HOLLYWOOD ACTOR Johnny Depp is set to embark on a UK tour with his band the Hollywood Vampires next summer – starting in Scarborough.

The rock supergroup consists of Alice Cooper, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and Depp.

After a delayed tour from 2020 the band, along with guitarist Tommy Henriksen, will return to play shows across the UK in July 2023.

The group will play Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Wednesday, July 5, to kick off the UK tour.

There will also be stops in Swansea, Manchester, London and Birmingham before ending in Glasgow on July 12.

This comes after Hollywood star Depp, famed for playing roles such as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean, and  has gone back to the music world following his high-profile defamation battle with ex-wife Amber Heard earlier this year.

As jurors deliberated in his US defamation case, who ultimately found in Depp’s favour, the actor performed in UK shows with rock veteran Jeff Beck.

As reported by The Press, Depp joined Beck for his show at York Barbican.

Fans lined barriers at the venue to a glimpse of the Hollywood star.

Gazette & Herald: Fans lined the barriers at York Barbican. Picture: Dylan ConnellFans lined the barriers at York Barbican. Picture: Dylan Connell

The star was also photographed outside the Principal Hotel in York, where he met with fans and posed for photographs.

Gazette & Herald: Johnny Depp pictured at the Principal Hotel in YorkJohnny Depp pictured at the Principal Hotel in York

With the Hollywood Vampires, the group traditionally plays songs in tribute to the “great lost heroes of music” as well as their own original material from their 2015 self-titled debut album and their 2019 release Rise.

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Speaking about the new tour, Alice Cooper told PA media: “Well, it’s already been three years since the Vampires have toured because of Covid.

“Also, Johnny has his movies, Joe’s in Aerosmith and I’m in Alice Cooper, so we have to look at that whole thing and see when we can all get a month or two off where we can go out and tour. And, we are going to be doing that, next summer coming up, 2023.

“I can’t wait to get back with the guys, I really love being in that band. My band is great and wonderful, but playing with the Vampires is an entirely different situation.

“I don’t necessarily do any theatrics at all, I’m just the lead singer, in a band, and the band just happens to be one of the best bands around! It’ll be great to see Johnny and Joe and Buck and Chris and all the guys.

“We’ll be rocking these places, especially the UK, I can’t wait to get to the UK! Lock your doors, put garlic all around, because the Vampires are coming!”

Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 28 2022 at 10am.

Tickets for the show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre will be able available online from: scarboroughopenairtheatre.com