Nearly two weeks after Joe Perry collapsed backstage during a concert in Brooklyn, the guitarist returned to the Hollywood Vampires Friday for the band’s gig in Rohnert Park, California.
“Joe is back!,” the supergroup proclaimed on Twitter Thursday, trumpeting the return of their guitarist who missed five concerts plus a charity performance after dealing with a serious bout of “dehydration and exhaustion.”
At that Brooklyn concert July 10th, video caught Perry stumbling offstage after one song where he spent the majority of the performance sitting on the drum riser. After losing consciousness and collapsing backstage, Perry was rushed to a nearby hospital in stable condition.
The Hollywood Vampires continued on with their trek while Perry recovered, but they were obviously delighted to have the guitarist back Friday night. In the above video (via Ultimate Classic Rock), during the Hollywood Vampires’ cover of the Beatles’ “Come Together,” Perry showed no signs of wear, with Johnny Depp draping his arm around the shoulders of the guitarist during Perry’s solo.
Perry will remain onboard for the remaining three dates on the Hollywood Vampires’ Raise the Dead tour: Saturday night in Jacksonville, Oregon, Sunday night in Saratoga, California and the tour-ending gig in Paso Robles, California on July 25th. After that, Perry has two more months to recuperate before Aerosmith begin their month-long tour of Latin America.