The Hollywood Vampires, the American band with Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp, will play in Paris in 2023.
An initiative of Alice Cooper
This Monday, September 26, The Hollywood Vampires announce their return to France with a concert scheduled at the Zenith in Paris on June 25, 2023. For the moment, this is the only French date announced as part of their European tour. This will be their first concert in the capital. Until then, the only French concert of The Hollywood Vampires took place at the Hellfest festival in 2018.
Created in 1969
It was in Los Angeles, in 1969, that the « supergroup » The Hollywood Vampires was created on the initiative of Alice Cooper. More than four decades later, Alice Cooper decides with her friend the actor Johnny Depp (also a guitarist), to revive the spirit of the band by offering renowned artists to find themselves in an environment conducive to making music together. without external pressure. This is how they were joined by Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and they quickly planned to give a discographic follow-up to this adventure that had become legendary for all rock fans, and whose proceeds would go to the MusiCares foundation. , supporting musicians experiencing reversals of fortune.
Officially reformed in 2015
For more than two years, they brought together in the studio artists such as Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Brian Johnson (AC/DC), Slash, Zak Starkey (son of one of the original members, Ringo Starr), Tommy Henriksen , producer Bob Ezrin, Perry Farrell, Joe Walsh or even Marilyn Manson, in order to cover standards in homage to the great heroes of rock. Hollywood Vampires officially reformed in 2015 and the current line up still includes Tommy Henriksen, guitars and keyboards since 2015, but also for this tour: Glen Sobel on drums (with the band since 2017), Chris Wyse on bass and backing vocals (since 2018) and Buck Johnson on keyboards, rhythm and lead guitar (also since 2018). If the musicians started by covering classic rock and hard rock on their first album, such as « My Generation » by The Who or « Whole Lotta Love », with some original songs. However, on Rise, released in 2019, the group chooses to favor original compositions, such as the single “Who’s Laughing Now“. However, there is a cover of « Heroes », David Bowie’s standard.