Aerosmith Facing Court Battle Over Axed Gigs
Rockers AEROSMITH are facing a court battle with disappointed fans in Hawaii after they were forced to axe the rest of their summer tour to allow frontman STEVEN TYLER time to recover from a recent stage fall.
Thousands of furious fans first sued the band in 2007 after they pulled out of a sold-out gig in Maui to play a larger concert in Chicago, Illinois.
As part of their court settlement, the Dream On hitmakers agreed to perform on the Hawaiian island in September or October (10) after wrapping up their North America tour.
But, while the rockers have axed the rest of their live dates to let Tyler recuperate, a lawyer representing the would-be concertgoers is determined to make sure the group follows through with its promise.
Attorney Brandee Faria says, "Part of their court settlement was to do a performance in Hawaii at the conclusion of this tour and under the terms of the settlement, Aerosmith is committed to come here."
And if Tyler and his bandmates are unable to perform, Faria insists, "The band's defence counsel will have to come to court to explain and plead their case."
Tyler, 61, broke his left shoulder and needed 20 stitches in the back of his head after taking a nasty tumble while performing at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota on 5 August (09).