British Pop Artist Teddy M has created two large scale portraits of Eric Clapton. When sold, a significant portion of the proceeds will benefit Crossroads Centre Antigua. The Clapton portraits, available in two colour ways, "ferrari" and 'blues," are 100x100cm and reverse perspex mounted. The rising pop artist created his first large-scale works in 2011. Teddy M's work attracted global interest and lead to portraits of recognizable personalities, including actress Joan Collins and Olympic medalist Sharron Davies, after it was shown in London alongside images of Kate Moss by noted fashion photographer Albert Watson and a design piece by Coco Chanel.
Eric Clapton's 50 Years Further On Up The Road Tour stopped at the Manchester Arena on 14 May. Peter Kay - yes, Peter Kay - joined the band for the first encore number, "Sunshine Of Your Love". But first, EC started the encore off with a little "double shovel" (check out the video, below). Eric also refreshed the set list at this show, reordering some songs, dropping "Wonderful Tonight" and introducing "Goodnight Irene," "Tears In Heaven," and "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out" for the first time on this leg of the tour. No fan reviews, yet. It must have been quite a night in Manchester!
Eric Clapton's 2013 Tour stopped at Birmingham's LG Arena on Monday, 13 May. The set list was tweaked a bit from the two previous concerts in Dublin and Belfast, with "I Shot The Sheriff" making its first appearance on the second leg of the tour. "What an amazing night," according to Matt S. "I have seen Eric countless times but last night his solos were out of this world. You knew he was in the mood as soon as he plugged in his grigio grey strat! I loved "Hello Old Friend" - such a great starter to the night."
Want to know what Eric Clapton was up to musically on every day of the year? Then, make sure you check out EC Rewind // On This Day on whereseric.com daily. Click on the red circle with white arrow on the upper right of any page of whereseric.com to reveal the daily milestones in EC's career from his start with The Yardbirds through his current 50 Years Further On Up The Road Tour.