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Eric Clapton's 2009 Tour Visits Hunter Valley, Australia

After a three day break, Eric Clapton & His Band performed the inaugural concert at a newly-built amphitheatre on the grounds of the Hope Estate Winery, in Hunter Valley, Australia on 7 March. The show lasted just about 2 hours. The 18 song set opened with "Tell The Truth," "Key To The Highway" and "Hoochie Coochie Man." ...

Eric Clapton at Vector Arena, Auckland

After 11 dates in Japan - of which two were with co-headliner Jeff Beck - Eric Clapton & His Band have traveled "down under" for a series of dates. The set list in Auckland on 4 March was identical to that performed on the final Japan dates. As always, it included the immensely popular "Wonderful Tonight" and some songs new to Eric's live repertoire like, "Travelin' Alone" and "That's Alright." One fan in attendance reported that, "The highlights were "Hoochie Coochie" and "I Shot the Sheriff" with decent, if short, solos by Eric along with the only extended number, "Queen of Spades." Another fan said, "EC ripped through a no- nonsense event. Superb playing by the whole team, but EC was on fire on a couple of numbers especially, "I Shot the Sherriff" and "Hoochie Coochie Man". ...

Eric Clapton & His Band: Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand

Eric Clapton's "Winter" Tour took him down under to New Zealand, where it is now late summer, for one performance in Auckland at the Vector Arena. ...

Support Acts for Eric Clapton - New Zealand and Australia

Eric Clapton and His Band are on their way to New Zealand and Australia for dates in early March following their 11 date tour of Japan in February. Support for the show in Auckland, New Zealand will be the Danny McCrum Band. For the gig in Hunter Valley, Australia it will be Jeff Lang and Ian Moss. In Sydney, it will be Jeff Lang. No support has been announced for the 10 March date in Melbourne. ...

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