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Eric Clapton Rocks Los Angeles: Night One

Published // 09.Mar.11

Eric Clapton's 2011 World Tour stopped at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk for the first of two shows on 8 March. It was another strong performance according to early reports. For the first time this tour, "Tell The Truth," made an appearance in the set list, replacing "Before You Accuse Me." "Old Love," "I Shot The Sheriff" and "Badge" were again stand out numbers. One long-time fan told Where's Eric, "EC was here in LA tonight, in great voice and exemplary musicianship. He doesn't rest on his laurels, and continues to master the instrument he's been the king of for all these decades. His playing is better than ever. His voice is too. We got to hear Tell The Truth tonight, one of my personal favorites. I was worried he wasn't going to play Badge, because he mixed up the setlist and went into Little Queen of Spades before continuing on to the great and powerful Badge." Another wrote, "he band is the most gifted group of musicians I have seen with eric, the back-up singers were amazing, the sound mix was as good as anything I have heard, when eric was on his game he was the greatest guitarist ever!!! He make is look so easy and he never hits a bad note. So perfect, So good, do not miss this tour."

The first leg of Eric Clapton's 2011 World Tour wraps tonight at the venue. Also happening today in New York is EC's third auction to benefit Crossroads Centre Antigua. The sale happens at Bonhams and features guitars, amplifiers as well as gold records and other memorabilia. Where's Eric! will have full coverage of the auction.

Gibson Ampitheatre - 8 March 2011
01. Key To The Highway
02. Going Down Slow
03. Hoochie Coochie Man
04. Old Love
05. I Shot The Sheriff
06. Driftin'
07. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
08. River Runs Deep
09. When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful
10. Same Old Blues (song by JJ Cale)
11. Layla
12. Tell The Truth
13. Little Queen Of Spades
14. Badge
15. Wonderful Tonight
16. Cocaine
17. Further On Up The Road

Band Lineup:
Eric Clapton – guitar, vocals
Chris Stainton – keyboards
Tim Carmon - keyboards
Willie Weeks – bass
Steve Gadd – drums
Michelle John – backing vocals
Sharon White – backing vocals

Set lists, reviews and photos (file sizes 500K and up) should be sent to info@whereseric.com. Check out set lists and reviews from all dates so far this year by clicking on "Tour Dates" then "2011". 

 

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