Updated: Monday, 22nd October 2018 @ 5:24pm

Johnny Depp set to perform in Manchester... just three years after revealing he was considering moving here

Johnny Depp set to perform in Manchester... just three years after revealing he was considering moving here

| By Edward Roberts

Johnny Depp is set to perform in Manchester as part of the glitzy supergroup Hollywood Vampires.

The A-list actor – along with Alice Cooper and Aerosmith's Joe Perry – will bring the band to the Manchester Arena in June.

The tour will mark the first time that the group has performed in the UK since their formation in 2015.

Birmingham will be the first to enjoy the trio on June 16, before they stop in Manchester on Sunday, June 17.

The brief tour will then wrap up with dates in Glasgow and London.

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Fans of Depp may recall that the movie star once considered ditching the sun-soaked streets of Los Angeles to move to Manchester.

In 2015, he was reported to have said: “I’m just tired of the L.A. lifestyle and I feel like, at this point in my life, I’d rather just live in a place full of real, genuine people.

“I’ve been to Manchester, England a couple of times over the years and the people there are real.

“They’re genuine, and yeah every community has its problems, but the people there are good, decent people and they care about their community.

“Those are the things I find most important in deciding where to live. I’m not retiring, I’m just looking for a change in life and I think I’ve found that in Manchester.”

Depp later refused to rule out a possible move when he appeared on The Graham Norton Show later that year. 

Tickets for Hollywood Vampires go on sale this Friday at 9am. 

Image courtesy of The Graham Norton Show via Youtube, with thanks.