The Hollywood Vampires announce line-up for first UK tour

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Collectively known as The Hollywood Vampires (from Alice Cooper on vocals to Johnny Depp on guitar). have just announced the full band line-up for all European and UK shows.

The story of the Hollywood Vampires began in the 1970s on the Sunset Strip in Las Vegas, at the Rainbow Bar & Grill where rock stars living in or passing through. “To join the club, one simply had to out drink all of the members,” says Alice Cooper, a founding member of the original Vampires, “I would walk in on a typical night and John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon—who would usually be in a costume like a maid or a chauffeur—Bernie Taupin, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz would be there. The next week might be Bernie Taupin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz.”
 
Later on Cooper and Depp got together and decided the spirit of the Hollywood Vampires should live again, then joined by long time mutual friend Joe Perry and the recording began: a tribute to the original Hollywood Vampires. An environment was born for great artists to laugh and play together.  Sir Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh, Slash, Robbie Krieger, Zak Starkey and more stopped by to record. The Hollywood Vampires released their self-titled debut album in 2015 which included original single “Bad As I Am”, plus renditions of some iconic rock favourites and tracks which capture the Hollywood Vampires spirit.
 
Aerosmith guitarist Perry gave a teaser of what to expect at these shows…. "I don't say things like this often, but this band is fucking good," Perry says. "There will be rumbling in ears and there might be blood trickling out of one ear," Depp warns audience members. Adds Cooper: "Then we'll know we've done our job," – USA TODAY
 
Hollywood Vampires will be supported by THE DARKNESS and THE DAMNED on all four UK dates:
16th June - Birmingham Genting Arena
17th June - Manchester Arena
19th June - Glasgow The SSE Hydro
20th June - London - The SSE Arena, Wembley
 
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