Band will play gigs in Los Angeles and Rio De Janeiro next month (September)
Hollywood Vampires, the band featuring Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp, have announced three live shows.
The band will perform twice in Los Angeles and at a festival in Brazil in September following the release of their self-titled debut on September 11.
Joined by Joe Perry of Aerosmith plus Matt Sorum on drums, Duff McKagan on bass, Hollywood Vampires will perform at The Roxy on September 16 and 17. Tommy Henriksen will play guitar for the band with Bruce Witkin on piano and guitar.
After the Los Angeles dates, Hollywood Vampires will head to Brazil to play Rock In Rio. This is the only festival date that the band will be playing this year.
The Hollywood Vampires album features a host of special A-list guests, including Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl. Devised by Cooper and actor Johnny Depp as a way to cover songs by “their dead friends and heroes” the album also features Slash, Brian Johnson and Perry Farrell and includes renditions of songs by John Lennon, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, T Rex and Small Faces.
The track ‘The Last Vampire’ also features narration from Dracula actor Sir Christopher Lee, who passed away in June.
Speaking to NME about the album, Cooper explained how the concept for ‘Hollywood Vampires’ came about.
“We decided to put the band together and kind of celebrate all of our dead, drunk friends. You know, all of our big brothers died at 27 years old. Jim Morrison, we toured with The Doors, and Jimi Hendrix was one of our best friends, and we drank with these guys, and Johnny Depp and I were doing that movie Dark Shadows, and we decided that one night we were gonna go to the 100 Club and just be a bar band. No glitz, no glam. Somebody yells out [The Rolling Stones’] ‘Brown Sugar’. Yeah we’ll play that. [Jane’s Addiction’s] ‘Been Caught Stealing’. Sure, we know that. Just to kind of have fun with it,” he said.
See a trailer and tracklist below. ‘Hollywood Vampires’ will be released on September 11.
‘The Last Vampire’
‘Raise The Dead’
‘Whole Lotta Love’
‘I Got A Line’
‘Five to One/Break On Through’
‘One/Jump Into The Fire’
‘Come And Get It’
‘School’s Out/Another Brick in The Wall Pt 2’
‘Dead Drunk Friends’