Sorry, classic rock fans. Steven Tyler falling off the stage in a much-publicized incident at a concert last week in Sturgis, South Dakota means that Aerosmith has to cancel the remainder of their summer tour with ZZ Top. Logically, this includes the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine date scheduled for August 23. Ticket refunds are available at the point of purchase.
In cheerier news, despite Depeche Mode canceling shows including tonight's at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Chula Vista and this past Wednesday at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, it looks like this Wednesday's gig at the Honda Center in Anaheim should indeed happen--singer Dave Gahan was on 48 hour complete vocal rest, but that should be cleared up in time for the two headline shows at the Hollywood Bowl, starting this Sunday. We shall see.
Meanwhile, let's enjoy Aerosmith in happier times.