Johnny Depp postpones tour after suffering ‘painful’ ankle injury

Johnny Deppa member of the band Hollywood vampires, postponed his US tour due to an ankle injury sustained while promoting his film at the Cannes Film Festival. Depp and his bandmates Alice Cooper and Joe Perry announced the rescheduling on Instagram, expressing their disappointment.

Hollywood Vampires was formed in 2012 as a tribute band to honor deceased rock stars. Depp worked with the late Jeff Beck on an album, and their shared love of music led to a strong bond. Their collaboration rekindled their creativity and they released an album with a youth-themed cover art.

Read on to learn more.

Johnny Depp: Broken ankle

Johnny Depp's Minamata photo call at the 70th Berlin Film Festival.

Based on Daily MailJohnny Depp and his band Hollywood Vampires have decided to postpone the US leg of their upcoming tour due to a painful injury to his lower body.

While promoting his film ‘Jeanne Du Barry’ at the Cannes Film Festival, Depp injured his ankle for the first time. Unfortunately, he aggravated his injury at his late friend Jeff Beck’s memorial service.

According to the source speaking with him TMZ, the actor “broke his ankle and has been instructed by his medical team not to fly for the foreseeable future.” As a result, the 59-year-old will not be able to perform at Hollywood Vampires’ next three shows scheduled for June in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New York.

Hollywood vampires postpone their US tour

One Instagram In Monday’s post, Depp and his bandmates Alice Cooper and Joe Perry announced the rescheduling of their first three US tours.

The band expressed their sadness in the post and revealed that the tour dates are being postponed. “We are saddened to announce that Hollywood Vampires will be rescheduling their three US tour dates next week,” they said.

They added that the decision was due to Depp’s ankle injury and wrote: “Johnny after his recent appearance he suffered a painful injury to his ankle and was advised by his doctor not to travel.”

The band concluded that Depp was “broken by such a turn of events, but can’t wait to rest that all four Vampires will bring their best to the European tour”.

Johnny Depp and the Hollywood Vampires are a cover band

Italy: Johnny Depp walks the red carpet at the Rome Film Festival

In 2012, Depp, Cooper and Perry joined forces to form the band Hollywood Vampires. They initially focused on performing covers, paying homage to deceased rock stars of the 1970s. Depp previously toured with and collaborated on an album with the late guitarist Jeff Beck. Tragically, Beck died aged 78 after contracting bacterial meningitis.

During their collaboration, Depp and Beck produced a collection of 13 tracks, including two original Depp songs. The album featured a wide range of cover songs, featuring iconic artists such as the Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye and John Lennon, as well as alternative rockers such as Killing Joke and The Velvet Underground.

Beck said in a statement Notice board that playing with Johnny revived their youthful spirits and creativity. “We’d joke about feeling like we were 18 again, so that became the title of the album,” Beck said.

Collaboration with guitarist Jeff Beck

Johnny Depp at the Fairfax County Courthouse

Inspired by their shared love of music as teenagers, Depp and Beck decided to portray themselves as 18-year-olds on the album cover. Skillfully drawn by Beck’s wife Sandra, the artwork captures the essence of their youthful memories.

For Depp, working with Beck was a dream come true, as he grew up listening to Beck’s music. Calling Beck one of the true greats, Depp said: “It’s an incredible honor to be able to play and write music with Jeff, one of the true greats, who I’m now privileged to call my brother.”

Their partnership began in 2016 when they first met and quickly developed a close bond. They started talking about guitars and cars and sharing jokes while enjoying each other’s company.

As they spent time together, Beck came to appreciate Depp’s songwriting skills. This led to Beck playing the song “Welcome To Bushwacker”, which appeared on Hollywood Vampires’ album Rise in 2019.

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