The Nippon Budokan - like the Royal Albert Hall and Madison Square Garden - is on the short list of concert halls that bring out the best in musisicans. Since 1974, it has been a favored stop for Eric Clapton.
Saturday 20 April was EC's 97th show at the Tokyo venue and it wrapped up his 2019 residency there. Unique to weekend gigs in Japan, the 16 song set started at 5pm. Reported fan favorites from the gig were "I Shot The Sheriff," "Badge," and "Crossroads."
Eric, his band and crew have a few weeks break before they take up residency at the Royal Albert Hall on 13, 15, 16 May. In June, Eric has gigs in Berlin, Vienna, Mannheim, and Dresden. EC will wrap his 2019 performance schedule up in September with the two-night Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas, Texas.
Eric Clapton & His Band20 April 2019 Set List01. Pretending02. Key To The Highway03. Wanna Make Love To You04. Hoochie Coochie Man05. I Shot The Sheriff06. Driftin'07. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out08. Tears In Heaven09. Layla10. Running On Faith11. Badge12. Wonderful Tonight13. Crossroads14. Little Queen Of Spades15. Cocaine16. High Time We Went (encore)
The Band:Eric Clapton – guitar, vocalsDoyle Bramhall II - guitar, vocalsChris Stainton – piano, keyboardsPaul Carrack - organ, keyboards, vocalsNathan East – bassSonny Emory – drumsKatie Kissoon – backing vocalsSharon White – backing vocals