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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. ...

Eric Clapton Wraps Up Tokyo Concerts: Budokan Night 7

Eric Clapton and His Band closed out a seven night residency at Tokyo's Budokan with a slightly short of two-hours performance on 28 February. The mix of songs drew heavily on EC's back catalog and included a good number of blues standards. Amongst the evening's strongest numbers were "Hoochie Coochie Man," "Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad" "Cocaine" and the perennial fan-favorite, "I Shot The Sheriff." EC's solo acoustic number, "Driftin'" was also given high marks by those in attendance. As the crowd exited the venue, Eric's road crew were hard at work breaking down the stage and stowing all the gear so it could be shipped to Auckland, New Zealand for the next gig on the Winter Tour. That show happens 4 March....

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