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  • 10/14/11

    Eric Clapton and His Band performed in Sao Paulo for 45,000 on 12 October at Morumbi Stadium, ten years after his last performance in the city (11 October 2001). Taking the stage at 9PM, he dedicated the show to the Formula 1 driver, Felipe Massa, who races for Scuderia Ferrari. During the concert, Eric used two different Stratocasters - the "Port Authorithy of New York - New Jersey Stratocaster" (one of three guitars created by the Fender custom shop to commemorate the events and heros of 9/11 at the World Trade Center) and a Daphne Blue Eric Clapton Signature Model.

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  • 10/11/11
    Eric Clapton performed the second of two concerts at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro on 10 October. The sold-out crowd heard "Tell The Truth" - which had a terrific solo according to one fan in attendance - and other Clapton favorites like "Badge," "Cocaine" and "Old Love." As always, EC visited his blues roots with songs like "Driftin'," "Key To The Highway," "Before You Accuse Me," "Little Queenie" and others.

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  • 10/10/11

    Eric Clapton and His Band performed for the first time in a decade in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, 9 October. The nearly two-hour show at HSBC Arena was "flawless" according to Luiz Antonio Ryff of the city's Ultimo Segundo news service. He even noted that the show's encore, "Crossroads" "is for the blues as 'Chega de Saudade' is to bossa nova.

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  • 10/07/11

    Eric Clapton and His Band opened their South American Tour in Porto Alegre, Brazil on 6 October. In his first visit to the country in ten years, EC wowed the audience with a solid, two-hour performance. At any Clapton concert, "Layla" is a highlight. For this leg of the 2011 Tour, it has again been re-invigorated. It's being performed in the style from his most recent release, Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play The Blues. For that project, Marsalis rearranged "Layla" as a Crescent City dirge to tremendous results.

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