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Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood Announce 14 City U.S. Tour - It Kicks Off 10 June in New Jersey

Published // 11.Feb.09

Updated 20 February with revised onsale information for Houston and links to all venues for further information. Original press release issued on 11 February 2009:

On Heels of Three Exclusive Shows at MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, Duo Announce A Special 14-City U.S. Tour This Spring

After their historic three-nights at Madison Square Garden, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood announced today an exclusive 14 city U.S. tour beginning June 10, 2009.

After a stunning collaboration at the Chicago Crossroads Guitar Festival in July of 2007 and much speculation, Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton announced three eagerly anticipated concerts at New York's Madison Square Garden. Those shows featured the artists performing together in a varied set list with Blind Faith classics and solo hits from each artist. Critics acclaimed the shows as historic and some of the best Clapton Winwood work ever. The tour promises more of the same collaborative musicianship that made these men legendary award-winning artists.

Both Winwood and Clapton have long and prestigious musical careers with countless honors and awards to their names. Their musical paths connected in 1969 with the formation of Blind Faith, a group that pioneered the fusion of rock and blues into tremendous studio and stage success. Despite critical and popular acclaim, the band was short-lived with only one album and a brief 1969 tour that debuted July 12 at Madison Square Garden and ended August 24th in Hawaii. Since that final show, Winwood and Clapton have remained friends, but have only performed together a few times over the years for an occasional song at a charity event. The 2008 Madison Square Garden shows were the first full Winwood-Clapton concerts in 40 years. Additionally, 2009 marks the 40th anniversary of Blind Faith and 40 years since they performed to over 100,000 people in Hyde Park, London.

Steve Winwood is currently signed to Columbia Records and released an album of new music, NINE LIVES in 2008. Eric Clapton's compilation album Complete Clapton was released in 2008 on Reprise Records. The duo's captivating performance at the 2007 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago can be seen as part of a 2-disc DVD available now from Rhino Entertainment. A forthcoming 2-disc DVD/CD of the duo's Madison Square Garden shows will be released this Spring.

Ticket On-Sale Information: Check local listings. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com.*

2009 TOUR SCHEDULE:

June 10 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
June 12 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center *
June 13 Washington, DC Verizon Center
June 15 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
June 17 Chicago, IL United Center
June 18 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
June 20 Omaha, NE Qwest Center
June 21 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
June 23 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
June 24 Houston, TX Toyota Center *
June 26 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
June 27 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Arena
June 29 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
June 30 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl

- - end of official press release issued on 11 February 2009 - -

* All shows EXCEPT Wachovia Center / Philadelphia and Toyota Center / Houston will be sold by Ticketmaster. See below for Philadelphia and Houston on-sale information and links.

ON SALE DETAILS

Concert information may not appear on ticket vendor's website until 24 to 48 hours prior to sale. Please be sure to check back for updated information as the onsale dates approach as all information is subject to change. Check venue websites for additional details on local ticket information and seating charts.

10 June / Izod Center, East Rutherford NJ
Internet sales from ticketmaster.com and livenation.com
Telephone sales from Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone 1-800-745-3000
Tickets on sale to the general public 21 February from 10AM
Venue Information

12 June / Wachovia Center, Philadelphia PA *UPDATED ONSALE INFO*
Internet sales from ComcastTix.com
Ticketmaster will *not* sell tickets for this event. Comcast Tix is the official ticket seller for this show
Tickets on sale to the general public 28 February from 10AM
Venue Information

13 June / Verizon Center, Washington DC
Internet sales from ticketmaster.com
Tickets on sale to the general public 20 February from 10AM
Venue information

15 June / Schottenstein Center, Columbus OH
Internet sales from ticketmaster.com
Tickets on sale to the general public 21 February from 10AM
Venue Information

17 June / United Center, Chicago IL
Internet sales from ticketmaster.com
Tickets on sale to the general public 28 February from 10AM
Venue information

18 June / Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul MN
Internet sales from ticketmaster.com
Tickets on sale to the general public 28 February from 10AM
Venue Information

20 June / Qwest Center, Omaha NE
Internet sales from ticketmaster.com
Tickets on sale to the general public 28 February from 10AM
Venue Information

21 June / Pepsi Center, Denver CO
Internet sales from ticketmaster.com
Tickets on sale to the general public 21 February from 10AM
Venue Information

23 June / American Airlines Center, Dallas TX
Internet sales from ticketmaster.com
Tickets on sale to the general public 21 February from 10AM
Venue Information

24 June / Toyota Center, Houston TX *UPDATED ONSALE INFO*
Tickets for this concert will not be sold via Ticketmaster
Toyota Center - Ticket Page from their official website
Tickets on sale to the general public 28 February from 10AM
Venue Information

26 June / Jobing.com Arena, Glendale AZ
Internet sales from ticketmaster.com
Tickets on sale to the general public 23 February from 10AM
Venue Information

27 June / MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas NV
Internet sales from ticketmaster.com
Tickets on sale to the general public 28 February from 10AM
Venue Information

29 June / Oracle Arena, Oakland CA
Internet sales from ticketmaster.com
Tickets on sale to the general public 2 March from 10AM
Venue Information

30 June / Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA
Internet sales from ticketmaster.com
Tickets on sale to the general public 22 February from 10AM
Venue Information

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Article originally published on 11 February 2009. It has been updated as new information has become available.

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