Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry and Tommy Henriksen’s ‘World’s Best Bar Band’ hit the Yorkshire Theater
The self-proclaimed ‘world’s best bar band’ – made up of core members and rock legends Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and guitarist Tommy Henriksen – are the first headliners revealed for the 2023 summer season long-awaited Scarborough OAT.
They open their 2023 UK tour on the Yorkshire Coast – the UK’s largest outdoor concert venue – on Wednesday July 5.
The tradition of Hollywood Vampires is to pay homage to the great lost heroes of music and their own original material, released on their studio album “Rise”.
And you just can’t hold a good band. Forced to cancel their planned 2020 tour due to the global pandemic, the band members’ special bond in the UK brought them back at the earliest opportunity.
Making no secret of their love of classic British rock’n’roll, they pepper their scorching sets with songs from The Who, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Motörhead and many more.
Ahead of the Hollywood Vampires’ 2023 UK tour, frontman Alice Cooper said: “Well it’s been three years since the Vampires last toured. Can’t wait to get back with the guys, I really like to be in this band. My band is awesome and wonderful, but playing with vampires is a totally different situation.
“I don’t necessarily do theater at all, I’m just the lead singer of a band, and the band happens to be one of the best bands around! It will be great to see Johnny and Joe and Buck and Chris and all the guys. We’re going to rock these places, especially England, can’t wait to get to England! Close your doors, put garlic all around, because the vampires are coming!”
Joe Perry added: “Next summer it will finally be time for the Hollywood vampires to rise again! We can’t wait to play the songs from our latest album, Rise, for all of our fans across the Atlantic. The excitement builds as we count the days! See you soon…remember, leave the garlic at home!
Hollywood Vampires UK Tour 2023:
Wednesday July 5 – Scarborough, Open Air Theater
Friday July 7 – Swansea, Swansea Arena
Saturday July 8 – Manchester, AO Arena
Sunday July 9 – London, The O2
Tuesday 11 July – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
Wednesday July 12 – Glasgow, OVO Hydro
Peter Taylor, Room Programmer at Scarborough OAT, said: “This is a huge blow for Scarborough OAT. Hollywood Vampires are returning to the UK for the first time in five years and we’re delighted that this long-awaited tour will include a date on the Yorkshire coast before they play some of the UK’s biggest arenas.
“I’m sure rock fans will love this – the first of many exciting announcements we have coming here to Scarborough OAT in the coming weeks. Can’t wait for summer 2023 – it’s going to be amazing! »
Hollywood Vampires first came together to record in 2015, bonding over a shared love for their favorite songs and a desire to celebrate their “dead and drunk friends” by playing the music of fallen heroes. Named after Alice’s 1970s drinking club that included the likes of John Lennon, Keith Moon and Mickey Dolenz, legendary performances followed around the world.
Featuring chilling classics like The Doors, Love, AC/DC and the like, plus hits from Alice and Aerosmith, Hollywood Vampires was voted “Best Performance” of 2018 at London’s Wembley Arena at their last trip to UK.
The 16-track album ‘Rise’, produced by Tommy Henriksen and the Hollywood Vampires, is one of the purest, most shameless and enjoyable rock and roll albums of recent times, produced by masters of the profession and true fans of the form. Unlike their 2015 debut album, the second album consists mostly of original material, written by the band. There are, however, in the spirit of the original Vampires mission, three covers of songs originally written and recorded by legendary rockers who died far too young.
South African rockers Seether join the tour as special guests. Since forming in Pretoria, South Africa in 1999, Seether has amassed a global fanbase that has grown organically, providing fans around the world with camaraderie, comfort and a sense of personal power.
Their impressive sales and track record includes three platinum and two gold albums, 17 No. 1 singles, 21 multi-format Top 5 hits, single sales exceeding 17 million and over 2 billion streams worldwide on all platforms. Seether is Billboard’s eighth all-time rock artist, spanning the chart’s 40-year history. Their latest album — their eighth — the acclaimed Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (If You Want Peace, Prepare for War), was released in 2020 via Fantasy Records.
Tickets for Hollywood Vampires and Seether at the Scarborough Open Air Theater go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, October 28 via scarboroughopenairtheatre.com
Hollywood Vampires VIP packages will include exclusive merchandise, autographed memorabilia and the chance for a personal photo with Joe, Johnny and Alice.