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Eric Clapton Dedicates His 200th Royal Albert Hall Appearance To B.B. King

Published // 16.May.15

On 14 May 2015, Eric Clapton kicked off his 17th residency at London's famed Royal Albert Hall. Speaking to the 5,000-strong audience at the start of his second concert on 15 May, EC dedicated the performance to B.B. King, who passed away the evening before at age 89. 

The second concert of the run also marked the British Blues Legend's 200th appearance at the venue since 1964 and made EC the first guitarist to achieve that number of performances at the venue.

On both evenings, the crowd gave EC a standing ovation and serenaded him with a chorus of "Happy Birthday" prior to the start of the acoustic / sit down set.

Fans have told Where's Eric! that the standout numbers from the performances have been Pretending, Can't Find My Way Home (vocal by Nathan East), I Shot The Sheriff, Let It Rain, LIttle Queen of Spades and Crossroads. Full-fledged fan reviews are just starting to arrive and will be posted in the 2015 Tour Archive for each respective date through the end of the run.

EC has seven concerts scheduled through 23 May. Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders open all evenings.

If you are going to see EC at the Albert Hall, send set lists, reviews and photos to info@whereseric.com. After all, WE! can't do it without YOU!

BAND LINEUP
Eric Clapton – guitar, vocals
Chris Stainton – piano, keyboards
Paul Carrack - organ, keyboards, vocals
Nathan East – bass
Steve Gadd – drums
Michelle John – backing vocals
Sharon White – backing vocals

SET LIST - 14 MAY 2015 (NIGHT 1)
01. SOMEBODY KNOCKING
02. KEY TO THE HIGHWAY
03. PRETENDING
04. HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN
05. YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL - Paul Carrack (vocals)
06. CAN’T FIND MY WAY HOME - Nathan East (vocals)
07. I SHOT THE SHERIFF
08. DRIFTIN
09. NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU'RE DOWN AND OUT
10. TEARS IN HEAVEN
11. LAYLA
12. BEFORE YOU ACCUSE ME
13. WONDERFUL TONIGHT
14. LET IT RAIN
15. CROSSROADS
16. LITTLE QUEEN OF SPADES
17. COCAINE
18, HIGH TIME WE WENT (ENCORE) – Paul Carrack (vocals), with guest Andy Fairweather Low

SET LIST - 15 MAY 2015 (NIGHT 2)
01. SOMEBODY KNOCKING
02. KEY TO THE HIGHWAY
03. PRETENDING
04. HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN
05. YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL - Paul Carrack (vocals)
06. CAN’T FIND MY WAY HOME - Nathan East (vocals)
07. I SHOT THE SHERIFF
08. DRIFTIN
09. NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU'RE DOWN AND OUT
10. TEARS IN HEAVEN
11. LAYLA
12. BEFORE YOU ACCUSE ME
13. LITTLE QUEEN OF SPADES
14. LET IT RAIN
15. WONDERFUL TONIGHT
16. CROSSROADS
17. COCAINE
18, HIGH TIME WE WENT (ENCORE) – Paul Carrack (vocals), with guest Andy Fairweather Low


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