Eric Clapton and his band stepped off the stage of Tokyo's Nippon Budokan a short time ago. Early reports about the February 21 concert indicate a well-paced, solid show. The set list remained unchanged from the previous evening. If you were at the show, share your experience with fans around the world. Send a review to firstname.lastname@example.org for publication in the 2014 Eric Clapton Tour Archive.
For the second of four concerts at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan - and Eric Clapton's 201st concert in the country since 1974 - the guitar legend rearranged the songs in the set making for a more powerful show according to fans in attendance. Opening with "Pretending", Eric and his band presented 18 songs in 1 hour 50 minutes. Highlights included "After Midnight," "Honest Man," "Driftin'", "How Long" (sung by Paul Carack), and "Crossroads". Several fans told Where's Eric! that the evening's standout number was "Little Queen of Spades" continuing the trend of the past few tours. Tsuzuki H concurred and said "Eric's solo thundered in the hall".
Tickets for Eric Clapton's previously announced concert at Arad Fort on March 8 will go on sale to the general public this Saturday, February 22 at 10AM. It will be the guitarist's first appearance in Bahrain. Eric's concert is just one of many events during the ninth annual Spring of Culture Festival happening February 27 to April 10. Other artists appearing during the multi-week event include Jose Carreras, Gloria Gaynor, Mohammed Abdo, Philip Bailey, Ramsey Lewis, the Chinese National Acrobatic Troupe, the Fire of Anatolia Dance Troupe and the Liaoning Ballet.