Over four months after the verdict in Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard was handed down in Virginia, the two appeared onstage together in Washington, D.C. After releasing an album together during the summer, Depp and Beck kicked off their U.S. tour at The Anthem on Tuesday night.
The tour will continue through November with stops in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, and more. Camille Vasquez and Benjamin Chew, two of his attorneys from his trial in Fairfax, Virginia, were there to support him and even posed for selfies backstage with their VIP passes. On June 1, a jury awarded Depp, 59, more than $10 million in damages after finding in his favor.
Even though his name wasn’t included in the article, Heard‘s 2018 op-ed about domestic abuse was ruled to be defamatory. Heard also prevailed in a slander case, for which she was granted $2 million. Each of them is challenging the decisions. Acclaimed attorneys Ben Chew and Camille Vasquez attended the Johnny Depp show on October 4 in the nation’s capital.
Sign up for PEOPLE’s weekly newsletter to have the top stories of the week sent directly to your inbox every Friday at no cost. Some of the dedicated Depp followers from earlier this year’s court proceedings made it to Tuesday’s rock gig. The event felt like a reunion of Depp lovers who met one other at the courthouse, according to Jhoane Garcia, who frequently attended trials.
“This place is fantastic, and I’m glad I finally made it here. Reunited, in a sense. Many witnesses from the trial were in the area. Being back with them was like visiting old friends or relatives. We spent a total of six weeks together. What we went through, and what we saw Johnny go through, was grueling “People, she reveals this information to.
And I was overjoyed to see Camille and Ben again; there was a strong sense of camaraderie among us. After an introductory set from Desure—who revealed to the crowd that he and Depp had originally met in a tattoo parlor—Beck took the stage and performed for the first 45 minutes. According to Desure, Depp heard his song and invited him to perform as an opening act for the band.
He expressed appreciation to the actor and Beck for inviting him to join the tour. When Depp returned for the second half of the show, the audience went wild. The actor from Pirates of the Caribbean bowed to the crowd and gestured for the audience to look at Beck. He stepped up to Beck, bowed, and started strumming on his guitar.
“I got to play with these guys; somewhat unusual, but great,” Depp stated after performing a couple of songs with Beck. I’d like to express my gratitude to many individuals here today. Some of Johnny Depp‘s female admirers threw underwear and bras onto the stage during the final song, despite the fact that he didn’t speak anything in between the songs he performed lead vocals on.
PEOPLE learned this month that Depp is dating Joelle Rich, the lawyer who defended him in the libel case he faces in the United Kingdom in 2020. During the 2022 Video Music Awards broadcast in August, MTV included Depp in a prerecorded segment in which his visage was digitally overlaid onto the helmet of the show’s Moon Person. Whitney Henriquez, Heard‘s sister, has spoken out against the appearance, calling MTV’s decision to include him “disgusting and blatantly desperate.”