Hollywood Vampires pledge concert earnings to Turkish quake victims
The Hollywood Vampires, featuring Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, and Joe Perry, rocks Istanbul and pledges their concert earnings to Turkey's earthquake victims.
The All-Star Hollywood Vampires band, which includes Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, and Joe Perry, performed for Istanbul music fans on Saturday.
On their world tour, the supergroup performed at Istanbul's Life Park. One of the forerunners of Turkish heavy metal music, Ogun Sanlisoy, performed alone as the opening act.
Neo Events and Stellar were in charge of planning the event, and during the concert, Depp sang and played the bass, the rhythm guitar, and the keyboards.
The band derives its name from a legendary rock club that was founded in the 1970s by Cooper, the iconic drummer of The Who. Aside from their first album, Hollywood Vampires released Rise in 2019 and their first live album in 2023, Live in Rio.
“We are coming to Istanbul Life Park on June 10. At the same time, in order to reduce the impact of the devastating earthquakes that cost the lives of many innocents [sic] people a little bit and to contribute to the collection of needed aid, we will donate all the income from the concert we will give on the evening of June 10 in Istanbul to DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee). We donate it to the earthquake relief fund,” the band wrote on June 3 on Twitter.
On February 6, two large earthquakes that rocked southern Turkey killed about 50,000 people. More than 13 million people in 11 provinces were impacted by the 7.7 and 7.6-magnitude earthquakes that were centered in the Kahramanmaras area.
The band’s next stop will be in Sofia, Bulgaria on June 12.