Eric Clapton Launches Winter Tour In Osaka
Eric Clapton's 2009 Winter Tour got underway on 12 February. Osaka's Castle Hall was the venue for opening night and was filled for capacity. The show, which lasted about two-hours, included some of Eric's best-loved songs and some real surprises like "Isn't It A Pity," "That's Alright" and "Everything's Gonna Be Alright." As always, EC delivered his hallmark guitar solos throughout the concert.
On stage with Eric were band members Chris Stainton (keyboards), Abe Laboriel Jr. (drums), Willie Weeks (bass), Doyle Bramhall II (guitars / backing vocals), Sharon White (backing vocals) and Michelle John (backing vocals).
There was no opening act. EC's next concert takes place on 13 February at the same venue. While in Japan, Eric will also perform two special concerts with Jeff Beck on 21 and 22 February in Saitama, Japan.
12 February 2009 Set List / Osaka Castle Hall, Osaka, Japan
01. Hoochie Coochie Man
02. Key To The Highway
03. I Shot The Sheriff
04. Isn't It A Pity
05. Tell The Truth
06. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad
07. Driftin' (EC Solo Blues)
08. Travelin' Alone
09. That's Alright
10. Motherless Child
11. Running On Faith
12. Motherless Children
13. Little Queen of Spades
14. Everything's Gonna Be Alright
15. Wonderful Tonight
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