Hollywood Vampires In Glasgow
Written by RockSport on February 10, 2018
Taking in Birmingham Genting Arena, Manchester Arena, Glasgow SSE Hydro and London SSE Arena Wembley this June, the quartet of shows are Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp’s first ever gigs together in the UK.
As if the lure of Hollywood Vampires wasn’t enough, the trio will be joined by ever-flamboyant rockers The Darkness and punk torchbearers The Damned at all four shows.
Hollywood Vampires is an American rock supergroup formed in 2015 by Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry to honor the music of the rock stars who died from excess in the 1970s. 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, 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 one studio album, Hollywood Vampires (2015), featuring guest appearances by Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh, 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.