Saturday, May 21, 2022

Eric Clapton postpones shows after testing Covid positive

Eric Clapton has postponed the launch of his spring European tour after testing positive for Covid-19.

The guitarist “is unfortunately suffering from Covid having tested positive shortly after the second concert at the Royal Albert Hall [on May 8],” shared his team on social media. “He has been told by his medical advisors that if he were to resume traveling and performing too soon, it could substantially delay his full recovery. Eric is also anxious to avoid passing on any infection to any of his band, crew, Promoters, their staff and of course the fans.”

Clapton initially postponed a May 17 event in Zurich, Switzerland and a May 18 stop in Milan, Italy and, after testing Covid-positive again on May 19, has determined that he is unable to perform scheduled May 20 and 21 dates in Bologna, Italy at this time.

“The postponed concerts will be rescheduled by the end of this year,” advises his team. “The announcement of the new dates will be made within the next two weeks, and tickets purchased will remain valid for the new rescheduled dates.

“The next scheduled concert forming part of the current tour will be in Berlin on Sunday, 29th May by which time we have every hope that there will be no obstacle to Eric being able to perform that concert and the remainder of the scheduled concerts.”

Clapton’s European tour – which includes multiple shows in Amsterdam and Copenhagen – is scheduled to wrap up in Tampere, Finland on June 17.

Clapton will release a live concert film and companion soundtrack, “Nothing But The Blues”, on June 24; the project captures the guitarist in performance over two nights at the Fillmore in San Francisco, CA on a 1994 tour in support of the blues covers album, “From The Cradle.” See also:

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