Captain Jack Sparrow is hitting the stage with an equally shady character: Alice Cooper.
The Hollywood Vampires, a supergroup featuring Johnny Depp and Cooper, announced a string of concert dates on Wednesday, including a pair of dates at The Roxy on the Sunset Strip.
The group has its origins in an informal club of rock luminaries that would gather at the upstairs bar of the Rainbow Bar & Grill, Cooper said in a release Wednesday.
“I would walk in on a typical night,” Cooper said, “and John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon — who would usually be in a costume like a maid or a chauffeur — Bernie Taupin, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz would be there. The next week might be Bernie Taupin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz.”
The current musical unit also includes Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, Guns N’ Roses vets Matt Sorum and Duff McKagan on drums and bass, respectively, Tommy Henricksen on guitar and Bruce Witkin on piano and guitar.
Tickets for the Roxy shows, which take place Sept. 16 and 17, go on sale August 14.
The group will also perform at Brazil’s Rock in Rio festival on Sept. 24. Prior to the show, the band will pair with the Starkey Hearing Foundation to provide more than 150 hearing-impaired people with hearing aids, then bring a number of those people to the show so they can hear music for the first time in their lives.
The Hollywood Vampires will release their new, Bob Ezrin-produced album on Sept. 11, with artist proceeds going to the charity MusiCares.