Thursday, March 12, 2015

Eric Clapton to mark 70th birthday with New York concerts

Eric Clapton will play two shows at New York's Madison Square Garden this spring to mark his 70th birthday.

The May 1 and 2 concerts will also mark the 46th anniversary since Clapton –, with the band Cream – opened the "new" Madison Square Garden on November 2, 1968.

Clapton has performed at Madison Square Garden a total of 45 times.

A pre-sale for Chase credit and debit customers will start Monday, March 16 at 11am EST at

ECAccess fan club members pre-sale also starts Monday, March 16 at 11am EST.

General public tickets will go on sale Friday, March 20 at 11am EST.

Clapton notes the concert dates may be subject to change to May 3 if it conflicts with a playoff game.

The guitarist is among the artists set to be inducted into the Blues Hall Of Fame in Memphis, Tennessee this spring.

Little Richard and Griffin Brothers Orchestra leader Tommy Brown will join Clapton as 2015 inductees during The Blues Foundation event over the May 6-8 weekend.

Last year, Clapton released the tribute album, "The Breeze (An Appreciation of J.J. Cale)",plus the documentary, “Planes, Trains And Eric” – a film documenting his life on the road during the Far and Middle Eastern leg of his 2014 tour.

Clapton’s last solo studio album was 2013’s “Old Sock.”

See also:

Eric Clapton to be inducted into Blues Hall Of Fame
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Cream bassist Jack Bruce’s funeral open to the public
Cream bandmates pay tribute to Jack Bruce
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