Monday, March 20, 2017

VIDEO: Eric Clapton opens 2017 concerts in New York

Eric Clapton opened his series of 2017 concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York on March 19, and video from the event has surfaced.

The limited, eight-date US run sees the guitar icon performing a pair of shows in NYC and two at The Forum in Los Angeles next week, followed by a return engagement at both venues in September; he’ll also play three nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall in May.

Billboard reports opening night’s 15-song, 100-minute set featured a mixture of blues classics and greatest hits, including solo tracks and tunes Clapton recorded with Cream and Derek And The Dominos.

Although Clapton has told interviewers that nerve pain has impeded his ability to play, there was no sign of it during his performance.

Openers Gary Clark Jr. and Jimmie Vaughan joined the guitarist for the night’s final encore of the Bo Diddley song, “Before You Accuse Me.”

Clapton - who recently released “Live In San Diego with Special Guest JJ Cale” – will turn 72 on March 30.

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