Updated December 8, 2022 - 5:54 pm
The final scheduled performances in Aerosmith’s “Deuces Are Wild” residency on the Strip have been spiked.
Once again, Steven Tyler’s health is the stated reason as the band called off its final two shows Thursday and Sunday at Dolby Live at Park MGM.
To all our fans…
We are so sorry to announce we are cancelling these last two Las Vegas Shows.
On the advice of doctors, Steven has to sit these out.
Stay healthy and we’ll see you in the new year! pic.twitter.com/cNiHypaXVj
— Aerosmith (@Aerosmith) December 8, 2022
The band posted on social media Wednesday night:
“To All our fans … We are so sorry to announce we are cancelling these last two Las Vegas shows. On the advice of doctors, Steven has to sit these out. Stay healthy and we’ll see you in the new year.”
The last sentence seems to give the band an opening for a return to the stage. But messages to band reps asking for details of Tyler’s condition or the condition of the residency if it is going forward have not been returned. The band has no concert dates scheduled in 2023.
Citing Tyler’s health, Aerosmith had cancelled four shows last week and over the weekend as “Deuces” was scheduled to close its run Sunday night.
Over the summer, Aerosmith pushed back the start of “Deuces” as Tyler voluntarily returned to a drug-rehab center. The band announced at the time, “As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked on his sobriety for many years,” the band wrote in a statement at the time. “After foot surgery to prepare for the stage and the necessity of pain management during the process, he has recently relapsed and voluntarily entered a treatment program to concentrate on his health and recovery.”
Aerosmith was back in September for two shows, including a soaring performance at Fenway Park in Boston. The band played a total of 12 shows at Dolby Live from Sept. 17-Nov. 29. But unless there are plans to the contrary, “Deuces” is done.
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