby Live at Park MGM.

“It is with great disappointment that we are forced to cancel tonight’s show in Las Vegas due to Steven feeling unwell and unable to perform,” their statement reads. “He is expected to make a full recovery for Monday nights Las Vegas show. We sincerely apologize for the last minute notice. Tickets purchased through will be automatically refunded. All other refunds will be available at point of purchase.”

It’s unclear what illness Tyler contracted.

The band canceled the summer run of residency shows as Tyler entered a rehab facility. The group returned to the stage in September for the final run of dates that ends December 11th.

The residency is the first live concert experience presented in Dolby Atmos. Dolby Live is one of the world’s most technologically advanced performance venues for enjoying live music in Dolby Atmos audio.

Earlier this year, drummer Joey Kramer announced a leave of absence to focus on his family. Three months later, it was announced that his wife Linda had passed away without revealing the cause of death. There’s no word on when Kramer, who’s had several medical setbacks of his own in recent years, will return to the stage. Drum tech John Douglas is currently manning the throne and will be debuting his art at the Animazing Gallery at the Venetian this weekend.

The group is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the 50 Years Live!: From the Aerosmith Vaults, the band’s new “official bootleg” streaming concert series featuring five deep, archival, and unreleased multi-camera live shows from the group’s vast personal vaults. With the entire production of all five concert films supervised by the band, the series features a different concert from each decade which are streaming on their Official YouTube Channel.

In September, the classic rockers broke a Fenway Park attendance record for the most tickets ever sold for a concert at a historic MLB stadium. They hosted more than 38,700 fans, breaking Lady Gaga’s August record of 37,200.

Buddy Iahn
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