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Eric Clapton Kicks Off 2011 Touring in Abu Dhabi

Published // 11.Feb.11

[Updated] Eric Clapton performed at Yas Arena in Abu Dhabi on Friday 11 February for the first concert of his 2011 Tour. On the road with him are Chris Stainton (keys), Willie Weeks (bass), Steve Gadd (drums), Michelle John (backing vocals) and Sharon White (backing vocals). Tim Carmon (keys), has also rejoined Clapton's touring band. EC's gig kicked off a weekend of V8 Supercar racing and extreme sport demonstrations at th Yas Marina Circuit as well as the Yas Island international entertainment series. One fan in attendance told Where's Eric!, "EC played well with some excellent solos on 'Before You Acccuse Me', 'Layla' (seated with Gibson), 'Little Queen of Spades' and 'Crossroads'." The complete set EC and band performed at Yas Arena was:

Key To The Highway
Going Down Slow
Hoochie Coochie Man
Old Love
I Shot The Sheriff
Driftin'
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
River Runs Deep
Rocking Chair
Same Old Blues (song by JJ Cale)
When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful
Layla
Badge
Wonderful Tonight
Before You Accuse Me
Little Queen Of Spades
Crossroads
Further On Up The Road

Next up on the schedule is a concert at Singapore Indoor Stadium on 14 February followed by Bangkok's Impact Arena on 16 February. For a complete list of upcoming Clapton concerts, click here

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