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15 May 2011 - Eric Clapton & His Band

Location

Cardiff International Arena Cardiff
United Kingdom
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

Support: 
Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders
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. Still Got The Blues (Gary Moore)
09. Same Old Blues (JJ Cale)
10. When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful
11. Layla
12. Badge
13. Wonderful Tonight
14. Before You Accuse Me
15. Little Queen Of Spades
16. Cocaine
17. Crossroads

Show Notes: 

Venue also known as Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

Fan Reviews: 

Review by Richard Walker
Went to the second Cardiff show and travelled from Leicester to see it. Was well worth the six hour round trip as Eric was as good as ever. The set list had not changed from previous nights. However, the songs seemed refreshed especially Driftin which was an excellent version in my view. Always enjoy the sit down session and to me this highlighted Eric's excellent guitar playing. Often simple but very effective.
Customary ending of Cocaine and a rousing Crossroads for an encore rounded off the night. Wouldn't say no to a live cd coming out with songs from recent tours.


Review by Leigh Tokelove / Nottingham
Firstly a mention for Andy Fairweather-Low and the Low Riders. Fantastic opening act with some real crowd pleasers and a lot of entertaining banter! Eric kicked off the show with a magnificent rendition of Key To The Highway, setting the standard high for the rest of the night with no less than three guitar solos. Old Love was full of soul with Eric’s voice in top form. A little mix up with the lyrics in I Shot The Sheriff didn’t phase him one bit as he rolled his eyes and continued with a fantastic solo. What really stole the show for me though was the acoustic set. Starting off with Driftin’ and Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out and finishing with Layla. Obviously a special mention for the slow beat acoustic version of Still Got The Blues, which was an excellent tribute to the late Gary Moore. The second electric set was kicked off with Badge and Wonderful Tonight and closed with Cocaine. Before You Accuse Me was a particular highlight. Tim Carmen and Chris Stainton on absolute top form with extended solos throughout the show. Eventually the end of the show loomed and we were left waiting for an encore which came in the guise of Crossroads, an excellent end to the night.