The Hollywood Vampires - Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, Johnny Depp Coming To A Lair Near You
Aerosmith guitarist Perry vows that this group is going to blow people away."There will be rumbling in ears and there might be blood trickling out of one ear," Depp warns audience members. Adds Cooper: "Then we'll know we've done our job," - USA TODAY
LOS ANGELES, April 11, 2016: Following their wildly successful concerts at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, in front of 100,000 screaming fans at the Rock in Rio festival, and their spectacular worldwide television debut on the 2016 GRAMMY Awards® reaching a global audience of almost 25 million people, fans worldwide demanded more. The Hollywood Vampires - Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp – always deliver and arranged their schedules to give their fans what they want.
Today, The Hollywood Vampires announce a full summer tour across the U.S. and Europe kicking off May 24 in Verona, New Yorkand continuing through. Joining the Hollywood Vampires on tour will be their rock star musician friends and modern day Vampires Matt Sorum (GunsN'Roses/Cult) on drums, Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots) on bass, Tommy Henriksen (Alice Cooper) on guitar, and Bruce Witkin (The Kids) on piano, percussion and guitar. For tickets, visit www.hollywoodvampires.com/#tour.
"Here is a gang of friends who came together really by chance and over the last year we were finally able to wrangle our schedules and the energy just fell into place. Playing with this line up is like a dream come true. After seeing the reaction at Rock in Rio in front of 100,000 fans, I know this band is going to tear the house down. Hell, I would want to be in the audience to see us rip it up." – Joe Perry
Reviews from their recent performances give fans a glimpse of what to expect at The Hollywood Vampires show.
"A gang of rock's baddest asses and Hollywood's coolest cat brought back the swagger, glamour and danger to Sunset strip. Legendary? It almost seems insufficient a term..." – Kerrang!
"…the band played the boisterous, bluesy 'As Bad As I Am,' an outtake from its self-titled album, which came out last September. Cooper took the stage in a bloodstained white shirt, black gloves, and black leather pants, and marched back and forth as jets of flames licked the sky. Depp did a brief half-sung, half-spoken passage and launched into a solo. Then Perry took control with a seasoned, spicy lead that matched the groove of the tune." – Yahoo! Music
A super-group comprised of rock royalty and a Hollywood superstar, the Vampires will hit the stage offering fans a non-stop, energetic rock concert like no other, performing their new single "Bad As I Am" from their new deluxe album, as well as renditions of popular classics including "My Generation," "Whole Lotta Love," and a "School's Out"/"Another Brick in the Wall" medley.
The Hollywood Vampires released a new digital deluxe version of their self-titled album. This expanded version includes three additional songs, including one original and two rocking covers. Buy: iTunes Google Play. The deluxe version includes the scorching new single "Bad As I Am" an original song penned by Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen, and Bruce Witkin and features Matt Sorum, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, and Johnny Depp. Also included is "I'm A Boy," a Who original, that was only available as a Japanese bonus track. "7 and 7 Is" is an unreleased track from the album sessions and is the classic song by the legendary Los Angeles band Love, a Vampires special pick and one that Alice covered on his 1981 solo album, Special Forces.
In 1969 on the Sunset Strip at a club called the Rainbow Bar & Grill, the Hollywood Vampires were born in the upstairs bar. It was a gathering place for the rock stars living in or passing through L.A. "To join the club, one simply had to out drink all of the members," says Alice Cooper, a founding member of the original Vampires.
Cooper and good friend Johnny Depp got together and decided the spirit of the Hollywood Vampires should live again (minus the drinking). Cooper and Depp were joined by Joe Perry, who is an old friend of both, and the recording began: a tribute to the original Hollywood Vampires. An environment was born for great artists to hang, laugh and play together.
Tuesday, May 24th Verona, NY Turning Stone Casino
Friday, July 1st Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Sat, July 2nd Mashantucket, CT The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino
Sunday, July 3 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Resort Spas and Casino Event Center
Tuesday, July 5 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest BMO Harris Pavilion
Thursday, July 7 Aurora, IL River Edge Park
Friday, July 8 Orillia, ONT Casino Rama Entertainment Center
Saturday, July 9 Niagara Falls, ONT Stage at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Sunday, July 10 Brooklyn, NY Coney Island Amphitheater
Tuesday, July 12 Kettering, OH Fraze Pavilion
Wednesday, July 13 Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Thursday, July 14 Cadott, WI Rock Fest
Sat, July 16 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Monday, July 18 Fargo, ND Scheels Arena
Friday, July 22 Rohnert Park, CA Weill Hall
Sat, July 23 Jacksonville, OR Britt Pavilion
Sun, July 24 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
Monday, July 25 Paso Robles, CA Mid State Fair
EUROPEAN TOUR, MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED:
Friday, May 27 Lisbon, Portugal Rock in Rio
Sunday, May 29 Herborn, Germany Hessentag Festival
Monday, May 30 Stockholm, Sweden Grona Lund
Wednesday, June 1 Horsens, Denmark The Prison
Monday, June 6 Bucharest, Romania Romexpo Parc C