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Eric Clapton Wraps Up '06 Japan Tour In Tokyo

Published // 10.Dec.06

Eric Clapton and his band wrapped up their 18 date tour of Japan on 9 December 2006. It was also the final concert of the year.

The set list from the tenth and final show in Tokyo's Budokan Hall naturally included hits like "Wonderful Tonight" and "Cocaine." What was suprising was the number of Derek and The Dominos tracks fans were treated to: "Got To Get Better In A Little While," "Little Wing", "Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad," "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out," "Anyday" and "Layla." Those lucky enough to be in attendance reported that "Little Wing" was reminiscent of the Dominos' "Live At The Fillmore" version.

The 2006 touring band featured familiar faces and new personnel. Bandmembers were Doyle Bramhall II (guitar), Derek Trucks (guitar), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Tim Carmon (keyboards), Willie Weeks (bass), Steve Jordan (drums), Michelle John (backing vocals), and Sharon White (backing vocals). The first leg of the tour, which took place in Europe between 5 May and 1 August, also included The Kick Horns - Simon Clarke, Roddy Lorimer and Tim Sanders. The tour started on 5 May in Europe. The band played a total of 79 concerts in 17 countries.

Clapton's World Tour picks up again on 13 January 2007 with a concert in Singapore. From there, the tour moves on to Thailand, China, Korea, New Zealand and Australia before returning to the western United States and Canada through early April.  

Check out all the set lists and fan reviews from this leg of the tour in the Tour Section of whereseric.com.