Eric Clapton

Sep 30, 2010 No Comments by Musicscene

Directly on the heels of Eric Clapton’s announcement of a new album being released in 2010, the legendary artist announced an initial set of dates for his 2011 tour that will encompass Ireland along with the UK. He will take to the stage of The O2, Dublin on the 9th of May, followed by a night at The Odyssey Arena in Belfast on May 10th 2011. Tickets for both shows are on sale now through ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide.

Critics are already raving about the latest Clapton album as a new and inspiring body of work by one of the world’s most legendary guitar players. Co-produced by guitarist and long-time collaborator Doyle Bramhall II, the album features an all star cast of musical collaborations starting with the legendary JJ Cale, drummer Jim Keltner, bassist Willie Weeks, and keyboardist Walt Richmond-and the sessions later added guests including Steve Winwood, Wynton Marsalis, Sheryl Crow, Allen Toussaint, and Derek Trucks. Clapton created a collection that touches on everything from century-old traditional brass bands to little-known country blues to brand-new originals. The result is both relaxed and revelatory, and unlike anything the guitarist has done in his legendary career.

Clapton has assembled an impressive band for the 2011 tour which will consist of long-time touring partners: Steve Gadd (drums), Willie Weeks (bass), Chris Stainton(keyboards) along with Michelle John and Sharon White as backing vocalists.

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