Monday, July 11, 2016

Hollywood Vampires update tour plans as Joe Perry remains in hospital

Alice Cooper has confirmed that The Hollywood Vampires will move forward with their summer tour as guitarist Joe Perry remains hospitalized after collapsing during a show in Coney Island, NY on Sunday.

“Vampires!,” tweeted Cooper on Monday. “Confirmed - We WILL see you in Ohio tomorrow night & for the rest of our dates! Thanks for supporting Joe!”

The group are scheduled to perform at the Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, OH on July 12.

During the second song of The Hollywood Vampires show at the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island, Perry stumbled offstage and, according to sources, soon lost consciousness and apparently went into cardiac arrest around 9:30 p.m, with police on the scene reviving him.

The guitarist was taken to Coney Island hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

The Hollywood Vampires have cancelled a scheduled performance on CBS-TV’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday (tonight).

Fans and fellow rockers around the world have taken to social media to show support and best wishes for Perry, including his Aerosmith bandmates.

“I love you Joe Perry,” wrote Steven Tyler. “Feel the millions of prayers coming your way...we all love you...sending white light and all that i got your way.”

“Thankfully, Joe seems to be better than we all first feared,” tweeted bassist Tom Hamilton. “Here's hoping he's back on stage soon doing what he loves to do!”

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Aerosmith family,” posted guitarist Brad Whitford and Derek St. Holmes. “Wishing our rock brother Joe Perry a strong and full recovery!”

“JoePerry I love you!,” added drummer Joey Kramer. “We are Brothers Aerosmith & our brotherhood lives on forever.”

Cooper, Perry and Johnny Depp formed The Hollywood Vampires last year and released a self-titled debut album of classic rock covers.

Conceived by Cooper, the project celebrates the spirit of the original drinking club of the same name that gathered at the upstairs bar of the Rainbow Bar & Grill on Sunset Strip, Los Angeles from 1972, of which Cooper was a founding member. Attendees would include high profile musicians like John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon, Bernie Taupin, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz.

See also:

VIDEO: Joe Perry collapses during Hollywood Vampires show in New York
Hollywood Vampires to perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
VIDEO: Hollywood Vampires headline Rock In Rio Lisbon
Original Alice Cooper Band to reunite for new album
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