Eric Clapton FacebookEric Clapton Twitter  Get Social.

My CartEric Clapton Shopping Cart

Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck 2010 Tour: A Look Back

Published // 13.Feb.20

Check Out Videos, Set Lists And Fan Reviews From Their Historic 2010 Tour

It’s been 10 years since Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck launched their six-night co-headlining tour at The O2 on 13 February 2010.

At the dawn of their careers, both guitarists spent time in The Yardbirds, one of the key bands in Britain's 1960s blues revival. Jeff took over on guitar when Eric departed in March 1965 when the band moved towards a more commercial pop sound contrary to Eric's blues roots.

It took them until September 1981 to join forces on stage. That first team-up happened at a series of benefit concerts for Amnesty International at the Theatre Royal, London. At two of the three "The Secret Policeman's Other Ball" performances, Eric and Jeff played "Crossroads," "Further On Up The Road," and "Cause We've Ended As Lovers." Two years later, in September 1983, they were on stage at the Royal Albert Hall for the ARMS and Princes' Trust shows, with fellow Yardbirds alum, Jimmy Page. But, it would be another 21 years before they thrilled audiences again. On June 6, 2004 Jeff joined Eric for an exhilerating performance of "Cause We've Ended As Lovers" at Eric's Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas, Texas. Then, in November 2007, Eric joined Jeff during onenight during Jeff's concert series at Ronnie Scott's in London. Two years later, the guitarists shared a double bill at Saitama Super Arena in Japan on 21 and 22 February 2009. Those two shows became the impetus for the 2010 mini-tour.

Eric and Jeff kicked off their 2010 appearances with two nights in London, followed by two nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden, and one-night in Toronto and Montreal. Jeff and his band opened each performance. His solo set showcased his flashier style, enhanced with the addition of an orchestra and guest vocalists at the London gigs. Eric's set was broken into two parts - acoustic and electric - and highlighted his emotive blues style.  Backed by his regular touring band, Eric stamped each song with his trademark solos. The two greats finally joined together in the third set where they traded leads on every song. With each number, Eric and Jeff raised the bar and demonstrated how their unique styles dovetail. Songs like "Shake Your Money Maker," "You Need Love," "Wee Wee Baby," "Outside Woman Blues" and "(I Want To Take You) Higher" thrilled audiences at each stop on the tour. The guitarists even departed from their more usual canons to present a stunning take on the standard, "Moon River." All in all, Eric's and Jeff's different styles produced a series of dynamic evenings of musical virtuosity that have not been forgotten by those who attended.

Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck: Little Brown Bird (The O2 / February 14, 2010)

Eric Clapton: I Shot The Sheriff (The O2 / February 14, 2010)

Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck: Moon River (The O2 / February 14, 2010)

Jeff Beck: A Day In The Life (The O2 / February 13, 2010)

Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck: Outside Woman Blues (MSG / February 19, 2010)

Eric Clapton: Tell The Truth (MSG / February 19, 2010)

Jeff Beck: Nessun Dorma (The O2 / February 14, 2010)

Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck: (I Want To Take You) Higher (The O2 / February 13, 2010)

Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck: Hi Ho Silver Lining (The O2 / February 13, 2010)

READ FAN REVIEWS SUBMITTED TO WHERE'S ERIC! FROM ALL SIX 2010 SHOWS:

CLICK HERE to read fan reviews from 13 February 2010 / O2
CLICK HERE to read fan reviews from 14 February 2010 / O2
CLICK HERE to read fan reviews from 18 February 2010 / MSG
CLICK HERE to read fan reviews from 19 February 2010 / MSG
CLICK HERE to read fan reviews from 21 February 2010 / Air Canada Centre
CLICK HERE to read fan reviews from 22 February 2010 / Bell Centre

FEBRUARY 2010 BAND LINEUPS
Jeff Beck & His Band
Jeff Beck - guitar
Jason Rebello - keyboards
Rhonda Smith - bass
Narada Michael Walden - drums
12 Piece Orchestra in London / 30 Piece Orchestra all other dates * (select songs)
Eric Clapton & His Band
Eric Clapton - guitar / vocals
Chris Stainton - keyboards
Walt Richmond - keyboards
Willie Weeks - bass
Steve Gadd - drums
Michelle John - backing vocals
Sharon White - backing vocals

SET LISTS FROM ALL SIX SHOWS:

13 February 2010 - The O2, London
Jeff Beck Set
01. Eternity's Breath
02. Stratus
03. Led Boots
04. Corpus Christi Carol *
05. Bass solo by Rhonda Smith
06. Hammerhead *
07. Mna Na Heireann * (with guest Sharon Corr / violin)
08. People Get Ready
09. Big Block
10. There's No Other Me (with guest Joss Stone / vocals)
11. I Put A Spell On You (with guest Joss Stone / vocals)
12. A Day In The Life *
Eric Clapton Set
01. Driftin'
02. Layla
03. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
04. Running On Faith
05. When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful
06. Tell The Truth
07. Key To The Highway
08. I Shot The Sheriff
09. Wonderful Tonight
10. Cocaine
11. Crossroads
Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton Set
01. Shake Your Moneymaker
02. Moon River
03. You Need Love
04. Outside Woman Blues
05. Little Brown Bird
06. Wee Wee Baby
07. (I Want To Take You) Higher
08. Hi Ho Silver Lining - encore (Eric and Jeff on vocals)

14 February 2010 - The O2, London
Jeff Beck Set
01. Eternity's Breath
02. Stratus
03. Led Boots
04. Corpus Christi Carol *
05. Bass solo by Rhonda Smith
06. Hammerhead *
07. Mna Na Heireann * (with guest Sharon Corr / violin)
08. People Get Ready
09. Big Block
10. Lilac Wine (with guest Imelda May / vocals)
11. A Day In The Life *
12. Nessun Dorma
Eric Clapton Set
01. Driftin'
02. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
03. Running On Faith
04. When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful
05. Tell The Truth
06. Key To The Highway
07. I Shot The Sheriff
09. Little Queen Of Spades
10. Cocaine
Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton Set
01. Shake Your Moneymaker
02. Moon River
03. You Need Love
04. Outside Woman Blues
05. Little Brown Bird
06. Wee Wee Baby
07. (I Want To Take You) Higher
08. Hi Ho Silver Lining - encore (Jeff / Eric vocals)

18 & 19 February 2010 - Madison Square Garden, NYC
Jeff Beck Set
01. Eternity's Breath
02. Stratus
03. Led Boots
04. Corpus Christi Carol *
05. Bass solo featuring Rhonda Smith
06. Hammerhead *
07. Mna Na Heireann *
08. Brush With The Blues
09. Big Block
10. A Day In The Life *
11. Nessun Dorma *
Eric Clapton Set
01. Driftin'
02. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
03. Running On Faith
04. I've Got A Rock 'N Roll Heart
05. Tell The Truth
06. Key To The Highway
07. I Shot The Sheriff
09. Little Queen Of Spades
10. Cocaine
Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton Set
01. Shake Your Moneymaker
02. Moon River
03. You Need Love
04. Outside Woman Blues
05. Little Brown Bird
06. Wee Wee Baby
07. (I Want To Take You) Higher
08. Crossroads - encore

21 February 2010 - Air Canada Centre, Toronto
22 February 2010 - Bell Centre, Montreal

Jeff Beck Set
01. Eternity's Breath
02. Stratus
03. Led Boots
04. Corpus Christi Carol *
05. Bass solo featuring Rhonda Smith
06. Hammerhead *
07. Mna Na Heireann *
08. Brush With The Blues
09. Big Block
10. A Day In The Life *
11. Nessun Dorma *
Eric Clapton Set
01. Driftin'
02. Layla
03. Running On Faith
04. I've Got A Rock 'N Roll Heart
05. Tell The Truth
06. Key To The Highway
07. I Shot The Sheriff
09. Little Queen Of Spades
10. Cocaine
Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton Set
01. Shake Your Moneymaker
02. Moon River
03. You Need Love
04. Outside Woman Blues
05. Little Brown Bird
06. Wee Wee Baby
07. (I Want To Take You) Higher
08. Crossroads - encore