Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Hollywood Vampires expand 2016 tour

Supergroup The Hollywood Vampires have expanded their 2016 tour.

Led by the trio of Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, the band have added a May 29 appearance at the Hessentag Festival in Herborn, Germany and more than a dozen US dates to their first extended tour.

Shows begin at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York on May 24, with dates running to the end of July.

The band’s live lineup will be see Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots step in on bass for Guns N’ Roses Duff McKagan due to his other commitements, and will be rounded out by drummer Matt Sorum, guitarist Tommy Henriksen and multi-instrumentalist Bruce Witkin on piano, percussion and guitar.

"Here is a gang of friends who came together really by chance and over the last year we were finally able to wrangle our schedules and the energy just fell into place,” says Perry. “Playing with this line up is like a dream come true. After seeing the reaction at Rock In Rio in front of 100,000 fans, I know this band is going to tear the house down. Hell, I would want to be in the audience to see us rip it up."

Cooper recently confirmed that the Hollywood Vampires have begun working on a follow-up to their 2015 self-titled debut, which featured a collection of covers of tracks by The Who, John Lennon, T. Rex and more.

The Hollywood Vampires
2016 tour

May 24 - Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Casino
May 27 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Rock in Rio
May 29 - Herborn, Germany @ Hessentag Festival *
May 30 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Grona Lund
Jun 01 - Horsens, Denmark @ The Prison
Jun 06 - Bucharest, Romania @ Romexpo Parc C
Jul 01 - Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center *
Jul 02 - Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Casino *
Jul 03 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Casino Event Center
Jul 05 - Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest BMO Harris Pavilion
Jul 07 - Aurora, IL @ River Edge Park *
Jul 08 - Orillia, ONT @ Casino Rama Entertainment Center *
Jul 09 - Niagara Falls, NY @ Stage at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino *
Jul 10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Coney Island Amphitheater *
Jul 12 - Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion *
Jul 13 - Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Jul 14 - Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest
Jul 16 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre *
Jul 18 - Fargo, North Dakota @ Scheels Arena *
Jul 22 - Rohnert Park, CA @ Weill Hall *
Jul 23 - Jacksonville, OR @ Britt Pavilion *
Jul 24 - Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery *
Jul 25 - Paso Robles, CA @ Mid State Fair

* new dates added

See also:

Alice Cooper extends 2016 tour
Hollywood Vampires announce 2016 tour
Hollywood Vampires working on second album
Hollywood Vampires release new single and announce US show
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