Johnny Depp surprisingly performs at the Jeff Beck show in the UK

Actor Johnny Depp appears to have given a surprise musical performance at a UK concert Sunday night as the jury in his libel trial against Amber Heard, his ex-wife, prepared to continue deliberations on Tuesday.

Depp appeared on stage at a show at Sheffield City Hall in Sheffield, a town about 40 miles southeast of Manchester, for guitarist Jeff Beck’s European tour, video and photos from the show.

In the video shared on social media, Depp can be seen playing guitar and singing a version of John Lennon’s classic “Isolation” which he and Beck released as their first single together in April 2020.

In a press release announcing the single, Beck’s website said the two artists were “musical soulmates” and had “been working behind the scenes for the past few years on new music.”

“Johnny and I have been working on music together for a while and we recorded this track during our time in the studio last year,” Beck said in a statement accompanying the release.

“We weren’t expecting to release it this soon, but given all the tough days and the real ‘isolation’ people are going through in these tough times, we have decided that now might be the right time to make it felt for everyone,” he said. noting that the delivery was released at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

He said fans might expect to hear “more from me and Johnny soon”.

Of the collaboration, Depp had said “Lennon’s poem – ‘We are afraid of everyone. Afraid of the sun!’ – seemed to Jeff and me particularly profound at this moment, this song about isolation, fear and existential risks for our world. “

“So we wanted to give it to you and hopefully it will help you make sense of the moment or just help you pass the time as we endure isolation together,” she said in a shared statement on Beck’s website.

Surprised fans took to Twitter to express their excitement about Sunday’s show.

“I just went to see Jeff Beck at Sheff City Hall … Johnny Depp … a great set with guest voices,” wrote one Twitter user.

In a statement, sources close to Depp said he is “in the UK this weekend, as he was a few weeks ago, to meet his previously scheduled work obligations.”

The show was not the actor’s first musical performance. He also performed in the Hollywood Vampires supergroup with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry of Aerosmith.

Depp’s performance came after the jury began deliberating on his case against Heard on Friday as the six-week trial neared its end.

The jury is expected to resume deliberations on Tuesday following the Memorial Day holiday.

Depp filed the $ 50 million lawsuit against Heard over an editorial he posted in the Washington Post in 2018 in which he identified himself as a victim of abuse, without naming Depp as the alleged abuser.

Heard counterattacked for $ 100 million after a lawyer for Depp called his abuse allegations a “hoax.”

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