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Johnny Depp and Hollywood Vampires rock band announce European tour in 2023

While his Hollywood projects may be on hold following his defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard, Johnny Depp knows exactly what he’ll be up to next summer. He toured Europe with his rock band, the Hollywood Vampires.

The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ actor will join fellow bandmates and rock personalities Joe Perry, Alice Cooper and Tommy Henriksen for their upcoming summer 2023 concerts in Germany and Luxembourg.

“The Hollywood Vampires Are Back!!” the band’s official Instagram posted on Wednesday.

According to the social media post, the four-person band will play six shows throughout June next summer. The first show will take place in Oberhausen, Germany at the Rudolf Weber-Arena on June 20, 2023. The post also teases that fans should “keep an eye out for more to come…”.

The Hollywood Vampires will hit the road nearly three years after canceling their European summer tour twice due to COVID-19. The European shows were originally scheduled for 2020 but postponed to 2021 due to COVID-related safety concerns. Then in 2021, the band revealed via social media posts that they would be rescheduling their 2021 tour due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

News of the band’s upcoming tour dates comes just weeks after Depp won an estimated $10.4 million in the controversial defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Heard. The trial, which ended earlier this month after six weeks, also saw jurors award Heard $2 million in damages.

Even before the jurors returned a verdict in early June, Depp continued to perform alongside English guitarist Jeff Beck. According to Variety, the actor made a surprise appearance at Beck’s show on May 30 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The two collaborated on the upcoming single “This Is a Song for Miss Hedy Lamarr”. In 2020, Beck and Depp also released a cover of John Lennon’s “Isolation”.