One of the most iconic US supergroups Hollywood Vampires rocked Scarborough Open Air Theatre with a hit filled 90-minute set.

Kicking off their UK tour, Hollywood Vampires – Alice Cooper, Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Johnny Depp and Tommy Henriksen opened to a screaming 8,500 capacity crowd with I Want My Now before breaking into a set filled with rock classics including ‘Baba O’Riley’ (The Who), The Jack (AC/DC), ‘Heroes’ (David Bowie) and a tribute to the late Jeff Beck with whom Depp toured with last year. Iconic Aerosmith hit ‘Walk This Way’ had the crowd roaring for more before the set ended with Cooper’s career defining ‘School’s Out’.

And bidding farewell to the crowd, Cooper said: “Thanks. It’s time to get back in the caskets now. “Until next time, School’s Out Scarborough!”

Hollywood Vampires were supported by Welsh rock band Those Damn Crows.

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 on their last UK journey.

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. 

Photo Copyright © Jo Forrest

Set List
I Want My Now
Raise the Dead
I’m Eighteen
Five to One / Break On Through (to the Other Side)
The Boogieman Surprise
My Dead Drunk Friends
You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory
Baba O’Riley
Who’s Laughing Now
People Who Died
The Jack
As Bad as I Am
Jeff Beck Tribute
Bright Light Fright
The Death and Resurrection Show
Walk This Way
The Train Kept A-Rollin’
Schools Out



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