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Clapton & Winwood 2011Japan Tour: Two Nights In Osaka

Published // 23.Nov.11

In the shadow of Osaka Castle, Eric Clapton and his former Blind Faith bandmate, Steve Winwood performed back-to-back concerts at Osaka Jo-Hall on 21 and 22 November. Over the two nights, the sets included some of the duo's best-loved songs from their days in Blind Faith ("Had To Cry Today," "Presence Of The Lord," "Can't Find My Way Home") as well as songs from their careers before and after Blind Faith like "Gimme Some Lovin'" "Midland Maniac," "While You See A Chance", "After Midnight," "Crossroads." and "Cocaine." Clapton's ever-popular "Wonderful Tonight" has been brilliantly reworked as an acoustic number in which Winwood takes the lead. This version of the song debuted in Yokohama on 19 November.

On the second night in Osaka, Clapton and Winwood ended the main body of the performance with "Voodoo Chile" before coming back for a two song encore of "Dear Mr. Fantasy" and "Cocaine." On previous evenings, the main set concluded with "Cocaine" with "Dear Mr. Fantasy" being the only encore number.

Joining EC and SW on stage are long-time Clapton band members Chris Stainton (keyboards), Steve Gadd (drums), Willie Weeks (bass), Sharon White (backing vocals) and Michelle John (backing vocals).

The band and crew now head off for a series of single night dates in Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Kanazawa and Nagoya before settling down in Tokyo on 2 December for a 5 night stand at the city's famed venue, the Nippon Budokan.

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood Set List - 21 November 2011
Osaka Jo-Hall, Osaka (JP)

01. Had To Cry Today
02. Low Down
03. After Midnight
04. Presence Of The Lord
05. Glad
06. Well Alright
07. Hoochie Coochie Man
08. While You See A Chance
09. Key To The Highway
10. Midland Maniac
11. Crossroads
12. Georgia On My Mind
13. Driftin'
14. That's No Way To Get Along
15. Wonderful Tonight
16. Can't Find My Way Home
17. Gimme Some Lovin'
18. Voodoo Chile
19. Cocaine
20. Dear Mr.Fantasy (encore)

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood Set List - 22 November 2011
Osaka Jo-Hall, Osaka (JP)

01. Had To Cry Today
02. Low Down
03. After Midnight
04. Presence Of The Lord
05. Glad
06. Well Alright
07. Hoochie Coochie Man
08. While You See A Chance
09. Key To The Highway
10. Midland Maniac
11. Crossroads
12. Georgia On My Mind
13. Driftin'
14. That's No Way To Get Along
15. Wonderful Tonight
16. Can't Find My Way Home
17. Gimme Some Lovin'
18. Voodoo Chile
19. Dear Mr. Fantasy (encore)
20. Cocaine (encore)

Band Lineup
Eric Clapton – guitar, vocals
Steve Winwood – hammond organ, piano, guitar, vocals
Chris Stainton – keyboards
Willie Weeks – bass
Steve Gadd – drums
Michelle John – backing vocals 
Sharon White – backing vocals 

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