Watch Steven Tyler’s first live performance since damaging vocal cords last year

Steven Tyler has made his return to the stage after damaging his vocal cords last year – watch footage of his most recent performance below.

Last night (May 15), Tyler surprised the audience at the Eventim Apollo in London who were in attendance for The Black Crowes‘ concert.

To close off their set, The Black Crowes brought out the Aerosmith frontman to perform a cover of ‘Mama Kin’, for which Chris Robinson and Tyler took turns singing, allowing for Tyler to rest his voice in between lines.

Watch fan-shot footage of Steven Tyler performing ‘Mama Kin’ below.


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The performance marked Tyler’s first time returning to the stage after he had damaged his vocal cords in September just a few shows into Aerosmith’s farewell tour, also known as the ‘Peace Out’ tour.


Shortly after the vocal injury, it was announced that Aerosmith would be postponing the North American leg of the trek. Announcing the tour’s postponement last year, Aerosmith wrote: “Unfortunately, Steven’s vocal injury is more serious than initially thought. His doctor has confirmed that in addition to the damage to his vocal cords, he fractured his larynx, which requires ongoing care.

“He is receiving the best medical treatment available to ensure his recovery is swift, but given the nature of a fracture, he is being told patience is essential.”

Aerosmith have since announced the rescheduled dates for North America, which will begin again this September. The farewell stint is set to run until February 2025, concluding in Buffalo, New York.