Johnny Depp is back!
Reviving Hollywood Vampires with original bandmembers Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, and Tommy Henriksen.
The rock supergroup, which formed in 2012, were due to play a UK and European tour in 2021 but were forced to cancel due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
A statement read: “We are beyond disappointed to announce that the Hollywood Vampires must cancel our rescheduled UK/European tour this Summer.”
The new dates will see the group heading to Germany and Luxembourg for a scheduled six shows in summer 2023, with more dates reportedly due to be announced.
The band name derives from The Hollywood Vampires, a celebrity drinking club formed by Cooper in the 1970s which included but was not limited to: John Lennon and Ringo Starr of The Beatles, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon of The Who, and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees. Touring members include or have included Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum of Guns N’ Roses fame, as well as Robert DeLeo from Stone Temple Pilots.
The band has released two studio albums featuring guest appearances by Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh, Zak Starkey and Christopher Lee, among others. Cooper and Perry have discussed plans for a future live album, stating that Depp’s schedule works differently than theirs.
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The dates are as follows:
20 – Rudolf Weber-Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
21 – Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
24 – Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
27 – Stadtpark, Hamburg, Germany
28 – Citadel Music Festival, Berlin, Germany
30 – Summer in the City, Mainz, Germany
Tickets go on sale on Monday (June 27) at 11am CET. More information and tickets can be found here.
The group’s debut live performances were held at Roxy Theatre (West Hollywood) in Los Angeles across September 16 and 17, 2015.
The three core members were accompanied by bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum, rhythm guitarist Tommy Henriksen, and Bruce Witkin on keyboards and additional guitar. Guest performers for both nights were Tom Morello, Geezer Butler, Perry Farrell, Zak Starkey, and Kesha,and Marilyn Manson guesting on the second night.
The next week, the group performed at Brazil’s Rock in Rio festival on September 24, 2015, and was webcast live by AOL. Guest performers were, Lzzy Hale, Zak Starkey, and Andreas Kisser.