Victor Willis, the original policeman in the disco band The Village People, is planning his first performance in about 25 years after completing a drug treatment program earlier this year, his publicist said.
Willis, 55, will appear at the House of Blues in Las Vegas on Aug. 31 in a show previewing his planned 2008 world tour, publicist Alice Wolf said Friday.
His “Victor Willis Disco Dance Tour” is to begin in March and is expected to include concerts in the U.S., Australia, Britain, Japan, Norway, Germany and Canada, Wolf said.
“He’ll come out on his motorcycle” as the cop and perform Village People hits and his solo work, she said.
He was arrested in San Francisco in March 2006 after police stopped his car and found cocaine and drug paraphernalia. He pleaded no contest to possessing drugs, was sentenced to three years of probation and entered a nine-month treatment program that he completed in April of this year, Wolf said.
Willis was arrested in March after his girlfriend accused him of choking and threatening her, but prosecutors decided not to pursue charges.