Nominations for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards were announced in the U.S. on the evening of 2 December 2009 by The Recording Academy. Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood received two nominations. "Live From Madison Square Garden" was nominated in the Best Rock Album category. Eric and Steve are up against "Black Ice" by AC/DC; "21st Century Breakdown" by Green Day; "Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King" by Dave Matthews Band; and "No Line On The Horizon" by U2.
Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood Nominated For Two Grammy Awards. "Live From Madison Square Garden" Gets Nod As Best Rock Album.
On 30 November 2009, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck announced three North American concerts that will take place in February 2010. Additional on sale information has become available for the two Canadian concerts. Tickets for the 21 February show at Air Canada Centre, Toronto go on sale to the general public on Friday, 4 December at 10AM (time local to venue). American Express cardholders have a special presale for the event. Tickets for the 22 February show at Bell Centre, Montreal go on sale to the general public on Saturday, 5 December at Noon (time local to venue).
Artists Plan Ambitious Set List Playing “Together And Apart”. On the heels of a stunning collaboration in Tokyo, Japan last February and after the announcement of two sold-out shows at the 02 Arena in London in February 2010, Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton announced today an eagerly anticipated set of shows in the U.S. and Canada. U.S.
On 23 November 2009, Eric Clapton performed a solo three-song acoustic set at a charity event in Geneva. One of the songs was "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out." The event was a benefit for Children Action, a Swiss charitable foundation. The evening's auction raised approximately $5 million, including $150,000 for a Martin 000-28 Acoustic Guitar that was autographed by Clapton.