Wednesday, May 15, 2019

VIDEO: Eric Clapton performs Prince classic Purple Rain in London

Eric Clapton performed the 1984 Prince classic, “Purple Rain”, during the first of three shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall this week.

According to Rolling Stone, the May 13 event was not only the first time that Clapton has played the song in concert, but the first time he’s done a Prince cover of any sort.

The guitarist delivered “Purple Rain” as the opening night’s finale in London, a show that began with "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" as a tribute to the late Doris Day on the day of her passing at the age of 97, and included a rare electric version of “Layla.”

Clapton is playing two more shows at the Royal Albert Hall this week before going to Germany and Austria for a quick run of gigs next month.

The rocker will then head to the US for a trio of concert dates this fall ahead of hosting the 2019 Crossroads Guitar Festival at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX on September 20 and 21.

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