Johnny Depp cancels Slovakia concert after calling the venue "unsafe"
Slovakia - Johnny Depp’s band has canceled a tour date in Slovakia on the day of the show due to the construction of the venue being "incomplete" and "unsafe."
Hollywood Vampires – a supergroup which includes Alice Cooper, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, and Depp – had previously refunded fans for a show in Budapest, Hungary, on Tuesday due to what the rock band called "unforeseen circumstances."
The Slovakian date on Thursday was scheduled for Olympic Fields, Zvolenská Slatina, before being moved around 18 miles away to Amphitheater Banská Bystrica and then being canceled, according to ticket sellers Ticketportal.
In an Instagram post, Hollywood Vampires released a statement saying: "Upon arrival today to the venue in Slovakia to begin set-up for tonight’s performance, it quickly became clear that the construction of the facility was incomplete, and therefore unsafe for both the band and the general public."
"The band is very upset by this recent and unfortunate turn of events, and hope to return when schedules permit."
"This cancellation is unrelated to the recent cancellation in Budapest, but we can assure you all band members are safe and healthy. We look forward to seeing you in Poland, Germany and the United States in the coming days."
"Sincere apologies, The Hollywood Vampires."
The Hollywood Vampires have upcoming shows scheduled
The band is scheduled to play shows this month at Legends Of Rock Charlotta Valley in Słupsk, Poland, Summerstage Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany, and Wang Theatre – Boch Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Pirates Of The Caribbean star had pulled out of some of his US tour dates due to an ankle fracture in May.
Hollywood Vampires kicked off their European tour in Bucharest, Romania, in June where thousands of fans sang to celebrate Depp’s 60th birthday.
During the pandemic, the band was also forced to cancel its 2020 tour.
Last year, Depp was involved in a defamation trial with his ex-wife Amber Heard.
In June 2022, a jury returned a verdict in Depp’s favor, and he was awarded $10.3 million for damage to his reputation.
Cover photo: SEBASTIEN SALOM-GOMIS / AFP