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Hollywood Vampires Sink Teeth Into Fargo

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The combined talents of Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp will take the Scheels Arena this July.

What happens when two rock legends team up with a huge celebrity movie star? Furthermore, what happens when that trio comes to Fargo?

We will find out on Monday, July 18, when the Hollywood Vampires perform at the Scheels Arena.

The main trio that comprises the Hollywood Vampires includes the talents of rock icons Alice Cooper and Joe Perry, along with an unlikely member: actor Johnny Depp. Before this mixing of talents, these gentlemen became famous in a myriad of other ways.

Alice Cooper has been well known throughout his 50-year career as a theatrical performer. Cooper’s shows in the past have been known to have creepy and macabre elements, like guillotines, boa constrictors, baby dolls and gallons of fake blood. Concert-goers would continually expect to be simultaneously grossed out and fascinated by his over-the-top performances.

Well known for his rebellious song “School’s Out,” Cooper and band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.

Joe Perry is a bit less dramatic than Cooper but still has an impressive history in the world of rock ‘n’ roll. Perry was the lead guitarist, backup (sometimes lead) vocalist and contributing songwriter for the well-known band Aerosmith for over 30 years.

Perry was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2013 with his bandmate Steven Tyler.

Johnny Depp, definitely not known for music, has actually pursued the hobby for quite some time — even though many of us immediately think of Jack Sparrow, Edward Scissorhands or Willy Wonka, when Depp’s name enters a conversation. The critically acclaimed actor can play both the guitar and drums. While Depp has mostly done covers and backup instrumentals on smaller projects, the Hollywood Vampires has brought his other talents to the forefront.

The Hollywood Vampires released a self-titled studio debut album to many mixed but mostly positive reviews in 2015.

The album, which they are touring in support of at their approaching Fargo concert, features 11 covers of classic rock songs, two original songs (mostly written by Depp) and narration from late actor Christopher Lee.

The band’s first live shows were at the Roxy Theater in L.A. and the Rock in Rio festival, held in Brazil every September. The Hollywood Vampires played the Grammys this past year, broadcasting its music to at least 25 million worldwide viewers.

This concert is sure to be electric with the combination of the bandmates’ unique talents. The theatricality of Cooper and Depp should pair nicely with Perry’s technical abilities to make an unforgettable experience for every audience member.

When asked how good their show is going to be, Depp responded with “There will be rumbling in ears, and there might be blood trickling out of one ear.”

For everyone interested in this unremittingly boisterous rock concert, tickets go on sale 11 a.m. Friday for costs ranging anywhere from $40 to $100 for reserved seating.

Event Info

When: 8 p.m., July 18

Where: Scheels Arena

Tickets: On sale 11 a.m., April 29

More info: Event website

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