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Days after the supergroup's fired-up Grammys performance, Hollywood Vampires have announced their first U.S. tour in 2016.

The band, which is comprised of Alice Cooper, Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses), Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver) and Johnny Depp (ahem... Pirates Of The Caribbean), is set to kick off their tour in New York on May 24 and then it's on to Europe for a gig in Lisbon.

As you can imagine, coordinating the schedules of five international superstars isn't the easiest of tasks. In fact, it's probably a huge headache when considering all the upcoming projects Depp is working on and the other guys' various gigs.

Depp, Perry, McKagan
Depp, Perry, McKagan

Talking to Rolling Stone, Alice Cooper commented:

"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."

Although they rarely get time to meet up for rehearsals, it makes their moments together all the more exciting:

"It's going to be fun to rehearse this stuff with the Vampires, because it doesn't happen so often that we get together. It's something you really look forward to."
Depp, Cooper, Perry
Depp, Cooper, Perry

Hollywood Vampires was formed last year by Deep, Cooper and Perry to honor rock music of the 1970s. The name derives from a drinking club formed by Cooper in the '70s, which originally included Ringo Starr and The Who drummer Keith Moon. The Vampires released a self-titled album of covers last September.

At the Grammys earlier this week, they took to the stage to pay tribute to late Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister. Watch the performance below:

Would you go to a Hollywood Vampires gig?

Source: Rolling Stone


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