Johnny Depp gets 'standing ovation' as he plays second gig with Jeff Beck as verdict due
The idea of him hearing the verdict after waking up with an old school, rock n' roll hangover would be a fitting end to this surreal trial
Johnny Depp made another appearance on stage on Monday in London as he joined musician and friend Jeff Beck for the second night in a row,
Having flown to the UK following the final day of proceedings in his defamation case against Amber Heard on Friday, the 58-year-old made a surprise appearance in Sheffield on Sunday, playing a number of covers to the Yorkshire crowd.
Cut to Monday night and Depp did it all over again - this time at the capital's iconic Royal Albert Hall.
ln truth, this follow-up appearance was somewhat expected, as a Deadline report previously suggested that the Pirates of the Caribbean star and co-founder of the rock supergroup, Hollywood Vampires, would join him for the next two tour dates.
Introducing his fellow guitar player as he walked out on stage, Beck said they kept his arrival on the tour a secret for "obvious reasons", as well as revealing the origin of their friendship: "He came knocking on my dressing room door about five years ago and we haven't stopped laughing since".
Jeff Beck introducing Johnny Depp at the Royal Albert Hall ♥️
“He came knocking on my dressing room door about five years ago and we haven’t stopped laughing since” pic.twitter.com/JhHAMvAEcR
— 🌟🏴☠️ (@GellertDepp) May 30, 2022
The former Yardbirds members clearly has a strong relationship with Depp and the two once again played their cover of John Lennon's "Isolation" - a number they first performed together back in 2020 - as well as several other songs.
Given the fact he already seems to be focused on something else besides the trial, not to mention Judge Penney Azcarate having already informed both he and Heard that they don't have to be there in person for the verdict, logic would suggest the actor will play at least one more night on Tuesday.
As you can see by the standing ovation he, Beck and the band got as they wrapped up the concert, we imagine the next crowd will be just as happy to welcome him on.
Jurors in the defamation case are due to resume deliberations on Tuesday.
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