July 30, 2023

Music

Johnny Depp wins hearts onstage at Hollywood Vampires’ first US tour stop

Johnny Depp while going towards the stage met fans and express gratitude

By Jean Valjean July 30, 2023
Johnny Depp wins hearts onstage at Hollywood Vampires’ first US tour stop

Johnny Depp wins hearts onstage at Hollywood Vampires’ first US tour stop

Once more, Johnny Depp is making American fans happy.

The Hollywood Vampires, featuring Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, and Tommy Henriksen, took the stage in Boston on Friday night to perform for a sold-out audience of 3,500 at the Wang Theatre of the Boch Centre after postponing numerous foreign shows, most notably last week in Slovakia.

Depp entered the venue's backstage entrance before the concert and immediately headed to the crowd who had gathered behind a barricade to see him. At least 20 of the more than 60 ecstatic fans received hugs from the actor and musician in addition to pictures, autographs, and selfies.

One such admirer was a 12-year-old, who resides in New Hampshire, who broke down in tears after getting a hug and a selfie with Depp.

"He smiled at me and all I could get out was 'hi'," one of the concertgoers said. "My mom got me into his movies and into his music. I can’t believe I just met him."

Her mom said Depp was "unbelievably sweet" to not only her daughter but others in the crowd whom he met.

"He really was so nice, and I’ve never seen her that excited," she said of her daughter’s encounter with Depp. "She will never forget this."

Although every member of the band, including travelling bandmates Glen Sobel, Buck Johnson, and Chris Wyse, had a long history in the music business, it was Depp, who is best known for his movie appearances, who fans seemed to be most anticipating seeing.