Johnny Depp Live On Stage

Here is a list of Johnny's known live musical performances.  These include performances with The Kids, Shane MacGowan & the Popes, P, Iggy Pop, Vanessa Paradis and others.  Some of these performances exist on video and/or audio. This is certainly a work in progress, and not meant to be a complete list!  Thanks to all those involved in finding and sharing these pix, and contributing information!  Many scans from the 80's thanks to Ken M., and to Mike W. of janesaddiction.org.  Downloadable videos thanks to Lynn and all the Deppography contributors.  Please click images to enlarge.

Please e-mail  if you know of any other live gigs!

Also, check out the Timeline for other important dates, and the On Stage sections of the gallery  for more photos!

(Updated 6/28/11)




1978 xx xx Flame plays carnival at St. Bartholomew's Catholic School (reported set: 25 Or 6 To 4 / Freebird)



1980 xx xx (approx) Zaphyre (or Bitch) auditions for talent show at Miramar High School (reported set: Show Your Love {aka I'm The One})

talent show



1980 xx xx (approx) Bitch plays at a school dance at Madonna High School, as well as other school dances at the time.
(reported set includes all Van Halen songs)



1980 xx xx Johnny recalls his first gig with The Kids being on a bill with Chuck Berry in Atlanta.  The show would have to have been in the fall of 1980

1988 11 bop   2006 rolling stone chuck



1980 10 31 The Kids play a Halloween gig at the Agora Ballroom in Hallandale.  It is not known whether or not Johnny was a member of the band by this time.  Freewheel also appears.

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1980 11 14 Reported show at the Sunrise Musical Center, opening for Pat Benatar



1980 12 15 The Kids play at a memorial for John Lennon at Bayfront Park in Miami  (reported set: includes Beatles songs)

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1981 05 04 U2 plays at The Agora in Hallandale FL.  This was one of two area shows that U2 played in which The Kids may have opened; the other was June 23, 1983 at the Sunrise Musical Center


 
1981 07 xx The Kids play at The Agora.  Freewheel is also on the bill.
(reported set:Tell Me What You Want / Lonely / One Track Mind / You Only Wanna Be With Me / Babe / Good Times / I Wanna Be Me / Nothing's For Nothing / Gonna Love Ya / I Don't Care / Time Is The Key / Backstage Girl)  

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1981 08 10 The Kids share a bill with The Pretenders at the Sunrise Musical Center

pretenders gig   kidsrvbbr   pretenders pass



1981 08 16 The Kids open for the Psychedelic Furs

bugle furs    bugle furs crop



1981 08 31 The Kids play at a "Battle Of The Bands" at the Agora

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1981 09 05 The Kids play at the Tree House

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1981 09 10 (through 09 12) The Kids play at the Agora Ballroom

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1981 09 18 The Kids play at the Agora Ballroom; Sea Rock shares the bill

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1981 09 21 The Kids play at the Agora Ballroom

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1981 09 22 (through 09 26) The Kids play at the Tree House
 
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1981 09 xx WSHE show features The Kids
(reported set: Tell Me What You Want / Can't Believe / Gonna Love Ya / My Time Has Come)



1981 10 12 (through 10 24) The Kids play at the Candy Store

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1981 10 17 K-102 Homegrown Rock Festival features The Kids, who take 2nd place in a Battle Of The Bands  (set: I Don't Care / Time Is The Key)

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1981 11 07 The Kids open for Iggy Pop at the Main Street Club in Gainesville FL




1981 11 08 The Kids play a benefit for the Scarlet Bugle magazine at the Agora Ballroom; The Front shares the bill

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1982 04 03 The Kids play at the Agora Ballroom in Hallandale FL.
(reported set: includes What I Like About You / Pipeline / Brand New Cadillac)

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1982 09 21 Talking Heads play Sunrise Musical Theater in Sunrise FL.  The Kids were said to have opened for them, so this is a possible show in which that may have occurred



1983 02 13 The Kids play at Gusman Hall, University of Miami, FL.  Z-Cars are also on the bill
(reported set: includes all original songs in the main set: Dungeon Of Love / Lonely / You Only Wanna Be With Me / Good Times / I Can't Take You / Nothing's For Nothing / Can't Believe / I Wanna Be Me / Say No More / Runaway / Backstage Girl // Encore: Glad All Over (by Dave Clark Five)

gusman hall blurb   Kids 1983 Gusman Hall   1983 gusman 3a   gusman hall



1983 04 12 The Kids play at the Agora Ballroom in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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1983 06 23 U2 plays at Sunrise Musical Center in Sunrise FL.  This was one of two area shows that U2 played in which The Kids may have opened; the other was May 4, 1981 at The Agora in Hallandale.



1983 xx xx (approx) The Kids play at Summers On The Beach in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

(photos thanks to Manya)
summers 1   summers 2   summers 3



1983 xx xx The Kids perform a Florida Farewell show in Ft. Lauderdale FL
(reported set: includes C'mon Everybody)

The Kids FL farewell



1984 03 03 Six Gun Method plays at the Blue Lagune Saloon in Marina del Rey, CA. Rock Kandi and Milan are also on the bill.

six gun method   miami news   miami news listing

LA Weekly scan from janesaddiction.org
 


1984 03 06 Six Gun Method plays at the Sasch club in Studio City.  Cynthia Manley is also on the bill

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1984 03 17 (and 3/18 and 3/19) Six Gun Method may have opened for Billy Idol at the Hollywood Palladium on 3/17 or 3/18 or at the Long Beach Arena on 3/19. Johnny recalls the band opening for Idol during this time frame

1984 spring Johnny also recalls Six Gun Method opening for The BusBoys and The Romantics in LA



1985 05 04 The Kids play a reunion concert at the Button South in Hallandale FL.  Jimmy Gambone fills in for Joey Malone on guitar.  
(reported set includes You Only Wanna Be With Me)

The Kids 1985 1   1985-9a   The Kids 1985 2

This may be the show in which clips have been shown on 20/20 and Bravo Profiles.  The clips include a song called Make Up Your Mind

20/20 and Bravo screen caps:

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Brief audio clip from Bravo Profiles



1986 10 18 Rock City Angels play at the Scream Club in LA.  This may have been their first show in LA

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1986 11 01 Rock City Angels play at the Scream Club in LA

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1986 11 27 Rock City Angels play at a street fair for the homeless on or around Thanksgiving


1986 12 04 Rock City Angels play at the Club Lingerie in Hollywood
1986 12 20 Rock City Angels play at Gazzarri's in West Hollywood

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LA Weekly scan from janesaddiction.com



1986 12 31 Rock City Angels play a New Year's Eve gig at the Scream Club in LA

new years 1986   scream nye ad   scream nye 86 handbill

LA Weekly scan #1 from janesaddiction.org
scan #2 from janesaddiction.org
Handbill from janesaddiction.org



1986 fall (to spring of 1987) Rock City Angels play several shows at the Club Lingerie and The Teaszer, and a festival in Oxnard


 
1987 02 14 Rock City Angels open for Jane's Addiction at the Scream Club in LA

scream ad 1   scream ad closeup   scream ad 2
See Jane's Addiction's set for this show


1987 02 17 Rock City Angels play at the Coconut Teaszer in Hollywood
1987 02 18 Rock City Angels play at the Coconut Teaszer in Hollywood


1987 05 23 Johnny plays with The Big Bang (an incarnation of Slyder) at the Button South
(reported set: includes Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Around And Around)

Big Bang 1987 2   1987 Big Bang



1987 07 03 Rock City Angels, with Johnny, play at the White Trash au Go-Go in LA, possibly on a bill with Junkyard Nicolas Cage reportedly attends



1989 xx xx (possibly around Valentine's Day) Johnny, Debbie Harry, Richard Grieco, Sal Jenco, and Jim Ryan play a benefit show in Vancouver.  The show occurs while Harry is in Vancouver to make three guest appearances on the TV show, Wiseguy.  Her episodes air in March, and the heart in the photo may be an indication of Valentine's Day, but the date and nature of the benefit has not been described in detail

1989 superstars   harry gighttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/MadScntst/music/1989summer_superstarscropg.jpg   harry gig crop

Debbie Harry Appearances from Blondie.com (which lists the Wiseguy appearances but not this benefit)


1992 02 xx Johnny plays guitar live with a Belgrade band called The Partibrejkers (aka The Partybreakers), while attending the Belgrade Int'l Film Fest to promote Arizona Dream.  Emir Kusturica and Jim Jarmusch reportedly play, as well. (set: includes Stop Johnny)




1993 03 17 with P, Austin Chronicle Music Awards, Austin TX
(set: Mumble / Mr. Officer / Michael Stipe / White Man Sings The Blues / People Who Died)

P mumble   P ani   P white man sings

Download Mumble
Download Mr. Officer
Download Michael Stipe
Download White Man Sings The Blues
Download People Who Died

Hi-Def YouTubes (please note the info given by Davetv.org to the right of the videos):
Mumble
Mr. Officer
Michael Stipe

White Man Sings The Blues
People Who Died




1993 xx xx (or 1994) with P, Viper Room, photos from at least one performance

P 1    P 2



1993 10 30 with P, Viper Room, performed the night River Phoenix died

(The Viper Room remembers River Phoenix; my scans are from the Oct. 1999 Cut magazine)

viper 1   viper 2


 
1994 09 28 with Shane MacGowan & The Popes, Top of the Pops, London (song: That Woman's Got Me Drinking)

shane TOTP 1   shane TOTP 2

Top of the Pops on YouTube
Download Top Of The Pops



1994 11 xx Johnny is rumored to have played bass with Shane and the Popes at some UK shows



1995 01 16 with P, Viper Room, performs at private 21st birthday party for Kate Moss on or around this day.  According to Jason Donovan's autobiography, Johnny was performing with Michael Hutchence on this night, and the music was cut as Donovan collapsed due to a drug overdose.  (set: includes Gloria)



1996 02 xx through June.  While Johnny was filming Donnie Brasco in Ft. Lauderdale FL, The Kids played a show at the Rockandy club

kids reunion    rockandy



1996 10 15 The Warehouse, Toronto Ontario, rumored to play a show with the Butthole Surfers



1996 12 12 Hunter S. Thompson Tribute, Louisville KY, with Warren Zevon, David Amram, and Suzi Wood  (song: My Old Kentucky Home)




1997 12 12 with P, Sofiensäle, Vienna Austria

P in vienna 1     P vienna 2



1997 12 15 with P, U4 club, Vienna Austria

P at U4 1   P at U4 2   Pvienna3



1999 12 12 with Iggy Pop, Vanessa Paradis and Chrissie Hynde, Canal Broadcast, Paris France  (songs: Hollywood Affair / Nightclubbing)

canal with iggy 1   iggyani   canal with iggy 2

Hollywood Affair on YouTube
Nightclubbing on YouTube
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2000 10 xx (approx) Johnny reportedly played guitar with a band called Egypt at the Flamingo Cantina in Austin, TX

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November 17, 2000 Austin Chronicle mention
 


2001 03 25 with Vanessa Paradis, Olympia, Paris France (song: Fais Pas Ci Fais Pas Ca)

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2005 08 20 Hunter S. Thompson's cannon blast, Aspen CO.  Rolling Stone reports that Johnny played guitar on the song My Old Kentucky Home with Lyle Lovett, David Amram, and Hunter's brother Davison on vocals.  Other songs performed on which Johnny may have also participated were Will The Circle Be Unbroken with Jimmy Ibbotson of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and If I Had A Pony with Lyle Lovett.

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(Center photos by Peter Mountain.
 My scans from the Sept. 22 2005 Rolling Stone) 
 


2007 01 28 with The Kids, Sheila Witkin Memorial Reunion Concert, Pompano Beach FL
(set: approximates the scanned setlist shown below; a number of additional songs were performed with The Romantics)


setlist1   setlist2   ticket   sheila1   sheila2




2008 08 29
with The Kids, Second Annual Sheila Witkin Memorial Reunion Concert, Pompano Beach FL
(set: Make Up Your Mind / Time To Explain / You Only Wanna Be With Me / Can't Believe / Dungeon Of Love / Lonely / Nothing's For Nothing / Single Vision / Babe / The Man That Knows Too Much / Don’t Wait Up For Me / Precious / Be My Baby / (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding / Mystery Dance / Pipeline~Brand New Cadillac (featuring Vee Witkin) // "Sheila" (sung to the tune of Gloria; this song was a jam with all the other musicians on stage) )
(Many thanks to Natalie and the Johnny Depp Zone for setlist and song title assistance.  If anyone happened to snag the written setlist and could scan a copy for this site, it would be much appreciated!)




2008 08 30 with The Kids, Second Annual Sheila Witkin Memorial Reunion Concert, Pompano Beach FL
(set: Make Up Your Mind / Time To Explain / You Only Wanna Be With Me / Can't Believe / Lonely / Precious (may have been skipped) / Be My Baby / Got The Time / Single Vision / Don't Wait Up For Me / Dungeon of Love / Babe / From A Whisper To A Scream // encores with all the other musicians on stage: C'mon Everybody / "Sheila" (sung to the tune of Gloria) / Dizzy Miss Lizzy / Long Tall Sally (the last song was performed after Johnny had left the stage)
(Many thanks to Natalie and the Zone for setlist and song title assistance.  If anyone happened to snag the written setlist and could scan a copy for this site, it would be much appreciated!)




2010 08 28 with Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith and others, Voices For Justice concert for the West Memphis Three, Little Rock AR
(set: Johnny's participation: Reading from Damien Echols' journal // with Eddie Vedder: Society // with Patti Smith: Wing / Dancing Barefoot // Finale with all:  People Have The Power)

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YouTube of Society (upgrade)
YouTube of Wing
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YouTube of Dancing Barefoot (upgrade)
YouTube of People Have The Power (upgrade)

Full setlist (with thanks to the Ten Club): (Opening speeches from Rev. Thompson Murray, Capi Peck from Arkansas Take Action // Video from Damien Echols // Eddie Vedder: Rise / It Rains On Me (Tom Waits) // Lisa Blount: Mercedes Benz // Greeting from Lorri Davis // Bill Carter and Will Sexton: Something Made Of Paper // Video from Henry Rollins // Johnny Depp reading from Damien Echols' journal // Eddie Vedder: The Times They Are A Changin' (Bob Dylan) / Open All Night (Bruce Springsteen) // Fistful Of Mercy (with Ben Harper, Dhani Harrison and Joseph Arthur): Fistful Of Mercy / Restore Me / My Father's Son // Natalie Maines: Death's Got A Warrant / If I Had My Way / Free Life (Dan Wilson) / I Smell A Rat // Eddie Vedder and Natalie Maines: Golden State (John Doe) / You Can Close Your Eyes (James Taylor) // Eddie Vedder and Johnny Depp: Society (Jerry Hannan) // Patti Smith: My Blakean Year / Wing / Dancing Barefoot // Finale (with all): People Have The Power



2011 06 26 with Alice Cooper, 100 Club, London UK
(set: Johnny's participation: I'm Eighteen, School's Out/Another Brick In The Wall)
 
backstage 1   backstage2   setlist   alice 1   alice 2

setlist from alicecooper.com; backstage photos from RealAliceCooper on Twitter

Review and Full Setlist from entertainment-focus.com
Article and photos from entertainment-focus.com
Article from NME
Recap from alicecooper.com
YouTube of I'm Eighteen
YouTube of School's Out
YouTube of Alice Cooper speaking about Johnny's appearance




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