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According to The Boston Globe, the “undisclosed illness” that forced Aerosmith to scrap its South American dates was due to Steven Tyler suffering a seizure. Tyler flew home immediately following the band’s September 25th show in Sao Paulo with the paper stating: “it’s not clear what caused the seizure or if Tyler received a diagnosis before flying back to the States.” Aerosmith was forced to cancel shows in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Mexico. (Ultimate Classic Rock)
Tyler had personally addressed fans in the announcement canceling the shows by posting: “To everybody in South America — Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Mexico — I’m very sorry and feel like I’ve let you down. I won’t be able to continue the last four shows of this tour. I flew back to the U.S. on doctor’s orders last night after the show in Sao Paulo.”

Coming on November 24th is the latest Yes live collection — Topographic Drama: Live Across America. The set features live performances from 12 dates recorded on the tour in February 2017 in which the band performed 1980’s Drama album in its entirety for the first time ever, sides one and four from Yes’ 1973 double-album Tales From Topographic Oceans, along with selections from Close To The Edge and Fragile. The current Yes line-up is Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes — along with Billy Sherwood on bass, and Jon Davison on vocals. The new live set features additional drums by Jay Schellen.
The tracklisting to Topographic Drama: Live Across America is: “Machine Messiah,” “White Car,” “Does It Really Happen?,” “Into The Lens,” “Run Through The Light,” “Tempus Fugit,” “And You And I,” “Heart Of The Sunrise,” “The Revealing Science Of God,” “Leaves Of Green,” “Ritual,” “Roundabout,” and “Starship Trooper.” (Press Release)

Set for release on November 17th is the 50th anniversary edition of the Doors’ second album, 1967’s Strange Days. The double-CD features stereo and original mono mixes — with the original mono mix of the album also being reissued on vinyl. The new edition includes: “The original stereo mix of the album on CD for the first time in a decade, with sound that’s been remastered for the first time in 30 years. The second disc features the album’s original mono mix, which has been remastered for this set and is making its CD debut. Accompanying the set are liner notes by music journalist David Fricke, as well as a selection of rare and previously unseen photographs.” (Press Release)

The tracklisting to The Doors’ Strange Days is: “Strange Days” “You’re Lost Little Girl,” “Love Me Two Times,” “Unhappy Girl,” “Horse Latitudes,” “Moonlight Drive,” “People Are Strange,” “My Eyes Have Seen You,” “I Can’t See Your Face In My Mind,” and “When The Music’s Over.”

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