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Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck 2010 Tour: A Look Back

  • Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck 2010 Tour: A Look Back
    Posted by WEAContent  |  February 13, 2020
    Check Out Videos, Set Lists And Fan Reviews From Their Historic 2010 Tour It’s been 10 years since Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck launched their six-night co-headlining tour at The O2 on 13 February 2010. At the dawn of their careers, both guitarists spent time in The Yardbirds, one of the key bands in Britain's 1960s blues revival. Jeff took over on guitar when Eric departed in March 1965 when the band moved towards a more commercial pop sound contrary to Eric's blues roots.It took them until September 1981 to join forces on stage. That first team-up happened at a series of benefit concerts for Amnesty International at the Theatre Royal, London. At two of the three "The Secret Policeman's Other Ball" performances, Eric and Jeff played "Crossroads," "Further On Up The Road," and "Cause We've Ended As Lovers." Two years later, in September 1983, they were on stage at the Royal Albert Hall for the ARMS and Princes' Trust shows, with fellow Yardbirds alum, Jimmy Page. But, it would be another 21 years before they thrilled audiences again. On June 6, 2004 Jeff joined Eric for an exhilerating performance of "Cause We've Ended As Lovers" at Eric's Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas, Texas. Then, in November 2007, Eric joined Jeff during onenight during Jeff's concert series at Ronnie Scott's in London. Two years later, the guitarists shared a double bill at Saitama Super Arena in Japan on 21 and 22 February 2009. Those two shows became the impetus for the 2010 mini-tour.Eric and Jeff kicked off their 2010 appearances with two nights in London, followed by two nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden, and one-night in Toronto and Montreal. Jeff and his band opened each performance. His solo set showcased his flashier style, enhanced with the addition of an orchestra and guest vocalists at the London gigs. Eric's set was broken into two parts - acoustic and electric - and highlighted his emotive blues style.  Backed by his regular touring band, Eric stamped each song with his trademark solos. The two greats finally joined together in the third set where they traded leads on every song. With each number, Eric and Jeff raised the bar and demonstrated how their unique styles dovetail. Songs like "Shake Your Money Maker," "You Need Love," "Wee Wee Baby," "Outside Woman Blues" and "(I Want To Take You) Higher" thrilled audiences at each stop on the tour. The guitarists even departed from their more usual canons to present a stunning take on the standard, "Moon River." All in all, Eric's and Jeff's different styles produced a series of dynamic evenings of musical virtuosity that have not been forgotten by those who attended. Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck: Little Brown Bird (The O2 / February 14, 2010) Eric Clapton: I Shot The Sheriff (The O2 / February 14, 2010) Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck: Moon River (The O2 / February 14, 2010) Jeff Beck: A Day In The Life (The O2 / February 13, 2010) Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck: Outside Woman Blues (MSG / February 19, 2010) Eric Clapton: Tell The Truth (MSG / February 19, 2010) Jeff Beck: Nessun Dorma (The O2 / February 14, 2010) Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck: (I Want To Take You) Higher (The O2 / February 13, 2010) Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck: Hi Ho Silver Lining (The O2 / February 13, 2010) READ FAN REVIEWS SUBMITTED TO WHERE'S ERIC! FROM ALL SIX 2010 SHOWS: CLICK HERE to read fan reviews from 13 February 2010 / O2CLICK HERE to read fan reviews from 14 February 2010 / O2CLICK HERE to read fan reviews from 18 February 2010 / MSGCLICK HERE to read fan reviews from 19 February 2010 / MSGCLICK HERE to read fan reviews from 21 February 2010 / Air Canada CentreCLICK HERE to read fan reviews from 22 February 2010 / Bell Centre FEBRUARY 2010 BAND LINEUPSJeff Beck & His BandJeff Beck - guitarJason Rebello - keyboardsRhonda Smith - bassNarada Michael Walden - drums12 Piece Orchestra in London / 30 Piece Orchestra all other dates * (select songs)Eric Clapton & His BandEric Clapton - guitar / vocalsChris Stainton - keyboardsWalt Richmond - keyboardsWillie Weeks - bassSteve Gadd - drumsMichelle John - backing vocalsSharon White - backing vocals SET LISTS FROM ALL SIX SHOWS: 13 February 2010 - The O2, LondonJeff Beck Set01. Eternity's Breath02. Stratus03. Led Boots04. Corpus Christi Carol *05. Bass solo by Rhonda Smith06. Hammerhead *07. Mna Na Heireann * (with guest Sharon Corr / violin)08. People Get Ready09. Big Block10. There's No Other Me (with guest Joss Stone / vocals)11. I Put A Spell On You (with guest Joss Stone / vocals)12. A Day In The Life *Eric Clapton Set01. Driftin'02. Layla03. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out04. Running On Faith05. When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful06. Tell The Truth07. Key To The Highway08. I Shot The Sheriff09. Wonderful Tonight10. Cocaine11. CrossroadsJeff Beck and Eric Clapton Set01. Shake Your Moneymaker02. Moon River03. You Need Love04. Outside Woman Blues05. Little Brown Bird06. Wee Wee Baby07. (I Want To Take You) Higher08. Hi Ho Silver Lining - encore (Eric and Jeff on vocals) 14 February 2010 - The O2, LondonJeff Beck Set01. Eternity's Breath02. Stratus03. Led Boots04. Corpus Christi Carol *05. Bass solo by Rhonda Smith06. Hammerhead *07. Mna Na Heireann * (with guest Sharon Corr / violin)08. People Get Ready09. Big Block10. Lilac Wine (with guest Imelda May / vocals)11. A Day In The Life *12. Nessun DormaEric Clapton Set01. Driftin'02. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out03. Running On Faith04. When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful05. Tell The Truth06. Key To The Highway07. I Shot The Sheriff09. Little Queen Of Spades10. CocaineJeff Beck and Eric Clapton Set01. Shake Your Moneymaker02. Moon River03. You Need Love04. Outside Woman Blues05. Little Brown Bird06. Wee Wee Baby07. (I Want To Take You) Higher08. Hi Ho Silver Lining - encore (Jeff / Eric vocals) 18 & 19 February 2010 - Madison Square Garden, NYCJeff Beck Set01. Eternity's Breath02. Stratus03. Led Boots04. Corpus Christi Carol *05. Bass solo featuring Rhonda Smith06. Hammerhead *07. Mna Na Heireann *08. Brush With The Blues09. Big Block10. A Day In The Life *11. Nessun Dorma *Eric Clapton Set01. Driftin'02. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out03. Running On Faith04. I've Got A Rock 'N Roll Heart05. Tell The Truth06. Key To The Highway07. I Shot The Sheriff09. Little Queen Of Spades10. CocaineJeff Beck and Eric Clapton Set01. Shake Your Moneymaker02. Moon River03. You Need Love04. Outside Woman Blues05. Little Brown Bird06. Wee Wee Baby07. (I Want To Take You) Higher08. Crossroads - encore 21 February 2010 - Air Canada Centre, Toronto22 February 2010 - Bell Centre, MontrealJeff Beck Set01. Eternity's Breath02. Stratus03. Led Boots04. Corpus Christi Carol *05. Bass solo featuring Rhonda Smith06. Hammerhead *07. Mna Na Heireann *08. Brush With The Blues09. Big Block10. A Day In The Life *11. Nessun Dorma *Eric Clapton Set01. Driftin'02. Layla03. Running On Faith04. I've Got A Rock 'N Roll Heart05. Tell The Truth06. Key To The Highway07. I Shot The Sheriff09. Little Queen Of Spades10. CocaineJeff Beck and Eric Clapton Set01. Shake Your Moneymaker02. Moon River03. You Need Love04. Outside Woman Blues05. Little Brown Bird06. Wee Wee Baby07. (I Want To Take You) Higher08. Crossroads - encore
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Check Out Videos, Set Lists And Fan Reviews From Their Historic 2010 Tour It’s been 10 years since Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck launched their six-night co-headlining tour at The O2 on 13 February 2010. At the dawn of their careers, both guitarists spent time in The Yardbirds, one of the key bands in Britain's 1960s blues revival. Jeff took over on guitar when Eric departed in March 1965 when the band moved towards a more commercial pop sound contrary to Eric's blues roots.It took them until September 1981 to join forces on stage. That first team-up happened at a series of benefit concerts for Amnesty International at the Theatre Royal, London. At two of the three "The Secret Policeman's Other Ball" performances, Eric and Jeff played "Crossroads," "Further On Up The Road," and "Cause We've Ended As Lovers." Two years later, in September 1983, they were on stage at the Royal Albert Hall for the ARMS and Princes' Trust shows, with fellow Yardbirds alum, Jimmy Page. But, it would be another 21 years before they thrilled audiences again. On June 6, 2004 Jeff joined Eric for an exhilerating performance of "Cause We've Ended As Lovers" at Eric's Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas, Texas. Then, in November 2007, Eric joined Jeff during onenight during Jeff's concert series at Ronnie Scott's in London. Two years later, the guitarists shared a double bill at Saitama Super Arena in Japan on 21 and 22 February 2009. Those two shows became the impetus for the 2010 mini-tour.Eric and Jeff kicked off their 2010 appearances with two nights in London, followed by two nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden, and one-night in Toronto and Montreal. Jeff and his band opened each performance. His solo set showcased his flashier style, enhanced with the addition of an orchestra and guest vocalists at the London gigs. Eric's set was broken into two parts - acoustic and electric - and highlighted his emotive blues style.  Backed by his regular touring band, Eric stamped each song with his trademark solos. The two greats finally joined together in the third set where they traded leads on every song. With each number, Eric and Jeff raised the bar and demonstrated how their unique styles dovetail. Songs like "Shake Your Money Maker," "You Need Love," "Wee Wee Baby," "Outside Woman Blues" and "(I Want To Take You) Higher" thrilled audiences at each stop on the tour. The guitarists even departed from their more usual canons to present a stunning take on the standard, "Moon River." All in all, Eric's and Jeff's different styles produced a series of dynamic evenings of musical virtuosity that have not been forgotten by those who attended. Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck: Little Brown Bird (The O2 / February 14, 2010) Eric Clapton: I Shot The Sheriff (The O2 / February 14, 2010) Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck: Moon River (The O2 / February 14, 2010) Jeff Beck: A Day In The Life (The O2 / February 13, 2010) Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck: Outside Woman Blues (MSG / February 19, 2010) Eric Clapton: Tell The Truth (MSG / February 19, 2010) Jeff Beck: Nessun Dorma (The O2 / February 14, 2010) Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck: (I Want To Take You) Higher (The O2 / February 13, 2010) Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck: Hi Ho Silver Lining (The O2 / February 13, 2010) READ FAN REVIEWS SUBMITTED TO WHERE'S ERIC! FROM ALL SIX 2010 SHOWS: CLICK HERE to read fan reviews from 13 February 2010 / O2CLICK HERE to read fan reviews from 14 February 2010 / O2CLICK HERE to read fan reviews from 18 February 2010 / MSGCLICK HERE to read fan reviews from 19 February 2010 / MSGCLICK HERE to read fan reviews from 21 February 2010 / Air Canada CentreCLICK HERE to read fan reviews from 22 February 2010 / Bell Centre FEBRUARY 2010 BAND LINEUPSJeff Beck & His BandJeff Beck - guitarJason Rebello - keyboardsRhonda Smith - bassNarada Michael Walden - drums12 Piece Orchestra in London / 30 Piece Orchestra all other dates * (select songs)Eric Clapton & His BandEric Clapton - guitar / vocalsChris Stainton - keyboardsWalt Richmond - keyboardsWillie Weeks - bassSteve Gadd - drumsMichelle John - backing vocalsSharon White - backing vocals SET LISTS FROM ALL SIX SHOWS: 13 February 2010 - The O2, LondonJeff Beck Set01. Eternity's Breath02. Stratus03. Led Boots04. Corpus Christi Carol *05. Bass solo by Rhonda Smith06. Hammerhead *07. Mna Na Heireann * (with guest Sharon Corr / violin)08. People Get Ready09. Big Block10. There's No Other Me (with guest Joss Stone / vocals)11. I Put A Spell On You (with guest Joss Stone / vocals)12. A Day In The Life *Eric Clapton Set01. Driftin'02. Layla03. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out04. Running On Faith05. When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful06. Tell The Truth07. Key To The Highway08. I Shot The Sheriff09. Wonderful Tonight10. Cocaine11. CrossroadsJeff Beck and Eric Clapton Set01. Shake Your Moneymaker02. Moon River03. You Need Love04. Outside Woman Blues05. Little Brown Bird06. Wee Wee Baby07. (I Want To Take You) Higher08. Hi Ho Silver Lining - encore (Eric and Jeff on vocals) 14 February 2010 - The O2, LondonJeff Beck Set01. Eternity's Breath02. Stratus03. Led Boots04. Corpus Christi Carol *05. Bass solo by Rhonda Smith06. Hammerhead *07. Mna Na Heireann * (with guest Sharon Corr / violin)08. People Get Ready09. Big Block10. Lilac Wine (with guest Imelda May / vocals)11. A Day In The Life *12. Nessun DormaEric Clapton Set01. Driftin'02. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out03. Running On Faith04. When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful05. Tell The Truth06. Key To The Highway07. I Shot The Sheriff09. Little Queen Of Spades10. CocaineJeff Beck and Eric Clapton Set01. Shake Your Moneymaker02. Moon River03. You Need Love04. Outside Woman Blues05. Little Brown Bird06. Wee Wee Baby07. (I Want To Take You) Higher08. Hi Ho Silver Lining - encore (Jeff / Eric vocals) 18 & 19 February 2010 - Madison Square Garden, NYCJeff Beck Set01. Eternity's Breath02. Stratus03. Led Boots04. Corpus Christi Carol *05. Bass solo featuring Rhonda Smith06. Hammerhead *07. Mna Na Heireann *08. Brush With The Blues09. Big Block10. A Day In The Life *11. Nessun Dorma *Eric Clapton Set01. Driftin'02. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out03. Running On Faith04. I've Got A Rock 'N Roll Heart05. Tell The Truth06. Key To The Highway07. I Shot The Sheriff09. Little Queen Of Spades10. CocaineJeff Beck and Eric Clapton Set01. Shake Your Moneymaker02. Moon River03. You Need Love04. Outside Woman Blues05. Little Brown Bird06. Wee Wee Baby07. (I Want To Take You) Higher08. Crossroads - encore 21 February 2010 - Air Canada Centre, Toronto22 February 2010 - Bell Centre, MontrealJeff Beck Set01. Eternity's Breath02. Stratus03. Led Boots04. Corpus Christi Carol *05. Bass solo featuring Rhonda Smith06. Hammerhead *07. Mna Na Heireann *08. Brush With The Blues09. Big Block10. A Day In The Life *11. Nessun Dorma *Eric Clapton Set01. Driftin'02. Layla03. Running On Faith04. I've Got A Rock 'N Roll Heart05. Tell The Truth06. Key To The Highway07. I Shot The Sheriff09. Little Queen Of Spades10. CocaineJeff Beck and Eric Clapton Set01. Shake Your Moneymaker02. Moon River03. You Need Love04. Outside Woman Blues05. Little Brown Bird06. Wee Wee Baby07. (I Want To Take You) Higher08. Crossroads - encore
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