Due to illness, AEROSMITH has been forced to cancel tonight's (Wednesday, August 13) performance at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, California. The band regrets not being able to perform for its fans. Refunds will be available at point of purchase.
According to TMZ.com, AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer experienced heart complications Tuesday and the band plans to cancel its next show in Washington on Saturday (August 16) as well.
A source close to the band told the site the 64-year-old musician will undergo heart surgery, although this has not been confirmed. The drummer has reportedly had previous issues with his heart.
AEROSMITH's "Let Rock Rule" tour with opening act SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS is scheduled to run through September 12 at Cape Fest 2014 in Nova Scotia, Canada.
A couple of weeks ago, Kramer gave an interview to Smashing Interviews magazine in which he stated about how he prepares for the rigors of the touring lifestyle: "I'm in the gym every day on off days, and I just make sure I eat right and sleep right. That pretty much takes care of it. After doing it as many years as we've done it, it comes as second nature, so you just have to take care of what comes naturally."
He elaborated on his tour preparations in a November 2013 interview with the WAAF radio station. He said: "I'm in the gym every day, Monday through Friday. And I train really hard to go out and do a tour. So that, basically, what I'm doing with my trainer is that I train harder in the gym than the amount of energy that I expend on the stage. So by the time I'm ready to go out on the road, doing a show is a whole lot easier. And at the end of a show, or at the end of a tour, I feel really good."
Guitarist Joe Perry told The Pulse Of Radio that he and the rest of the guys in AEROSMITH realize that age is a tremendous factor in the professional decisions they make. "You realize you're not an immortal, and you don't have this 22-year-old feeling of 'this thing can go on forever,' and y'know, 'I can do whatever I want, I can go for three nights without sleep and everything will be fine,'" he said. "You start to realize that it's a very delicate thing, life is a delicate thing, and being able to perform at the top of your game is a delicate thing. And it's one of those changes, y'know, that comes over. I'm still amazed that we can put on the kind of show that we put on. Every night could be our last."