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. HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES, the supergroup featuring international film star and musician Johnny Depp alongside Alice Cooper and AEROSMITH‘s Joe Perry, always deliver and arranged their schedules to give their fans what they want.
Today, HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES announce a full summer tour across the U.S. and Europe, kicking off May 24 in Verona, New York and continuing through. Joining the HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES on tour will be their rock star musician friends and modern-day Vampires Matt Sorum (GUNS N’ ROSES, THE 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.
Says Pery: “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.”
A supergroup 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. 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 featuring 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.
HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES tour dates:
May 24 – Verona, NY – Turning Stone Casino
May 27 – Lisbon, Portugal – Rock in Rio
May 29 – Herborn, Germany – Hessentag Festival
May 30 – Stockholm, Sweden – Grona Lund
Jun. 01 – Horsens, Denmark – The Prison
Jun. 06 – Bucharest, Romania – Romexpo Parc C
Jul. 01 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Jul. 02 – Mashantucket, CT – The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino
Jul. 03 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Resort Spas and Casino Event Center
Jul. 05 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest BMO Harris Pavilion
Jul. 07 – Aurora, IL – River Edge Park
Jul. 08 – Orillia, ON – Casino Rama Entertainment Center
Jul. 09 – Niagara Falls, ON – Stage at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Jul. 10 – Brooklyn, NY – Coney Island Amphitheater
Jul. 12 – Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion
Jul. 13 – Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Jul. 14 – Cadott, WI – Rock Fest
Jul. 16 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul. 18 – Fargo, ND – Scheels Arena
Jul. 22 – Rohnert Park, CA – Weill Hall
Jul. 23 – Jacksonville, OR – Britt Pavilion
Jul. 24 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
Jul. 25 – Paso Robles, CA – Mid State Fair