Eric Clapton will be warming up for his Crossroads Guitar Festival with a limited run of tour dates on the West Coast in the fall of 2019.
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).
ERIC CLAPTON 2019 CONCERTS
|September 11||San Francisco, CA||Chase Center|
|September 13||Las Vegas, NV||T-Mobile Arena|
|September 14||Phoenix, AZ||Talking Stick Resort Arena|
Eric Clapton performed his first concert of 2019 on Saturday night, April 13, with the first of five shows at Tokyo’s Nippon Budokan.
Of note was the return of an electric version of “Layla” which, for years, Clapton has performed acoustically, mid-set, while seated.(Bestclassicband)
Slowhand has played the legendary venue a reported 96 times in his career. On opening night, he performed a 16-song set that featured many blues covers (“I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man,” “Before You Accuse Me”) that he’s recorded and performed during his career.
Clapton included many classic rock songs like “Wonderful Tonight” and “Badge” that have been part of his DNA for decades. Missing, however, were such staples as “White Room” and “Lay Down Sally,” as well as “The Core,” from 1977’s Slowhand album, which he revived for the first time in decades for several 2018 performances.
Key to the Highway
(Charles Segar cover)
Wanna Make Love to You
I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man
(Willie Dixon cover)
I Shot the Sheriff
(The Wailers cover)
(Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers cover)
Running on Faith
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out
(Jimmy Cox cover)
Tears in Heaven
(Derek and the Dominos song) (electric)
Little Queen of Spades
Before You Accuse Me
(Bo Diddley cover)