Actor Johnny Depp is putting his defamation trial against his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, behind him. The 59-year-old is doing so with an overseas rock tour. Depp’s band, Hollywood Vampires, announced concert dates for next summer in Germany and Luxembourg.
The group includes rock stars Joe Perry, Alice Cooper and Tommy Henriksen. Tickets go on sale for the overseas tour on Monday, June 27th.
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Last year the group had to cancel their planned tour due to pandemic and the accompanying travel restrictions. In a statement the band released about the cancelation they expressed their disappointment, “We are beyond disappointed to announce that the Hollywood Vampires must cancel our rescheduled U.K./European tour this summer.”
“We kept trying to make it happen, but unfortunately due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 travel restrictions, it is just not possible.” At the time they promised to be back, “Thank you for understanding, and we WILL be back rocking with you once the world returns to normal!”
Unfortunately for Depp he has another trial coming up
A source told People that Depp has moved on, “He isn’t even talking about the trial now. He filed the lawsuit because he considered it necessary. He has moved on though. He is now able to get back to what he loves doing. He enjoys performing and has a busy summer ahead. He is also looking forward to continue working. He just wants his career back. He loves filming.”
Unfortunately for Depp he has another trial coming up. Gregg Brooks, a location manager on the set of the movie City of Lies, has accused the actor of punching him in the ribs after screaming at him during an alleged altercation on April 13, 2017.
Brooks filed a civil complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court back in 2018. The trial is set to begin on July 25th.
Camille Vasquez and Benjamin Chew, will be back for this tria
It will not be the spectacle Depp’s first trial was. This trial will not be televised. The Law & Crime Network submitted a request to the Los Angeles County Superior Court for permission to broadcast the trial, but was denied.
Depp has denied Brooks’ assault claim and filed a response that claims he feared for his own safety during the alleged altercation. Both of his attorneys from the Heard trial, Camille Vasquez and Benjamin Chew, will be back for this trial as well.