Eric Clapton will perform his first-ever concert in Dubai on 6 March 2014 at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. It will be EC's only Middle East performance. Tickets will go on sale soon via a presale, but further details are not yet available. Fans can register their interest in the official presale at the promoter's website, doneevents.com. Eric and his band are also scheduled to tour Japan in February 2014.
Here’s your chance to win a copy of Eric Clapton Day By Day: The Later Years 1983–2013, from Where’s Eric! and Backbeat Books. To celebrate the 50th year of Eric Clapton's career as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time, music journalist and Clapton authority Marc Roberty has compiled every day-to-day detail of Clapton's professional life in music into two heavily illustrated volumes. Eric Clapton Day By Day: The Later Years 1983–2013 will be available from book retailers worldwide 29 October.
GuitarWorld.com has premiered a video of Eric Clapton rehearsing for his 16 January 1992 performance on MTV's Unplugged. Check it out here. The video features Eric and his band — all of whom play plastic kazoos at one point — running through Jesse Fuller's "San Francisco Bay Blues." The rehearsal performance is taken from Reprise Records' new deluxe 2CD/DVD version of Clapton's Unplugged album. The new set has more than an hour of previously unseen rehearsal footage.
Be among the first to watch Eric Clapton's "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out" from the newly remastered and expanded edition of Unplugged. The new 2 CD / DVD collection is out in the UK on Monday, 14 October and the US on Tuesday, 15 October. Keep reading for all worldwide release dates, a complete track list and to watch the video.