On the heels of his highly-anticipated and sold out show at London’s iconic Hyde Park this July, Eric Clapton announced today the only two remaining North American shows this year, set for October 6 and 7 at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden.
These shows will feature Clapton with his band: Nathan East (bass), Sonny Emory (drums), Doyle Bramhall II (guitar), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Paul Carrack (organ/keyboards), Sharon White (vocals), Sharlotte Gibson (vocals).
The concerts will also feature special guests Gary Clark Jr. and Jimmie Vaughan.
Tickets for the North American shows presented by Chase will be offered as an advance sale to Chase customers beginning Thursday, March 15 at 10:00 a.m. ET via www.ticketmaster.com through to Friday, March 16 at 9:59 a.m. ET.
General Public On-Sale will begin Friday, March 16 at 10:00 a.m. ET.
This celebration of Eric Clapton’s iconic career is the latest initiative in a series of exclusive partnerships between Chase and Clapton that originated when Chase became the presenting sponsor in support of the 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival. More recently, Chase offered its customers an exclusive free iTunes download of Clapton’s newest album, “I Still Do”.
Eric Clapton 2018 North America Dates
Date City Venue
Saturday, October 6 New York Madison Square Garden
Sunday, October 7 New York Madison Square Garden
Clapton has been open in recent years about the health issues that make traveling and performing a challenge, but he's maintained that he has no plans to retire.
Clapton in the past has described his obsessive personality when it comes to his guitar playing and ability to perform. He says he worries about becoming known as "a curiosity," rather than as a serious musician.
He added in a BBC interview from earlier this year that he thinks it's "amazing" that he's still able to perform live.
Clapton gave the interview in order to discuss the documentary, Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars.
The Lili Fini Zanuck-directed film looks at Clapton's sweeping influence on contemporary music, particularly on artists coming out of the U.K. The film also looks deeply into Clapton's personal life and career.
The influential blues and rock guitarist has cut back on touring and recording over the past several years as a number of health hurdles have come his way.
Clapton's Hyde Park concert this summer will be a massive gig with Santana, Steve Winwood and Gary Clark Jr as special guests
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