The Hollywood Vampires had been relatively quiet for a while. Joe Perry had some health issues and Johnny Depp was dealing with some personal issues. But they are putting that all aside for a new string of tour dates.
The rest of the band includes Tommy Henriksen (Alice Cooper), along with rock star musician friends Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper) on drums, Chris Wyse (The Cult) on bass, and Buck Johnson (Aerosmith) on keyboard and vocals. Here is the routing:
5/10 — The Joint — Las Vegas, NV
5/11 — The Greek — Los Angeles, CA
5/12 — Warfield Theatre — San Francisco, CA
5/14 — The Fillmore — Denver, CO
5/16 — Sandia Casino — Albuquerque, NM
5/17 — Talking Stick Casino — Scottsdale, AZ
5/18 — Fantasy Springs Casino — Indio, CA*
*Tickets on sale now
The Hollywood Vampires VIP packages will be available beginning Tuesday, March 5. VIP packages may include a meet & greet, photo with the band, a premium seat, and exclusive merchandise. Regular tickets go on sale on Friday, March 8 at 10AM local time. For more information, go here.
The press release once again details how the group was formed:
In 1969, on the Sunset Strip at the legendary club, 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.