Johnny Depp to tour the UK with Hollywood Vampires

7 February 2018, 10:35

Johnny Depp will tour the UK with his band The Hollywood Vampires this summer, with dates including London and Manchester.

The heavy rock supergroup is fronted by legendary rock star Alice Cooper and has Depp in one guitar and Aerosmith's Joe Perry in the other.

The trio will embark on a short UK tour in June where they will be joined by support bands The Darkness And The Damned.

A number of rock star friends are to make surprise appearances during the four dates, which includes trips to London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow.

"There will be rumbling in ears and there might be blood trickling out of one ear," Depp said of the upcoming tour.

The actor has been playing with the band since its inception in 2015, in an effort to honour rockstars who died from excess in the 1970s.

The Hollywood Vampires' only album to date features guest appearances by musicians like Dave Grohl and Sir Paul McCartney, as well as by Christopher Lee, the late actor best known for playing Dracula.

Depp himself has in the past played guitar with some of the biggest musicians in the world, including The Pogues' Shane MacGowan, Marilyn Manson and the great Willie Nelson.

It is unclear which musicians will make a surprise appearance at the band's live tour, but it is guaranteed that some of them will.

The band will be in Birmingham on 16 June; Manchester on 17 June; Glasgow on 19 June; London on 20 June.