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Clapton Back On Stage: Rocks Oberhausen & Cologne

Published // 16.Jun.13

After being sideline for two shows with severe back pain, Eric Clapton returned to the stage in Oberhausen on 14 June and Cologne on 15 June. He may have moved a little bit more gingerly as he walked out, but his guitar work was in fine form at the Koenig-Pilsener Arena. Rutger J travelled from The Netherlands to catch EC in action Oberhausen: "Great concert, absolute highlight was Little Queen of Spades with Eric soloing fantastic. Great show from the beginning to the end. The set list was a bit different from the show in Munich on 9 June. I Shot The Sheriff was replaced by Badge and Tears In Heaven was replaced by Wonderful Tonight. Two hours and 15 minutes of fantastic music!" Axel H. echoed the comments about Little Queen of Spades, "[It] was the last performed song of the three Robert Johnson tunes. Eric did great soloing during the intro of the song. His playing sounded totally different, very percussive with short notes being played and without the usual stretching of the strings. Chris Stainton played an arousing piano solo which rewarded him great applause by the audience. Doyle and Eric played great solos, too" Andy Fairweather Low did not join in for the encores.

Where's Eric! Reporter Heidi W checked in from last night's concert at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne. "I Shot The Sheriff was breathtaking and EC was given a standing ovation by the audience. EC changed up the acoustic set a bit, dropping Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out in favor of Lay Down Sally. Andy Fairweather Low joined the band for the final encore, High Time We Went. Overall, a fantastic show."

Eric Clapton's 2013 Tour wraps this week with two final concerts in Nuernberg (18 June) and Prague (19 June). Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders are support.

If you were at any of the shows on the 2013 Tour it's still not too late to send in your reviews and photos! Email us at info@whereseric.com. All become a permanent part of the tour archive for EC's Fifty Years Further On Up The Road Tour. Check it out here

14 June 2013 Set List - Eric Clapton & His Band
Koenig-Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen

01. Hello Old Friend
02. My Father's Eyes
03. Tell The Truth
04. Gotta Get Over
05. Black Cat Bone
06. Got To Get Better In A Little While
07. Come Rain Or Come Shine (EC & Paul Carrack - vocals)
08. Badge
09. Driftin' Blues
10. Layla
11. It Ain't Easy (Paul Carrack - vocals)
12. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
13. Wonderful Tonight
14. Blues Power
15. Love In Vain
16. Crossroads
17. Little Queen Of Spades
18. Cocaine
19. Sunshine Of Your Love 
20. High Time We Went 

15 June 2013 Set List - Eric Clapton & His Band
Lanxess Arena, Cologne

01. Hello Old Friend
02. My Fathers Eyes
03. Tell The Truth
04. Gotta Get Over
05. Black Cat Bone
06. Got To Get Better In A Little While
07. Come Rain Or Come Shine (EC & Paul Carrack - vocals)
08. I Shot The Sheriff
09. Driftin' Blues
10. Layla
11. It Ain't Easy (Paul Carrack - vocals)
12. Wonderful Tonight
13. Lay Down Sally
14. Blues Power
15. Love In Vain
16. Crossroads
17. Little Queen Of Spades
18. Cocaine
19. Sunshine Of Your Love
20. High Time We Went (with Andy Fairweather Low)

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