Eric Clapton at Vector Arena, Auckland

After 11 dates in Japan - of which two were with co-headliner Jeff Beck - Eric Clapton & His Band have traveled "down under" for a series of dates. The set list in Auckland on 4 March was identical to that performed on the final Japan dates. As always, it included the immensely popular "Wonderful Tonight" and some songs new to Eric's live repertoire like, "Travelin' Alone" and "That's Alright." One fan in attendance reported that, "The highlights were "Hoochie Coochie" and "I Shot the Sheriff" with decent, if short, solos by Eric along with the only extended number, "Queen of Spades." Another fan said, "EC ripped through a no- nonsense event. Superb playing by the whole team, but EC was on fire on a couple of numbers especially, "I Shot the Sherriff" and "Hoochie Coochie Man". ...

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