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EC Wraps First Leg Of 2014 Tour

on March 9, 2014 - 9:54am

After 7 performances in Japan, Eric Clapton, his band and crew hit the road for a show in Singapore on March 4. From there, it was off to Dubai on March 6 and Bahrain on March 8 for his first appearances in those countries. The 2014 Tour is now on hiatus until April 27, when Eric headlines the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for the first time. The band lineup for the just completed gigs was:

Eric Clapton – guitar, vocals
Chris Stainton – piano, keyboards
Paul Carrack - organ, keyboards
Nathan East – bass
Steve Gadd – drums
Michelle John – backing vocals
Sharon White – backing vocals

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Clapton In Japan: Final Night In Tokyo

on March 3, 2014 - 12:10am

Eric Clapton wrapped up his 2014 Japan Tour at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on February 28. The venue was also the site of his first concert in Japan on October 31, 1974. In the tour program which celebrated his 40 years of touring the country, Eric wrote, "I may not be able to come back again." So, for many Japanese fans, it was an extra special and very emotional night. At the beginning of Layla, Eric said to them, "I've been coming here for forty years, before some of you were born. It's the best place I've ever played.

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Clapton In Japan: Osaka

on February 26, 2014 - 7:13pm

Eric Clapton brought his 2014 Tour to Osaka-Jo Hall on February 26 playing a two-hour concert of 18 songs for a sold out crowd. This first leg of the tour also celebrates 40 years of performing in Japan for the guitarist. Included in the set were some of his most beloved hits like "Pretending," "Wonderful Tonight," "Layla," "I Shot The Sheriff" "Cocaine," and "Tears In Heaven" interspersed with deeper album cuts and blues.

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Eric Clapton's Bangkok Concert Postponed

on February 26, 2014 - 7:46am

Eric Clapton's Bangkok concert, scheduled for March 2 has been postponed. The press release from Thaiticketmajor reads:  "Due to recent events Eric Clapton's management has decided to postpone his Bangkok concert this Sunday 2nd March at Impact Arena. Eric Clapton looks forward to playing in Bangkok in the future. Our customers are able to refund their tickets for this special event at all Thaiticketmajor Branches during normal business hours until March 31st 2014.  For more information please contact Thaiticketmajor  on 02 2623838.

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Clapton in Japan: Nagoya

on February 25, 2014 - 4:20pm

Eric Clapton and His Band performed at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium in Nagoya, Japan on Tuesday, February 25. One fan - who's been at all the shows so far - told Where's Eric!, "'Pretending - with two wah-wah solos - was fantastic and there was also a wah-wah solo in 'Cocaine.' 'Sheriff' was brilliant. Other highlights were 'How Long,' 'Crossroads' and 'Little Queen of Spades.'"

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