Joey Kramer's Heart Complications Force Aerosmith Concert Cancelation

A source close to the band says that the 64-year-old drummer will undergo heart surgery.

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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 (via Blabbermouth), 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 and the Conspirators featuring Myles Kennedy is scheduled to run through September 12 at Cape Fest 2014 in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Kramer's autobiography, "Hit Hard: a Story of Hitting Rock Bottom at the Top," was released on June 30, 2009 through HarperCollins. In the book, Kramer, a founding member and drummer of Aerosmith, courageously told the world how he has wrestled with depression as part of the most successful rock band in American history.


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    Not good, I hope he recovers fully. Don't want to lose another of my childhood heroes.