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Unread post by Chocolat » Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:50 am

Flor wrote:Yes, I just had to try. Felt like a giddy teenager, walked all the way to the hotel and city centre twice in hope of spotting them. Spent 2 hours alone creeping in front of the hotel :whistle: I'm off to the concert now. Yay! :airkiss:
So happy for you! :goodvibes: Have a wonderful time!
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Unread post by SnoopyDances » Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:35 pm

Flor wrote:Yes, I just had to try. Felt like a giddy teenager, walked all the way to the hotel and city centre twice in hope of spotting them. Spent 2 hours alone creeping in front of the hotel :whistle: I'm off to the concert now. Yay! :airkiss:
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Can't wait to hear all about the concert! :giddy:

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thecraigknightAnother new project launching soon... Cover project #rocknroll #alicecooper @hollywoodvampires @realalicecooper
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Unread post by RamblinRebel » Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:39 am

Just got my tix to see the Hollywood Vampires in Aurora!! :elvis: :slick: So excited! It's only 5 days away! :snoopydances: Anyone else headed to Aurora or Summerfest?

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Unread post by SnoopyDances » Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:04 am

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Johnny Depp Kicks Off U.S. Tour with Hollywood Vampires in Pennsylvania

By Michael Miller @write_miller

07/01/2016 AT 06:00 PM EDT
The show goes on.

After a brief hiatus, Johnny Depp is reuniting with his band for a string of U.S. tour dates starting tonight in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Dressed in black pants, a black vest and a short black and white shirt, Depp was all smiles while playing his electric guitar, even occasionally waving and having fun with the crowd.

The crowd erupted in screams when the 53-year-old actor told the audience, "Thank you so much."

Depp and the Hollywood Vampires, his classic rock band with Alice Cooper and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, toured Europe this spring, with stops in Italy, Portugal, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Romania.

The busy tour schedule came in the midst of Depp's ugly divorce from estranged wife Amber Heard, who levied domestic violence allegations against him in court filings.

Depp spent his time between tours recuperating at his private island in the Bahamas, where sources say his friends and family, including his daughter Lily-Rose Depp, came to visit.

Since returning, a source close to Depp tells PEOPLE the actor's "doing great" and "looks and seems healthy." Earlier this week, he was spotted getting dinner at Ago Restaurant in West Hollywood with daughter Lily-Rose, 17, and son Jack, 14.

"The mood was light and guests seemed to enjoy. Johnny sat next to his kids. He looked very good. Tanned and healthy," says a restaurant source. "Much healthier than a few months ago. He didn't drink any alcohol."

Moving forward, another source says Depp "is looking forward to the [American] tour now. He hasn't been speaking about his divorce. He just seems focused on hanging out with his kids before the tour."

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Unread post by tracy » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:31 am

Long time member here, but I've always been a quiet one! :blush: I hope I'm posting this in the right spot (sorry if I'm not!) but I just had to share that I went to the Hollywood Vampires show last night in Bethlehem.

Johnny looked so good--he was smiling, laughing, and so animated with the crowd. It was wonderful to see him up on stage doing what he so clearly loves to do. It was great to see him this way despite all that's going on around him these days. It was such a dream come true to be so close to him and share a smile/wave. I'm sure it will be a while before the smile leaves my face! :-)

Thanks for letting me share/gush here!
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Unread post by SnoopyDances » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:47 am

tracy wrote:Long time member here, but I've always been a quiet one! :blush: I hope I'm posting this in the right spot (sorry if I'm not!) but I just had to share that I went to the Hollywood Vampires show last night in Bethlehem.

Johnny looked so good--he was smiling, laughing, and so animated with the crowd. It was wonderful to see him up on stage doing what he so clearly loves to do. It was great to see him this way despite all that's going on around him these days. It was such a dream come true to be so close to him and share a smile/wave. I'm sure it will be a while before the smile leaves me face! :-)

Thanks for letting me share/gush here!
:yahoo: How awesome for you Tracy! :heart:
I was hoping someone was at the concert and would share.

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REVIEW: Hollywood Vampires at Sands Bethlehem Event Center are more alive than ever
by John J. Moser

Reviews of the earliest shows by new rock supergroup The Hollywood Vampires equated its performance to that of a bar band.

Perhaps the group – fronted by seminal shock-rocker Alice Cooper, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and actor Johnny Depp – since those shows has done a lot of rehearsing.

Because its concert Friday at Sands Bethlehem Event Center to kickoff its first formal U.S. tour was something else altogether: A polished and surprisingly strong, rollicking good rock band.

At its most basic, it had very much the vibe of an Alice Cooper show – Cooper provided nearly all the vocals and visuals – only with an exceptionally good guitarist. And Joe Perry showed that he remains one of the best.

And then there was Depp. How much he actually contributed to the music was hard to measure, with his rhythm guitar deep in the mix of the other six people on stage (he did play solos on two of the group’s original songs).

But just his presence was powerful. Throughout the night, the sold-out crowd cheered virtually every move Depp made – starting with his leading the band on stage and a small wave on the opening song.

The Hollywood Vampire’s 21-song, 92-minute show was well-designed, growing stronger as it went.

It opened with movie search lights and snippet of film – a not-so-subtle reminder of the band’s Hollywood roots – and the appropriate song “Raise the Dead,” one of just three originals the band did. Of course, its self-titled debut album also has just three originals.

It and other early songs were very much in the style of Cooper’s solo shows – crunching rock, with the Goth-garbed singer posing and gesturing as he sang. And the 68-year-old vocalist sang surprisingly well, as if the new band has energized him.

Cooper even made John Lennon’s “Cold Turkey” his own, updating it into his style – helped by an exceptional Perry solo.

Perry also was a star, ripping guitar on Spirit’s “I Got a Line on You,” elevating Hendrix’s “Manic Depression” with good playing and almost single-handedly saving T. Rex’s “Bang a Gong (Get It On)” with his muscular playing.

Perry even sang on the Fleetwood Mac blues song “Stop Messin’ Around,” then ripped a solo holding the guitar behind his head.

Mid-show, Cooper explained that The Hollywood Vampires arose from a drinking club at Hollywood’s Rainbow Room. A reference to The Doors – “I used to drink with one of them; his name was Jim Morrison” – led into a mash-up of “Five to One” and “Break On Through” that was laudable in both musicianship and vocals.

Not all of the covers were as great. A pairing of The Who’s “Pinball Wizard” and “My Generation” were OK, saved largely by Perry smashing his guitar after the latter. A slower version of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love,” with Cooper on harmonica (!) was good, again helped by Perry’s guitar, but not remarkable.

And T. Rex’s “20th Century Boy” fell short because it wasn’t a good enough song for the talent playing it.

But the second half of the show was far better; even the two originals. The new “As Bad As I Am” was a Ramones-like blast and “My Dead Drunk Friends” was nicely dynamic, with Depp playing lead. “They’re all gone,” Cooper said of the titular colleagues. “I come from an older, more dangerous breed.”

A pairing of David Bowie’s “Rebel Rebel” and “Suffragette City” was very good, with Cooper wailing.

The set closed with Cooper’s hit “I’m Eighteen,” with the singer all in and Perry playing good guitar. And then a killer version of Aerosmith’s “Sweet Emotion,” with bassist Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots nailing the bass part and Perry burning on guitar.

Depp, whose only words to the crowd through the show were an early “Thank you so much for having us,” gave a mumbled introduction of the band.

The encore started with a runaway version of Aerosmith’s “Train Kept A Rollin’,” Perry playing feedback guitar, then perhaps the night’s best, a strong, faithful version of Cooper’s “School’s Out,” with a snippet of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall.”

After a pause, the band came back for a fast and furious cover of Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades” that Cooper dedicated to that band’s frontman Lemmy Kilmister, who died in December.

“If we missed any dead drunk friends, we’ll get them next time,” Cooper said. “We’re Hollywood Vampires – music from the grave.”

Truth is, The Hollywood Vampires are more alive than ever.

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Unread post by Theresa » Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:57 am

tracy wrote:Long time member here, but I've always been a quiet one! :blush: I hope I'm posting this in the right spot (sorry if I'm not!) but I just had to share that I went to the Hollywood Vampires show last night in Bethlehem.

Johnny looked so good--he was smiling, laughing, and so animated with the crowd. It was wonderful to see him up on stage doing what he so clearly loves to do. It was great to see him this way despite all that's going on around him these days. It was such a dream come true to be so close to him and share a smile/wave. I'm sure it will be a while before the smile leaves my face! :-)

Thanks for letting me share/gush here!
Thanks for sharing your night with us, tracy! Sounds like you had a great time there...keep on :biggrin:

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Joe Perry interview excerpt

Let’s rip this off like a Band-Aid: Depp's troubles. How is he? How much of a distraction is his situation?

When you're as world-renowned a guy as Johnny, something like that occurs within the media and doesn’t have anything to do with what we’re doing. The media wants to make the most out of this, but for us, it's going on elsewhere. Not here. You wouldn't know anything is going on with him to talk to him. Look, we've all had our ups-and-down with wives and ex-wives. We're all friends. He doesn’t bring his troubles to the party — and if he did want to, he's free to talk to me about it, I've been married for over 30 years.

So neither Depp nor you are dwelling on it.

No, he's dwelling on what power amps to use. He's had to deal with some electrical problems. He's busy sorting that out.

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Unread post by Joni » Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:05 pm

Love the Joe Perry excerpt! Thanks emma. :rose:

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tracy wrote:Long time member here, but I've always been a quiet one! :blush: I hope I'm posting this in the right spot (sorry if I'm not!) but I just had to share that I went to the Hollywood Vampires show last night in Bethlehem.

Johnny looked so good--he was smiling, laughing, and so animated with the crowd. It was wonderful to see him up on stage doing what he so clearly loves to do. It was great to see him this way despite all that's going on around him these days. It was such a dream come true to be so close to him and share a smile/wave. I'm sure it will be a while before the smile leaves my face! :-)

Thanks for letting me share/gush here!
:highfive: :yes: :yes3: So happy for you!! So happy for Johnny!!
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Thanks for posting that awesome review, SnoopyDances!! :yahoo: I am beyond excited. :bounce:

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Unread post by bringmethathorizon » Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:01 pm

I know it is probably posted on here somewhere, the Vampires tour dates. I would really appreciate finding out, would love to try to get to a show. Thanks!
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