Johnny Depp will join Jeff Beck’s upcoming North America tour as a guitarist and vocalist, despite being embroiled in a stolen lyrics scandal that was made public last month.
Depp and Beck’s recent collaborative album included a song allegedly lifted from an incarcerated man’s poem without permission from the original artist or publisher.
Months after his massive televised trial against ex-wife Amber Heard, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor weaved his way through the music industry
According to NME, Johnny Depp will join most of Jeff Beck’s North American leg of the “The Jeff Beck: Live In Concert Tour,” which kicks off in October 2022.
The duo recently released “18,” a collaborative album comprised of 13 songs written and recorded by the two.
The dates for “The Jeff Beck: Live In Concert Tour” were announced in August, but Johnny Depp was only recently added to the lineup.
The concert will begin in Atlanta, Georgia, in October, but Depp will not appear until the following week in Washington, DC.
Depp would appear in 22 of the 23 performances, including back-to-back shows in New York at The Paramount in Huntington.
The North American tour will conclude on November 12 at Reno’s Grand Sierra Resort’s Grand Theatre.
This was not the first time the two had collaborated on music. They released a cover of John Lennon’s hit “Isolation” in 2020.
Last May, Depp surprised the world with his return to music with a surprise performance with Beck, just a day before the verdict in his defamation trial with ex-wife Amber Heard was announced.
However, the two’s musical adventures have already hit a snag a few months in.
Last month, Rolling Stone published an expose article detailing how Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck’s “Sad Motherfuckin’ Parade” allegedly contained stolen lyrics from a poem written by an incarcerated man in 1974.
Beck and Depp have not yet responded to the allegations, but their lawyers have stated that they are “currently reviewing” the investigation.
There has been no official response from the duo’s camps as of this writing.