Just a little over a year ago, legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper began reminiscing about his “Hollywood Vampires” days of ole. Back in the 1970’s, the Hollywood Vampires was an informal group made up of famous rock stars like Bernie Taupin, Harry Nilsson, Micky Dolenz, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Keith Moon as well as the ‘No More Mr. Nice Guy’ Cooper. To become members of this infamous group, each individual had to out-drink all the other members – a impressive feat for some of these guys back at this time in music history. Those were great times – and it got this rocker thinking about how cool it would be to create an all-new Hollywood Vampires and have some fun.
Shortly thereafter, an announcement was made that the debut of the (new) Hollywood Vampires super-group would be performing at Rock in Rio, and joining Cooper for this project would be American actor, producer and musician Johnny Depp, as well as lead guitarist for the prodigious rock group Aerosmith, Joe Perry. Formed to honor the music of the rock stars who died from excesses like drugs and alcohol in the 1970’s, Hollywood Vampires released their debut studio album last September and covered songs by Led Zeppelin and The Who, The Jimi Hendrix Experience and The Doors, T. Rex and more. And now these rock and roll vamps are getting ready to take this show on the road – and oh, what a show it’s going to be!
Bringing along former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum and Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo, the Hollywood Vampires are going to embark on the rock and roll highway for a 18-city trek North American tour. Kicking things on on May 24 in New York, these guys are going to wind their way around the U.S. and Canada before wrapping things up on July 25 in Paso Robles, CA. And in the midst of it all will be a stop right here in Illinois, at the River Edge Park in Aurora on July 7.
Gates open at 6:30 P.M. for this special Thursday evening concert, and showtime is 8 P.M. Tickets are on sale now by clicking here, then beginning April 29 they’ll be available online, as well as by phone by calling (630) 896-6666, or in person at the Paramount Theatre box office located at 23 E. Galena Blvd in Aurora.
In addition to regular concert tickets there are also VIP options available which include early entry into the venue, meet and greet and photo opportunities with Joe Perry, Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper, and more. Click here for additional information.
Hollywood Vampires tour dates:
May 24 – Verona, NY – Turning Stone Casino
July 1 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
July 2 – Mashantucket, CT – The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino
July 3 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Resort Spas and Casino Event Center
July 5 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest BMO Harris Pavilion
July 7 – Aurora, IL – River Edge Park
July 8 – Orillia, ONT – Casino Rama Entertainment Center
July 9 – Niagara Falls, ONT – Stage at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
July 10 – Brooklyn, NY – Coney Island Amphitheater
July 12 – Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion
July 13 – Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
July 14 – Cadott, WI – Rock Fest
July 16 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 18 – Fargo, North Dakota – Scheels Arena
July 22 – Rohnert Park, CA – Weill Hall
July 23 – Jacksonville, OR – Britt Pavilion
July 24 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
July 25 – Paso Robles, CA – Mid State Fair