Aerosmith, proving they're as much an American institution as Halloween or baseball, only canceled or postponed three shows after the terrorist attacks of September 11 before returning to the rock and roll highway.
Since then, the band has played more than a dozen scheduled concerts without a hitch. But last weekend, the Aerosmith road machine suffered a temporary breakdown. Tired from touring almost nonstop since June, vocalist Steven Tyler fell ill and had to scrap a show in Pittsburgh at Mellon Arena on Saturday and another in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre on Monday, the band's publicist said. Aerosmith plan to resume the tour on Wednesday (October 31) in Montreal at the Molson Centre.
Meanwhile, the band's upcoming Friday show has been moved from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, to the Ervin J. Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio.
Aerosmith have tour dates scheduled through December 17 at the Gund Arena in Cleveland, but the band hopes to extend the Just Push Play trek through the end of January, the publicist said.