Where's Eric! Issue 41 is back from the printers. It will begin dropping through U.K. letterboxes around 7 April, but can take a few weeks to reach the more distant parts of the globe. The issue is chock-full of new, exclusive interviews with Buddy Guy, Abe Laboriel, Jr., and Steve Gadd; a 2008 / 2009 concert appearance and guest spot round-up; news from Eric's recent gigs with the Plastic Ono Band and the mini tour with Jeff Beck; plus plenty of previously unpublished photos. Where's Eric! is available only by three issue subscription.
Eric Clapton will headline the 43rd annual Milwaukee Summerfest on 28 June 2010, two days after his third Crossroads Guitar Festival takes place at Chicago's Toyota Park. The show takes place in the Marcus Ampitheater and starts at 7:30pm. Tickets for this concert go on sale 10 April at 12 noon (time local to venue) from Ticketmaster via phone to 1-800-448-7849 or from ticketmaster.com. Roger Daltrey will warm up the Summerfest crowd for Eric.
Unsigned musicians can enter the Ernie Ball Play Crossroads contest at www.playcrossroads.com to compete for a chance to perform live on the Ernie Ball Village Stage at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 (presented by T-Mobile myTouch 3G), Saturday, June 26 at Toyota Park in Chicago.
MUSICIANS COMPETE FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY LIVE AT ERIC CLAPTON’S CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL 2010, PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE MYTOUCH 3G JUNE 26 IN CHICAGO.
Beginning today, unsigned musicians can enter the Ernie Ball Play Crossroads contest at www.playcrossroads.com to compete for a chance to perform live on the Ernie Ball Village Stage at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 (presented by T-Mobile myTouch 3G), Saturday, June 26 at Toyota Park in Chicago.
The day-long festival benefits the Crossroads Centre in Antigua and will feature music from the legendary Eric Clapton and friends, including The Allman Brothers Band, BB King, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Steve Winwood, Vince Gill, ZZ Top and more.
To enter the contest--also hosted by Ernie Ball partners Premier Guitar, Guitar Center and Reverb Nation--musicians register at www.playcrossroads.com by creating a profile including 1-5 MP3 files, photos and a bio. The winning artist or band will receive roundtrip airfare to Chicago, hotel and a 30-minute performance slot on the Ernie Ball Village Stage, which will also feature inspirational master-class sessions from Joe Bonamassa, Robert Randolph, and many more. The winning artist will also receive a full Ernie Ball Music Man endorsement, a feature in Premier Guitar and prizes from Guitar Center.