The supergroup that had Bruno Mars wondering what he was witnessing at Monday’s Grammy Awards has announced a set of dates. The first stop for Hollywood Vampires is set for Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona May 24.
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The band, fronted by Alice Cooper, also includes Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, actor Johnny Depp and Guns N’ Roses rhythm section of Matt Sorum and Duff McKagan. The Vampires are a loose collective of rock royalty, with roots in the 1970s LA scene. Artists such as John Lennon, Elton John, Keith Moon and Ringo Starr have been associated with the group.
Cooper told Rolling Stone:
We have to carefully schedule the Vampires. That’s because you have Johnny’s movie schedule; you’ve got Aerosmith; you’ve got Guns N’ Roses and you’ve got me! It’s five entities going in five different directions. To get those guys all at one time when we’re not working is really unique. So everybody looks at their calendar, and you have to find that two weeks where everybody’s off.
The band performed a tribute to Lemmy Kilmister at Monday’s Grammy Awards, lighting the stage aflame with Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades” as well as their first single “Bad as I Am” from their eponymous album, available now through the usual outlets.
Tickets for the Turning Stone show are $74, $69 and $64 and go on sale Tuesday, Feb. 23, according to a Facebook post from Turning Stone.