May 2017: Eric Clapton Returns To The Royal Albert Hall For 3 Shows
SOLD OUT! Tickets went on sale to the general public September 22 at 9am.
Today - September 20th - Eric Clapton announced his only UK shows for 2017, a concert series at London’s historic Royal Albert Hall. Three shows will take place on May 22, 24 and 25, 2017. Eric will be accompanied by band members Paul Carrack, Steve Gadd, Nathan East, Chris Stainton, Sharon White and Michelle John.
The shows also mark 50+ years since Eric Clapton first played at Royal Albert Hall – his debut was on December 7, 1964 when he performed as part of the Yardbirds for BBC-2 TV’s “Top Beat Show.” He returned to the venue four years later for Cream’s U.K. Farewell Concerts on November 26, 1968.
After his time with the Yardbirds in 1963, Clapton began a career as a professional musician that has seen numerous bands, an abundance of albums, countless worldwide sold out shows, an impressive array of accolades, unwavering critical acclaim and his consistent display of legendary guitar work. These concerts will mark his return to the stage after a limited global tour in 2014, his 70th birthday shows in 2015 at New York's Madison Square Garden and London’s Royal Albert Hall, and a series of shows in 2016 at the Budokan in Tokyo. Additionally, Eric Clapton: Live In San Diego With Special Guest JJ Cale will be released globally on September 30th.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday, September 22nd at 9am from the Royal Albert Hall box office (no counter sales), select authorised agents and the 24 hour hotline 0844 249 2222. Online purchases can also be made through BookingsDirect.com as well as the Royal Albert Hall website. Tickets are limited to 6 per household (note this is across the run and does not mean six tickets per concert).
The Where's Eric! Eric Clapton Concert Calendar will be updated with additional on-sale details. pricing and links to official ticket sellers as information becomes available. Existing members of EC Access, the official Eric Clapton Fan Club, should visit ecaccess.cc for additional ticketing information.