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Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, and Joe Perry bring Hollywood Vampires back to Bethlehem on May 21

Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, and Joe Perry bring Hollywood Vampires back to Bethlehem on May 21
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From a press release:

It was announced this week that Hollywood Vampires, a rock supergroup featuring movie star Johnny Depp, shock rocker Alice Cooper, and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, will return to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Monday, May 21 at 9 p.m.

Tickets, which are $49.50 and $109.50, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, March 16 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at, the Event Center box office (77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem),, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

In 1972 at a Sunset Strip club called the Rainbow Bar & Grill, the Hollywood Vampires were born in the upstairs bar. It was a gathering place for the rock stars living in or passing through Los Angeles.

“To join the club, one simply had to out drink all of the members,” said Cooper, a founding member of the original Vampires. “I would walk in on a typical night,” he continued, “and John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon – who would usually be in a costume like a maid or a chauffeur – Bernie Taupin, Jim Morrison, and Mickey Dolenz would be there. The next week might be Bernie Taupin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Mickey Dolenz.”

Three years ago, Alice and good friend Johnny Depp got together and decided the spirit of the Hollywood Vampires should live again (minus the drinking), an environment for great artists to hang, laugh, and play together. The Hollywood Vampires live again with the 2015 release of their self-titled debut album. Cooper and Depp were joined by Joe Perry, who is an old friend of both of them, and the recording began – a tribute to the original Hollywood Vampires.

A supergroup comprised of rock royalty and a Hollywood superstar, the Vampires are offering fans a nonstop, energetic rock concert like no other, performing their original songs like “Bad As I Am” as well as renditions of popular classics, including “My Generation,” “Whole Lotta Love,” and a “School’s Out”/“Another Brick in the Wall” medley.

Following their wildly successful concerts at The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, in front of 100,000 screaming fans at the Rock in Rio festival, and their spectacular worldwide television debut on the 2016 Grammy Awards reaching a global audience of almost 25 million people, Perry believes that this band will blow people away.

“Here is a gang of friends who came together really by chance and, over the last year, we were finally able to wrangle our schedules and the energy just fell into place. Playing with this lineup is like a dream come true. After seeing the reaction at Rock in Rio in front of 100,000 fans, I know this band is going to tear the house down. Hell, I would want to be in the audience to see us rip it up,” he said.

“There will be rumbling in ears, and there might be blood trickling out of one ear,” Depp warned. “Then we’ll know we’ve done our job,” Cooper added.

See NEPA Scene’s photos of Alice Cooper performing in Wilkes-Barre last week here.