Clapton and Winwood: Brilliant In Basel
Another night, another brilliant show from legendary musicians Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood and their band. This time, the locale was St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland on 26 May 2010. Unlike last year's U.S. Tour, this year's set list has been evolving almost daily. In Basel, the duo replaced "Slide Song (A)" with "Crossroads". Longtime Where's Eric! Contributor Nadja Teichert had this to say about the gig: "Highlight again is Voodoo Chile (SMOKING) with Glad and Gimme Some Lovin' following closely. Other standouts were The Shape I'm in, Presence of the Lord, Georgia, Layla and Can't Find My Way Home. The venue was sweltering hot; there were two air conditioning units on stage. Neither Eric nor Steve said anything except a few "thank yous" from Eric. Gig ended at 1 h 55 min before the encore Dear Mr Fantasy was played. Despite short gig, it was again a sensational night with Voodoo Chile as the stand-out song. EC was on fire and SW's contribution was fantastic. The whole band forms a great, tight unit."
Out on the road with Steve and Eric are Chris Stainton (keyboards), Willie Weeks (bass), Steve Gadd (drums) and backing vocalists Michelle John and Sharon White. Next stop for the musicians is the ISS Dome in Dusseldorf on Friday.
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Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood Set List - 26 May 2010
St. Jakobshalle, Basel
01. Had To Cry Today
02. Low Down
03. After Midnight
04. Presence Of The Lord
05. The Shape I'm In
07. Well Alright
08. Tuff Luck
09. While You See A Chance
10. Key To The Highway
11. Midland Maniac
12. Crossroads (replaced Slide Song (A))
15. How Long
17. Can't Find My Way Home
18. Gimme Some Lovin'
19. Voodoo Chile
21. Dear Mr. Fantasy (encore)
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