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ERNIE BALL PLAY CROSSROADS CONTEST LAUNCHES TODAY

ERNIE BALL PLAY CROSSROADS CONTEST LAUNCHES TODAY AT WWW.PLAYCROSSROADS.COM

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.

Become a Where's Eric! Fan on Facebook

The Where's Eric! Team is excited to announce that everyone can now become a fan on Facebook! Check Where's Eric! out on Facebook for another great way to keep up-to-date with Eric Clapton news. Things like official one-off concert and tour announcements, show reviews, details about new CDs and DVDs, plus lots more. No gossip or rumours, just reliable career-related news and information about Eric Clapton.

Eric Clapton & His Band Wraps U.S. Tour At Amway Arena, Orlando

Eric Clapton's 11-date U.S. Tour came to an end on 13 March at the Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida. The tour started on 25 February, immediately after a 6-show 4-city jaunt with co-headliner Jeff Beck. The Orlando set list was identical to that performed two-days previous in Sunrise, Florida. A fan in attendance told Where's Eric!, "I always take as my guest a friend of mine who has never seen EC before. When they arrive they are usually just a casual fan who would never think of going if I hadn't invited.

Eric Clapton & His Band: News From The Bank Atlantic Center

PHOTOS ADDED!! Eric Clapton played to a packed Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida on 11 March 2010. Like previous shows on the short U.S. Tour, it was broken into three sections: electric / acoustic / electric. One fan who checked in soon after the show with Where's Eric! said, "[Eric kicked off] with a rousing version of 'Going Down Slow' but really hit his stride four songs in with 'Old Love' which has always been a real favorite of mine.

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