Eric Clapton remains a guitar god as he plays in Phoenix

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Phoenix was one of only three U.S. dates Eric Clapton performed in 2019 as a lead-in to his annual Crossroads festival in Dallas.

he strolled on stage with a wave in his blazer and blue jeans, grabbed a guitar and proceeded to remind us how he came to be one of the more revered guitarists in the history of rock and roll, leading a stellar assortment of backing musicians in a set that put the focus squarely on the former Bluesbreaker’s long-standing love of the blues.

After setting the tone with “Pretending” from 1989’s “Journeyman” album, Clapton dove into the blues with an epic performance of “Key to the Highway,” a standard he first recorded in 1970 with Derek and the Dominos, following through with a swaggering version of “I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man,” a Willie Dixon classic most often associated with Muddy Waters.

Watch Clapton perform “Key to the Highway” at Chase Center

 

Before the fifth iteration of the event, which will take place at Dallas’ American Airlines Center Sept. 20-21, Clapton will headline three shows in San Francisco (Sept. 11), Las Vegas (Sept. 13) and Phoenix (Sept. 14).

 

 

 

 

Setlist
Pretending

Key to the Highway

I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man

I Shot the Sheriff

Driftin’ Blues

Circus

Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out

Tears in Heaven

Badge

Holy Mother

Cross Road Blues

Little Queen of Spades

Layla

Encore

Before You Accuse Me

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