Fans around the world are anxiously awaiting the start of Eric Clapton's 2014 U.S. Tour, which kicks off on April 27 in New Orleans. On the tour, he'll be playing his Fender Eric Clapton Signature model guitars. Here's a quick look at how Fender builds the instruments at their factory in Corona, California, courtesy of Bloomberg.
Eric Clapton's 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival took place one year ago on April 12 and 13 at Madison Square Garden. Check out photos from the two night event, videos of some of the best performaces, complete set lists and learn more about Crossroads Centre Antigua, below.
Filmed and recorded, it was released on CD, DVD and Blu-Ray in November 2013. The event and official releases raised funds to support Crossroads Centre Antigua which helps individuals overcome alcohol and drug dependencies.
ONLY 4 U.S. CONCERTS THIS YEAR! TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR SELECT SHOWS. Eric Clapton will kick off his four-date U.S. Tour on April 27 in Louisiana, where he will headline the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Although VIP packages are sold out, single day tickets remain. From New Orleans, Eric and his band will head to Memphis, Tennessee for a sold out show on the banks of the Mississippi on April 30.
Paul Carrack checked in this week with Where's Eric! during a break in his solo tour. He's a relative newcomer to Eric Clapton's band, having only joined in March 2013. Called a "national treasure" and "the man with the golden voice" by the BBC, he's enjoyed chart success as a solo performer and with the bands Ace, Squeeze, Roxy Music and Mike + The Mechanics. Here's what Paul had to say about the February / March concerts and working with the incredible musicians that makeup EC's band: