Eric Clapton is an English blues rock singer-songwriter and guitarist from Ripley, Surrey. Starting his music career in 1963, as a member of The Yardbirds, and later Cream, he launched his solo career with a self-titled album in 1970. He has released 23 albums, including ‘461 Ocean Boulevard’ in 1974, ‘Slowhand’ in 1977 and ‘From the Cradle’ in 1994.
He released his latest album, ‘I Still Do’, in May 2016. He’s amassed countless awards in his time including a 17 Grammys and is the only person to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times.
He has headlined his own shows and tours across the USA and UK. He celebrated 50 years in the industry with a tour in 2013. In 2015 he celebrated his 70th birthday with a series of shows at London's Royal Albert Hall in May.
2018 has seen Eric Clapton headlining the British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park, with support from Santana, Steve Winwood and Gary Clark Jr. He also played two shows in Germany in July too, as well as a brace in Madison Square Garden in October.
Eric Clapton will play his only UK shows of 2019 in London next spring with a trio of dates at the Royal Albert Hall. Then in June, he heads to Germany for shows in Mannheim and Berlin, and to close Dresden Music Festival - he also headlines a show in Vienna's Stadthalle too. Catch him live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.
Hunter and the Bear were the opening act and went down very well . They tried very hard to get the crowd to like them - and succeeded.
Eric on the other hand, gave a Great Master Class in guitar playing and it was a virtuoso performance. But there was no real warmth and contact with the audience. Ten out of ten for music... but sadly only three for atmosphere. Leyla was beautiful played and a joy to listen to. Unusually the encore was only one song and didn't get the crowd rocking.