Published Jul 23, 2010Geriatric rockers Aerosmith have been up to all sorts of shenanigans in the past year, and recent events make their already-bombastic existence appear even more cartoonish. After facing a $6 million lawsuit over cancelled Canadian shows on their ridiculously named Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock Tour, the band have rebooked a 2010 Canadian tour with stops in Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Saskatoon, Edmonton and Vancouver.
The trouble started last summer when frontman Steven Tyler fell off a stage catwalk during a South Dakota concert. The resulting injury led the band to pull out of their Canadian tour. As previously reported, the last-minute cancellation led to significant revenue losses for Calgary-based concert promoters Keystone Entertainment. The company lost promotional money, venue and security fees, and profits from the Canadian performances would have reportedly exceeded $10 million. Keystone's efforts to recover their losses by rebooking shows were allegedly ignored, so the promoters sued the band for $6 million.
Keystone has not confirmed that it will back down from its lawsuit now that Aerosmith have booked new Canadian tour dates.
Ticket sales for this leg of the Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock Tour start on July 29 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.
8/17 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
9/6 Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
9/10 Calgary, AB - Saddledome
9/12 Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre
9/14 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
9/16 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena