Johnny Depp Kicks Off U.S. Tour with Hollywood Vampires in Pennsylvania
The show goes on.
After a brief hiatus, Johnny Depp is reuniting with his band for a string of U.S. tour dates starting tonight in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Dressed in black pants, a black vest and a short black and white shirt, Depp was all smiles while playing his electric guitar, even occasionally waving and having fun with the crowd.
The crowd erupted in screams when the 53-year-old actor told the audience, “Thank you so much.”
Depp and the Hollywood Vampires, his classic rock band with Alice Cooper and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, toured Europe this spring, with stops in Italy, Portugal, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Romania.
The busy tour schedule came in the midst of Depp’s ugly divorce from estranged wife Amber Heard, who levied domestic violence allegations against him in court filings.
Depp spent his time between tours recuperating at his private island in the Bahamas, where sources say his friends and family, including his daughter Lily-Rose Depp, came to visit.
Since returning, a source close to Depp tells PEOPLE the actor’s “doing great” and “looks and seems healthy.” Earlier this week, he was spotted getting dinner at Ago Restaurant in West Hollywood with daughter Lily-Rose, 17, and son Jack, 14.
“The mood was light and guests seemed to enjoy. Johnny sat next to his kids. He looked very good. Tanned and healthy,” says a restaurant source. “Much healthier than a few months ago. He didn’t drink any alcohol.”
Moving forward, another source says Depp “is looking forward to the [American] tour now. He hasn’t been speaking about his divorce. He just seems focused on hanging out with his kids before the tour.”
•Reporting by DIANE HERBST