While his Hollywood plans may be up in the air following his libel trial against ex-wife Amber Heard, Johnny Depp knows exactly what he’s up to next summer. He is touring Europe with his rock band Hollywood Vampires.
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor will join bandmates and rock personalities Joe Perry, Alice Cooper and Tommy Henriksen for their upcoming gigs in Germany and Luxembourg in summer 2023.
“The Hollywood vampires are BACK!!” the band’s official Instagram posted on Wednesday.
According to the social media post, the four-piece band will play six shows next summer in June. The first show will take place on June 20, 2023 in Oberhausen, Germany at the Rudolf-Weber-Arena. The post also teases that fans should “keep an eye out for what’s to come…”.
The Hollywood Vampires are set to tour almost three years after having their summer tour of Europe canceled twice due to COVID-19. The Europe shows were originally scheduled for 2020 but were pushed back to 2021 due to safety concerns related to COVID. Then in 2021, the band announced via social media posts that they would be postponing their 2021 tour due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
News of the group’s upcoming tour dates comes just weeks after Depp won around $10.4 million in the controversial defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Heard. The trial, which ended after six weeks earlier this month, also saw the jury award Heard $2 million in damages.
Before the jury reached a verdict in early June, Depp continued to perform alongside English guitarist Jeff Beck. According to Variety, the actor made a surprise appearance on Beck’s May 30 show at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The two have collaborated on the upcoming single This Is a Song for Miss Hedy Lamarr. In 2020, Beck and Depp also released a cover of John Lennon’s “Isolation.”
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-06-22/johnny-depp-touring-with-the-hollywood-vampires Johnny Depp and rock band Hollywood Vampires announce 2023 tour of Europe