Johnny Depp arrived at Sage Gateshead ahead of his appearance on the Jeff Beck show.
The Hollywood star was spotted entering the concert hall just after 3pm on Thursday afternoon. The guitarist, who is a longtime friend of the actor, was also pictured leaving the Hilton Hotel on the Quayside.
Crowds of people gathered outside the hotel and the Sage throughout the day to catch a glimpse of the 58-year-old. The last remaining tickets for the show were sold out on Wednesday morning after it was announced that he was coming on stage.
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Johnny has already surprised onlookers at Sheffield Town Hall on Sunday when he showed up to play a number of covers. He joined Beck for two nights at the Royal Albert Hall in London before news broke that he would remain on the tour for the remainder of the scheduled UK dates. These are Gateshead, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and York.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star caused a stir with locals on Wednesday night when he met Sam Fender at The Bridge Tavern in Newcastle. He was eating fish and chips at the pub just hours before the verdict of his libel suit with Amber Heard, which he won.
The general manager of the Quayside pub told Chronicle Live how Johnny first walked into the pub around 5pm and was sitting in the corner eating his food. Janine Latchford said they gave him a private space upstairs where he met the North Shields singer. Johnny left the scene before the verdict of his trial was announced, with Sam leaving later in a Budget cab.
The 33-year-old, who lives in Jesmond, said: “He was amazing. He gave me a hug and I told him I loved him pretty much as soon as I saw him! He loved the art work and he was asking questions about the Tyne Bridge.He said he had never been to Newcastle before.
“It was the most surreal day of my life without a doubt! It’s crazy.”