WAILUKU - Aerosmith is still expected to perform on Maui but the timing of a concert is uncertain now that the band has canceled the remainder of its summer tour.
Maui Arts & Cultural Center Vice President and General Manager Art Vento said that the center has not been in direct contact with the band but expects that Aerosmith will schedule a date when it is ready to resume touring.
"They're committed to coming to Maui," he said Friday. "It's just a matter of when."
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Aerosmith vocalist Steven Tyler was injured in an Aug. 5 fall in Sturgis, S.D. The band has canceled the remainder of its summer tour but is said to be “committed” to coming to Maui.
The band had not set a date to perform on Maui but had been expected to come here after completing its Mainland tour, possibly in September, Vento said. The center had set several dates aside as it coordinated with Aerosmith to schedule the concert.
The Maui concert was planned as part of a settlement to a class-action lawsuit filed by fans who had already bought tickets and incurred travel costs when Aerosmith pulled out of a 2007 concert at War Memorial Stadium.
As part of the settlement, Aerosmith agreed to perform on Maui and provide free tickets to more than 8,000 people who bought tickets to the concert scheduled two years ago. Because the band also will schedule a public performance on Oahu around the same time, ticket buyers could opt for tickets to the Oahu show instead.
The band also settled claims for airfare, lodging and other costs associated with the canceled concert.
Aerosmith announced Thursday it was canceling the rest of its summer tour because of injuries that frontman Steven Tyler suffered when he fell off the stage during an Aug. 5 performance in South Dakota. Tyler broke his left shoulder and needed 20 stitches in his head.