Eric Clapton & His Band returned to the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 18 May for night two of a seven night residency. Shows happen through 26 May. Gary Clark Jr. is support. Mike from Milton Keynes described the show for Where's Eric!: "The set list was interesting with too many highlights to identify although the standouts for me were "Got to Get Better", "Blues Power," "Sheriff" and a mind blowing version of "Little Queen of Spades" with incredible solos by Chris and Doyle as well as Eric which brought the house down.
VIDEO INCLUDED! Eric Clapton & His Band returned to London's Royal Albert Hall on Friday, 17 May for the first of 7 concerts. Eric has likened the venue to playing in his front room. The Albert has a low stage and the audience is closer to the band on all sides than other venues the tour regularly stops at. It must have been quite a night, because London area fans have only sent in the set list! (If you were there, and want to send in a review, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org).
British Pop Artist Teddy M has created two large scale portraits of Eric Clapton. When sold, a significant portion of the proceeds will benefit Crossroads Centre Antigua. The Clapton portraits, available in two colour ways, "ferrari" and 'blues," are 100x100cm and reverse perspex mounted. The rising pop artist created his first large-scale works in 2011. Teddy M's work attracted global interest and lead to portraits of recognizable personalities, including actress Joan Collins and Olympic medalist Sharron Davies, after it was shown in London alongside images of Kate Moss by noted fashion photographer Albert Watson and a design piece by Coco Chanel.
Eric Clapton's 50 Years Further On Up The Road Tour stopped at the Manchester Arena on 14 May. Peter Kay - yes, Peter Kay - joined the band for the first encore number, "Sunshine Of Your Love". But first, EC started the encore off with a little "double shovel" (check out the video, below). Eric also refreshed the set list at this show, reordering some songs, dropping "Wonderful Tonight" and introducing "Goodnight Irene," "Tears In Heaven," and "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out" for the first time on this leg of the tour. No fan reviews, yet. It must have been quite a night in Manchester!