- 18 Jul 2023 4:20 PM
The Hollywood Vampires will come to Budapest with an explosive, earth-shaking show on July 18, 2023 at the Sportarena.
The “best bar band in the world”, the american supergroup consists of the biggest iconic stars and rock legends: Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Aerosmith´s Joe Perry and guitarist Tommy Henriksen.
“A heartfelt toast to absent friends” - The Times
"A riotous wake” - The Guardian
“Loud and fast-paced thrill ride through rock n roll’s defiance, excesses and exuberance and it will be vividly remembered for quite some time” - Louder Than War
They open their 2023 UK Tour at the Yorkshire coast venue – the UK’s largest purpose-built outdoor concert arena – on Wednesday July 5 and in a few days they will perform their frenetic, mind-blowing concert in Budapest.
Hollywood Vampires’ tradition is to play a riotous tribute to the great lost heroes of music and their own original material, released on their studio album ‘Rise’. Due to the pandemic, they had to postpone their tour planned for 2020, but as soon as the opportunity arose, they started making music together again.
The band is a big fan of classic British rock'n'roll. They pepper their blistering sets with songs from The Who, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Motörhead and more.
Ahead of Hollywood Vampires’ 2023 UK Tour, frontman Alice Cooper said: "Well it’s already been three years since the Vampires have toured. 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.Lock your doors, put garlic all around, because the Vampires are coming!”
Joe Perry added: “Next Summer it will be finally time for the Hollywood Vampires to rise again! We can’t wait to play the songs from our latest album, Rise, for all our fans across the pond. The excitement builds as we countdown the days! See you all then… remember, leave the garlic at home!”
Hollywood Vampires first came together to record in 2015, bonding over a shared love of their favourite songs and a desire to celebrate their ‘dead, drunk friends’ by playing the music of the fallen heroes. Named after Alice’s 1970s drinking club that included the likes of John Lennon, Keith Moon and Mickey Dolenz, legendary performances ensued around the world.
With stone cold classics by the likes of The Doors, Love, AC/DC and the rest, plus of course Alice and Aerosmith’s hits, Hollywood Vampires were voted “best performance” of 2018 at London’s Wembley Arena.
The 16-track album ‘Rise’, produced by Tommy Henriksen and the Hollywood Vampires, is one of the purest, most unapologetic and enjoyable rock and roll albums of recent times, made by masters of the craft and true fans of the form. Unlike their 2015 debut record, the second album consists mainly of original material, written by the band.
There are, however, in the spirit of the Vampires’ original mission, three covers of songs originally written and recorded by legendary rockers who died far too young… they are trying to rise them.
Joining the tour as special guests are South African rockers Seether, who this year released the Deluxe Edition of their acclaimed 2020 album, Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum, after more than two decades into a storied career. They formed in 1999 and released hit debut album ‘Disclaimer’ that included breakout song ‘Fine Again’ in 2002 and are still enjoying huge success with their army of fans.
Photo earMUSIC - credit: Ross Halfi