Johnny Depp to perform in small venue in South Florida with his band

Johnny Depp is planning two performances with his old band, The Kids, in South Florida next weekend. He’ll be taking part in the Shiwla Witkin memorial concert at Club Cinema in Pompano Beach, Florida on August 29th and 30th. Proceeds will benefit the Sheila Witkin Foundation, which supports various charities. Witkin passed away in April, 2006 at the age of 66. She was a staple on the South Florida music scene in the 70s and 80s as the manager of the band “Tight Squeeze” and moved to LA in 1988 to work for Sony.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster for $32.50 for one night or $55 for both nights and you can learn more on the Sheila Witkin Foundation website.

Johnny Depp, 45, was a high school dropout and a musician working odd jobs before he got into show business. In the early 80s when he was playing with The Kids his then-wife, makeup artist Lori Anne Allison, introduced him to Nicolas Cage and the rest is history. He’s continued playing guitar throughout the years and has been a guest musician on songs by Oasis and Shane MacGowan of The Pogues. Depp has also played guitar on the soundtracks to his films Chocolat and Once Upon a Time in Mexico. [details from Wikipedia]

Depp did this same memorial concert last year in January, 2007. Here’s a video of him playing guitar with The Kids at that show: *swoon*

Johnny Depp is shown at the Sweeney Todd premiere on 01/16/08. Credit: Fame

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  1. daisy424 says:

    Loved his guitar playing, among his other talents, in Chocolat. One of my favorite films. Keep on rocking Johnny.

  2. duda says:

    I remember watching 21 Jumpstreet thinking bout how dreamy he is.. then nightmare on elm st. now he is this mega star, but still so awesome and totally a family guy….. *sigh*

  3. Jess Doherty says:

    Yep. He’s awesome…..

  4. czarina says:

    Wow, I never realized he’d been married before.
    Guess it’s lucky he didn’t tattoo her name on his arm!LOL

  5. Shane says:

    He doesn’t venture out without the eyeliner does he.

  6. Ruby says:

    Be still my beating heart… I *love* that look. Such a sexy man.

  7. Elizabeth says:

    I never thought I’d be so happy to live in South Florida.

  8. Lily Rose says:

    Oh my goodness, if I could get down to Florida to see him play next weekend it would make my year! LOVE Johnny. I thought his guitar playing in Chocolat was great — what a sweet movie that was.

  9. Kink says:

    I would drink his bathwater and clean his navel lint with my tongue.

  10. Snowblood says:

    You know how so many of us find ourselves commenting that this-or-that actrwess or woman “looks so great FOR HER AGE,” and then we get mad at ourselves for saying that & sounding sexist or whatever? Well – O.K., this time it goes for BOTH sexes, ’cause I’m pointing out how amazing, how really damn FINE Johnny Depp l;ooks, yes, for his AGE – can you believe he’s 45, and he looks 33!

    And I am sure he hasn’t had “work done.” God, what a man, how I adore Johnny Depp. Such an intereresting, talented, sensitive, pure-hearted, gorgeous, genius of a man. He is such a rare, rare specimen, there’s NO one quite like Johnny Depp.

  11. Lynn says:

    If I didn’t have a real life. a job and a son in college,by the way; that job pays for that college education, Id fly down for the weekend, no problem!!!!
    I so adore that man. He’s the barometer by which I judge all other men..

  12. Robin says:

    People, I just got tickets! I read about it on this site a few minutes ago and went to the website to get tix because I live in Miami. Can’t wait.