Eric Clapton's "Fifty Years Further On Up The Road" stopped at the 10,000 seat Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on 5 April. The venue has become a favored tour-stop over the last several years probably in no small part due to an always enthusiastic audience and great acoustics. In the two-plus hour concert, EC and his band turned in another killer performance. In fact, it may have been the best show of the tour.
What a difference a day makes according to those who attended both of Eric Clapton's North Carolina Concerts. Charlotte, on 2 April, was laid back and didn't really cook until the latter third. The show on 3 April at Raleigh's PNC Arena was far more typical of the tour with EC firing on all cylinders right from the word go. Allen S wrote, "Eric and band were really on. EC was energetic, happy, and played great!
News has been slow coming in from North Carolina. At the show in Charlotte on 2 April, Eric Clapton seemed more laid back than expected in the first part of the show according to longtime Where's Eric! contributor, Steve Proctor. He continued, "'Got to Get Better in a Little While' was an early highlight while 'I Shot The Sheriff' was good but fell short of past performances. With the Robert Johnson set, things finally reached the stratosphere. 'Sunshine Of Your Love' was powerful and a welcomed return to the setlist."
Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival happens April 12 and 13 at Madison Square Garden in the heart of New York City. Always a not-to-be-missed music event, it will kick off a little differently than previous festivals. Eric will start things off himself with an acoustic set! He'll take the stage at 7:30pm sharp on April 12. That night, he's also planning to sit in with many of the guest stars including Friday's headliner, the Allman Brothers Band. Eric and his band will headline Saturday. Some tickets remain for both nights via ticketmaster.com.