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EC Closes 42nd Dresden Music Festival

Published // 11.Jun.19

Cellist Jan Vogler is special guest for entire acoustic set

On June 10, Eric Clapton headlined the closing concert of the 42nd Dresden Music Festival at the Messe Dresden. It was his first-ever concert in the city and the final date of his short tour of Germany and Austria.

Vogler, a renowned cellist, is the artistic director of the Dresden Festival and invited Eric to perform. He is well known for including musicians from other genres in the classical music festival lineup.

The high point of the concert was the five-song acoustic set, which featured Jan Vogler on cello. Fans also gave high marks to "I Shot The Sheriff," "Holy Mother" and "Crossroads."

After Eric, his band and Jan Vogler took their final bows, Eric and Jan were presented with large bouquets of flowers. Eric immediately began picking flowers out to toss to the audience and Jan followed suit. As they were leaving the stage, Jan handed a flower from his bouquet to Eric.

Eric returns to the road in September for three U.S. concerts and the two-night Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas, Texas.

Eric Clapton: June 10, 2019 Set List
01. Pretending
02. Key To The Highway
03. Hoochie Coochie Man
04. I Shot The Sheriff
05. Driftin‘ - with Jan Vogler
06. Nobody Knows You When You‘re Down And Out - with Jan Vogler
07. Tears In Heaven - with Jan Vogler
08. Layla - with Jan Vogler
09. Running On Faith - with Jan Vogler
10. Tearing Us Apart
11. Holy Mother
12. Crossroads
13. Little Queen Of Spades
14. Cocaine
15. High Time We Went (encore)

Band Lineup:
Eric Clapton - guitar / vocals
Nathan East - bass / vocals
Sonny Emory - drums
Doyle Bramhall - guitar / vocals
Chris Stainton - keyboards
Paul Carrack - organ / keyboards / vocals
Katie Kissoon - vocals
Sharon White - vocals

Special Guest:
Jan Volger - cello