Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival takes place Friday and Saturday, April 12th and 13th, at New York's Madison Square Garden. Each night, the music starts promptly at 7:30PM. Those attending should be in their seats by 7:20PM. The concerts are expected to end around midnight. Those taking public transportation to the shows are advised to check schedules as not all run 24/7 (the major transit services in the Tri-State Area are listed below, with links).
The new signed limited edition book SIX-STRING STORIES by Eric Clapton is available now from Genesis Publications with a special 10% discount for WHERE'S ERIC! magazine subscribers and website visitors. Simply use the code CROSSROADS at checkout online at ClaptonBook.com or quote the offer when ordering in person at the Crossroads Guitar Festival this week. Each of the 2,000 numbered books in the edition is personally signed by Eric Clapton. SIX-STRING STORIES will benefit Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Centre Antigua.
VIDEO INCLUDED! Eric Clapton wrapped up the first leg of his 2013 "Fifty Years Further On Up The Road Tour" at Pittsburgh's Consol Energy Center on Saturday, 6 April. The 15 date US Tour kicked off 14 March in Phoenix. Fans who were in their seats for the support act, The Wallflowers, experienced a rare moment. Eric stepped out on stage to join them on their final number, The Weight. Robert S. reported in on Eric's set: "The show last night in Pittsburgh was awesome! Eric Clapton and his bandmates sounded great for the entire performance, and the acoustic set featuring Layla, Tears in Heaven, Lay Down Sally, Wonderful Tonight was perfect.
Ticket holders to Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival, presented by Chase, are invited to arrive early on April 12 and 13 to visit the Guitar Center Road to Crossroads Exhibition. It will open Friday at 6:30PM and Saturday at 6:00PM. It will remain open until 10:30PM both nights. The exhibition will be located on the Terrace Level of Madison Square Garden and will include archival video content and memorabilia from prior Crossroads Festivals, as well as interactive exhibits featuring new guitars and recording gear from Ernie Ball, Fender, Gibson, Martin, and Olympus.