Eric Clapton's 2010 U.S. reached it's midpoint with shows in Kansas City (3 March) and Memphis (5 March). The setlist touches on all aspects of EC's storied recording career with material from Cream, Derek and the Dominos and his 70s to 90s solo material, particularly touching on EC's blues roots. Although the setlist has remained fixed, fans have been raving about EC's blistering guitar work on both electric and acoustic. The tour wraps 13 March at the Amway Arena in Orlando. Before that, they visit New Orleans (6 March), Raleigh (8 March), Atlanta (9 March), and Sunrise (11 March).
Eric and his band were at Tulsa's BOK Center on Tuesday, 2 March. All the early reports indicated Eric rocked the BOK. It was a "hometown show" for bandmember Walt Richmond (keyboards). Opening with "Going Down Slow," Eric took the audience on a musical tour of his career touching on his blues roots, his work with Derek & The Dominos, Cream, and his ample solo catalog. One fan commented from his iPhone right after the show, "The 7 hour drive to Tulsa was worth it. A veteran of many shows since '74, I can say his playing is better than ever.
As of 14 March 2010, the VIP ticket packages have sold out and are no longer available for purchase from Ticketmaster.
Eric, his band and crew continued their trek through the southern U.S. with a gig in Birmingham, Alabama on Sunday night. Those in attendance at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center heard classic blues like "Going Down Slow," "Key To The Highway," and "Little Queen of Spades" along with songs like "Old Love", "I Shot The Sheriff," and "Badge". The 16 song set list was identical to the previous evening's Nashville concert.