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Aerosmith Pull Off Venezuela Gig Due to Joe Perry's Knee Surgery

January 17, 2009 (7:20 am) GMT
Aerosmith are forced to cancel their performance in Caracas, Venezuela on February 1 because guitarist Joe Perry has to undergo knee surgery.

have canceled their planned show in Caracas, Venezuela because rhythm guitarist Joe Perry needs to undergo emergency surgery on his knee. They were supposed to make a live appearance at the gig to be held at Estadio Olimpico as part of Solid Fest on February 1.

"Playing Venezuela was my idea of a perfect way to start the New Year," so singer says in regard of the cancellation. "But having heard Joe had to revisit the hospital this month, the band are truly disappointed we can't be in Caracas, and we hope to see everyone there soon."

Joe Perry had a total knee replacement surgery back in March 2008. However, due to complications, he required a second operation. Rescheduling will be worked on as soon as his bum knee heals.

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