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Clapton & Winwood: Tokyo Nights 3 and 4

Published // 07.Dec.11

After a 2 day break, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood returned to Tokyo's Budokan on 6 and 7 December for the third and fourth concerts of their 5 date residency. On the 6th, Eric dedicated "Low Down" to blues legend Hubert Sumlin who had died the previous day in the United States. Fans have reported that the shows were excellent. As the tour nears its end, some songs are emerging as nightly highlights: Presence Of The Lord, While You See A Chance, Crossroads, Georgia On My Mind, the acoustic Driftin', Gimme Some Lovin', Voodoo Chile and Dear Mr. Fantasy. The final concert of the Clapton & Winwood Japan tour (and the final night of the Tokyo residency) takes place on 10 December. 

Below are some quick quotes from fans sent via blackberries and iPhones from the shows. Full length reviews will be posted in the tour archive as they arrive.

6 December 2011

  • Eric was smiling alot especially when he seemed to like how the other musicians played their parts of a song - like Chris Stainton's solo in "Well Alright" or how Steve Gadd and Willie Weeks started Gimme Some Lovin.
  • While You See A Chance had a wonderful outro by EC and Steve. Gimme Some Lovin' was high energy and EC bopped along to the rhythm. Voodoo Chile was simply on fire.

7 December 2011

  • Only way to describe the show is "EXCELLENT"! So many highlights, really liked Pearly Queen but Voodoo Chile was my favorite. Wonderful Tonight has been rearranged as an acoustic song. Sad there's only 1 show left!
  • Another outstanding show. EC, SW and band seem to go from strength to strength. After Midnight launched straight into Presence of the Lord, which had GREAT wah-wah; Glad with an excellent solo by EC; Well Alright with great piano work from SW; Pearly Queen; Crossroads; Driftin' with really, really fantastic acoustic guitar work by EC; Gimme Some Lovin' (especially as Steve Gadd and Willie Weeks start before everybody else is ready) and Voodoo Chile.

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood Set List - 6 December 2011
Nippon Budokan, Tokyo (JP)

01. Had To Cry Today
02. Low Down (dedicated to Hubert Sumlin)
03. After Midnight
04. Presence Of The Lord
05. Glad
06. Well Aright
07. Hoochie Coochie Man
08. While You See A Chance
09. Key To The Highway
10. Pearly Queen
11. Crossroads
12. Georgia
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)

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood Set List - 7 December 2011
Nippon Budokan, Tokyo (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. Pearly Queen
11. Crossroads
12. Georgia
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

FANS! WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! - HOW TO SUBMIT SET LISTS, REVIEWS & PHOTOS TO WHERE'S ERIC!
As always, Where's Eric! will be publishing set lists and reviews in the Tour Archive Section of whereseric.com but, WE! can't do it without YOU! If you're heading to one or more of the these gigs in Tokyo, help build the permanent Eric Clapton Tour Archive on this website. Thousands of EC's fans from all over the world visit whereseric.com daily to check out what songs are played and read what other fans have to say about the shows. Here's how you can help keep your fellow fans informed:
- Email details to info@whereseric.com
- Include show date and venue name
- The complete set list
- Your review
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Please remember that the Where's Eric! Team is made up of a very small number of fan-volunteers. It is impossible for the staff to be at all shows on a tour. That's why we ask our fellow fans to assist in building an accurate concert archive by submitting set lists and other details from each tour stop. Even if you don't have the time to write a full-fledged review, feel free to participate in this project by sending the complete set list. After all, WE! can't do it without YOU!

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