Eric Clapton Adds Dates to 2021 Tour

9th October 2020 | Category: Concerts

Eric Clapton has announced a brief residency at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The three dates there are his only U.K. dates of 2021. 

The concerts are the first he’s announced since he rescheduled his 2020 tour to 2021 last March 24  due to “the advice of global healthcare agencies and local government instructions.” 

The European tour, originally revealed in 2019, was to start on May 29, 2020, and continue through June. However, it will now take place almost exactly one year later in Spring 2021.

When the 2020 tour was moved to 2021 on March 24, Clapton’s Facebook page noted:
“The health and safety of our band, crew, venue staff and fans are our top priority.” All of the venues remain the same.

When the original 2020 dates were revealed, it was expected that Clapton would once again be joined by the musicians Nathan East (bass), Paul Carrack (keyboards), Chris Stainton (Keyboards), Doyle Bramhall II (guitar), and the backing vocalists Sharon White and Katie Kissoon.

The upcoming tour will be Clapton’s first such run in some time. In recent years, the classic rock legend, who turned 75 on March 30, has avoided a lengthy run of dates, preferring to do a handful at a time.

At many of those shows, he’s toured with such fellow blues-rock guitarists as Jimmie Vaughan and Gary Clark, Jr., who each do their own brief sets. Clapton and his band then perform perhaps 15 songs including such career-spanning favorites as “Layla,” “I Shot the Sheriff,” “Tears in Heaven” and “Key to the Highway.”

The legendary guitarist has surpassed an unfathomable 200 Hall performances, marked 50 years of music, and celebrated his 70th birthday there in 2015.

The ticket info can be found here.

Eric Clapton 2021 Tour

Show Date and Time: May 14 – June 23, 2021

Show Location: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK – Crocus Hall, Moscow, Russia

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