Monday, June 23, 2014

Eric Clapton apologizes for equipment issues in Glasgow

Eric Clapton has issued an apology for some equipment issues that affected his show at The Hydro in Glasgow on Saturday.

Technical problems caused Clapton and his band to abruptly storm off the stage during an aborted version of his regular set-ending “Cocaine”, leaving fans upset.

The band returned to the stage and completed their regular encore of the Joe Cocker tune, “High Time We Went.”

“Unfortunately, last night in Glasgow we experienced a steadily worsening technical problem with the PA system that the band battled with throughout the show but by the last song of the set it became unbearable on stage and Eric was unable to complete that number,” posted Clapton’s team. “During the encore break we were able to reset and the band finished as planned with the last number.”

“The usual touring set length runs at 1hr 35 mins so, in fact, the full set was performed apart from the entirety of “Cocaine”, which had to be curtailed,” they added. “Eric is nevertheless sorry for the break in the concert and the disappointment of his fans.”

Clapton’s current tour wraps up this week in shows in Germany, Austria and Poland.

On July 29, Clapton heads up a tribute album he has organized to honor one of his musical mentors, J.J. Cale.

“Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale” will feature a collection of 16 Cale tunes revisited by Clapton, Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Derek Trucks and Don White.

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