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11 February 2011 - Eric Clapton & His Band

Location

Yas Arena Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
AE
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 List: 

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. Rocking Chair
10. Same Old Blues*
11. When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful
12. Layla
13. Badge
14. Wonderful Tonight
15. Before You Accuse Me
16. Little Queen Of Spades
17. Crossroads
18. Further On Up The Road

* song by JJ Cale; not the song of the same title from EC's album Behind The Sun

Show Notes: 

Opening night for the 2011 Tour. Tim Carmon rejoins the band.

Fan Reviews: 

Review by Jon F. / Muscat, Oman
This was the 10th EC show I've been to, my first one was at the RAH in 1988. I've not seen EC live since the MEN Arena in Manchester in 2004. (The show where Peter Kay was there when the lights came up and everyone cracked up, it was so funny!) So, I would say I've seen my fair share of EC over the years, I have to say though, I thought he played brilliantly on the 11th February. If that was the first show of the Tour, I only wish I could be there for the last show at the Albert. EC was looking very fit, the guitar playing and the vocals were sublime, the blues section was just awesome.

The songs were all brilliant, if I had to pick some, for me it would have to be 'Badge' and it was great to hear 'Crossroads' again. I don't think I've seen EC do that one live since the very first show I saw all those years ago. But if I had to pick just one to hear again, it would be 'Going Down Slow'. Eric was clearly enjoying playing as much as the audience were enjoying the performance. Thanks EC and thanks also to your brilliant band. Here's to the next time!

 

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