Joe Perry Returning to Stage Friday

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Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry at the Grand Theater at Foxwoods, Mashantucket, CT, July 2, 2016. Photo: Roza Yarchun

Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry at the Grand Theater at Foxwoods, Mashantucket, CT, July 2, 2016. Photo: Roza Yarchun

A spokeswoman for The Hollywood Vampires has confirmed that Joe Perry will return tonight (July 22). The band will be performing at Weill Hall in Rohnert Park, CA followed by concerts the next three nights.

The Aerosmith guitarist was resting in California following his July 10 collapse during a recent Brooklyn, NY performance with the Hollywood Vampires, and his subsequent stay at New York’s Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital. Sources say that Perry’s condition was caused by “a combination of dehydration and exhaustion.” The band were in the midst of a grueling stretch of four shows in four nights.

Related: Our most recent report on Perry’s condition

Shortly after the July 10 incident, a spokeswoman for the Hollywood Vampires’ label, Universal Music Enterprises, said he was “stable and resting” after he apparently collapsed just off stage while performing  the Ford Amphitheater on the Coney Island boardwalk.

The band – minus Perry – resumed their grueling tour without skipping a date. At their July 12 show in Kettering, OH, bandmate Alice Cooper led a “get well” cheer for Perry after their cover performance of Jimi Hendrix‘s “Manic Depression.” In the video, as the band all took a bow, you will see Cooper get fans riled up to join together and yell “Get well, Joe!” You can also see other HV members, including actor Johnny Depp and Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver‘s Matt Sorum, there as well.

Related: Our interview with Alice Cooper

The website Blabbermouth shared a quote from The Pulse of Radio by Perry’s Aerosmith bandmate Steven Tyler regarding the toll that the tour was taking on the guitarist: “I think he’s out there and someone’s over-booking him,” he said. “Even though one could say the band booked themselves; well, that’s righteous of ’em, but they’e doing like eight or nine shows in a row — or five in a row. And I think they’re all a little burnt. I think they need to look at that, Y’know, not young anymore, right?”

The demanding schedule continues with concerts on four consecutive nights:

July 22 – Rohnert Park, CA – Weill Hall
July 23 – Jacksonville, OR – Britt Pavilion
July 24 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
July 25 – CA Paso Robles, CA – Mid State Fair

Aerosmith is scheduled to begin a South American tour on September 29 and their are at least three days off between dates.

Several videos show Perry leaving the stage on his own…

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