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Eric Clapton & His Band wrapped up their 2013 Tour at Prague's O2 Arena on 19 June with a 2 hour plus celebration of back catalog gems, EC's biggest hits and plenty of blues. The crowd was enthusiastic despite the early summer heat. It was another blockbuster night with the band having fun. Fans have credited the addition of several key players - Doyle Bramhall II, Paul Carrack, Steve Jordan, Greg Leisz - to complement long-time bandmembers Chris Stainton, Willie Weeks and the "glorious girls" Michelle John and Sharon White (Turn it up to 11? They turned it up to 15 for this tour!) and a rejuvenated set list for the series of outstanding concerts around the world.
After being sideline for two shows with severe back pain, Eric Clapton returned to the stage in Oberhausen on 14 June and Cologne on 15 June. He may have moved a little bit more gingerly as he walked out, but his guitar work was in fine form at the Koenig-Pilsener Arena. Rutger J travelled from The Netherlands to catch EC in action Oberhausen: "Great concert, absolute highlight was Little Queen of Spades with Eric soloing fantastic. Great show from the beginning to the end. The set list was a bit different from the show in Munich on 9 June. I Shot The Sheriff was replaced by Badge and Tears In Heaven was replaced by Wonderful Tonight.
Unfortunately Eric Clapton has had to cancel his concerts in Vienna, Austria and Stuttgart, Germany on his current tour due to severe back pain. He is currently with specialists who will be able to better determine the course of treatment.He was looking forward to these concerts and regrets that he is not to be able to perform for the fans. He would like to apologize for any inconveniences these cancellations may cause and would like to thank the fans for their understanding. All tickets can be returned to the Box Offices for refund.