Hollywood Vampires have just announced their first live shows. What’s the catch? How about some Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp to go along with it. Yep, that’s right the Nightmare singer Cooper and Actor Depp will be joining the group along with Joe Perry for their first live shows in September. The Hollywood Vampires band lineup will include former GUNS N’ ROSES bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum who will play in the supergroup Velvet Revolver.
Hollywood Vampires first concert showing will take place at the The Roxy in West Hollywood, California on September 16 and September 17. Tickets go on sale this Friday and the band will also play in Brazil on September 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, and 27 as part of the Rock In Rio festival. Their debut album will be released in September of this year. The album was produced by Bob Ezrin, features appearances by Paul McCartney, Brian Johnson, Joe Walsh, Zak Starkey, Perry Farrell, Dave Grohl, Slash, Robbie Krieger, and Kip Winger. All proceeds of the albums purchase goes to MusiCares, a foundation meant for musicians to have a place to turn in times of financial, personal, or medical crisis. The MusciCares foundation include emergency financial assistance, addiction recovery, outreach and leadership activities, and senior housing.
The project is a salute to Cooper’s hard partying L.A. crew in 1973 and 1974, which included Keith Moon, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Harry Nilsson, and Micky Dolenz.A plank of wood featuring the legendary musicians’ signature is immortalized at Hollywood’s Rainbow Bar & Grill in the club’s upper level, known as “Over The Rainbow.” The bands album will include covers of songs by The WHO, Badfinger, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, John Lennon, The Small Faces, and Jimi Hendrix as well as some new material.
Hollywood Vampires Tour Dates
Sept. 16: The Roxy Theatre-West Hollywood, CA
Sept. 17: The Roxy Theatre-West Hollywood, CA
Sept. 18 – 27: Rock in Rio, City of Rock-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil