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Eric Clapton: Tokyo Budokan Night 5

Published // 25.Feb.09

Fans from all over Japan (and the world for that matter!) have converged on Tokyo to catch Eric Clapton and His Band in action at the Budokan. Now past the mid-point of the 7 night concert series, EC and the band performed an 18 song set list on 25 February 2009. Adult contemporary radio favorite "Wonderful Tonight" is still in the set list to the chagrin of the Japanese fans. However, the excellent versions of "I Shot The Sheriff" and "Little Queen of Spades," more than made up for it according to early reports!

Another fan has checked in and said that their personal highlights also included EC's solo acoustic number, "Driftin'," "Travelin' Alone," Isn't It A Pity," "Motherless Child," and the ending songs of "Layla" and "Cocaine." They also reported that EC's solos were excellent throughtout the show.

Since EC has been back at the Budokan, "Layla" has been plugged back in (the "unplugged" acoustic version was played at the two concerts with Jeff Beck last weekend). There were slight modifications to this evening's set list - "Isn't It A Pity" is back and "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" made its first appearance since night one of the tour in Osaka.

This show was filmed by WOWOW Television for broadcast within Japan on 15 March 2009.

Set List:

01. Tell The Truth
02. Key To The Highway
03. Hoochie Coochie Man
04. I Shot The Sheriff
05. Isn't It A Pity
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
16. Layla
17. Cocaine

Encore:
18. Crossroads

EC Band:
Eric Clapton - guitar, vocals
Doyle Bramhall II - guitar, backing vocals
Chris Stainton - keyboards
Willie Weeks - bass
Abe Laboriel Jr. - drums
Michelle John - backing vocals
Sharon White - backing vocals

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