Aerosmith Drummer Joey Kramer to Sit Out Vegas Residency

Aerosmith is resuming its Las Vegas residency, but drummer Joey Kramer will not be joining them.

In a statement released to USA Today, the band said Kramer will take a temporary leave of absence and “regrettably made the decision to sit out the band’s concerts in 2022 so he can focus his full attention on his family during these uncertain times.”

Filling in for Kramer will be the group’s drum technician, John Douglas, who previously took over for Joey at select shows in 2019 when Kramer was injured.

Aerosmith will return to Vegas for features 24 dates, broken up into three eight-show engagements taking place at the Dolby Live at Park MGM theater from June 17 to July 8, from September 14 to October 5, and from November 19 to December 11. Tickets for the residency dates go on sale to the general public this Thursday, March 31, at 10 a.m. PT via

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