Hollywood Vampires preview tonight’s Turning Stone concert (photos, video)

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The Hollywood Vampires are ready to kick off their first-ever tour in Central New York.

The supergroup, featuring Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry performs Tuesday night (May 24) at 8 p.m. in the the Turning Stone Resort Casino Event Center. It’s the first show for the rock band since a performance at the 2016 Grammys, and the first before hitting 17 other cities in North America this spring and summer.

The official Twitter account shared photos from rehearsals this past week, teasing a set list that includes covers of The Who’s “My Generation,” Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” and Jimi Henrix’s “Manic Depression.”

The Turning Stone also shared some behind-the-scenes photos from rehearsals on Monday:

Perry told syracuse.com last month that the band would be in the Syracuse area for several days and use the Turning Stone to “go over the songs together” for the tour. Most concerts will likely resemble the band’s sole album, titled “Hollywood Vampires,” which includes originals like “My Dead Drunk Friends” co-written by Depp and others.

“We’ve got all those songs to pick from and you never know what else we might throw in there. There’s so many cool songs that we like,” Perry said.

It’s unclear how much Depp was involved with rehearsals as he attended the L.A. premiere of “Alice Through The Looking Glass” Monday night and taped a “Jimmy Kimmel Live” appearance that day.

The rest of the tour lineup includes Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo, drummer Matt Sorum (The Cult, Guns N’ Roses), guitarist Tommy Henriksen (Alice Cooper) and multi-instrumentalist Bruce Witkin (from Johnny Depp’s group The Kids). Cooper takes lead vocals, while Perry and Depp both play guitar.

“Kind of a Bucket List thing to be in a band with @alicecooper,” Sorum wrote on Twitter Monday. He also shared a video “tour” of the Hollywood Vampires’ stage setup:

Little tour of the Hollywood Vampires Stage @hollywoodvampires

A video posted by Matt Sorum (@bigdrums) on

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A video posted by Turning Stone Resort Casino (@turningstone) on

By Geoff Herbert | [email protected] for Syracuse

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