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23 October 2006 - Eric Clapton & His Band

Location

American Airlines Arena Miami , FL
United States
Band Lineup: 

Eric Clapton – guitar / vocals
Doyle Bramhall II – guitar / vocals
Derek Trucks – guitar
Chris Stainton – keyboards
Tim Carmon – keyboards
Willie Weeks – bass
Steve Jordan – drums
Michelle John – backing vocals
Sharon White – backing vocals

Support: 
Robert Cray Band
Special Guest(s): 

Robert Cray – guitar / vocals*

Set List: 

01. Pretending
02. I Shot The Sheriff
03. Got To Get Better In A Little While
04. Old Love*
05. Anyday
06. Motherless Children
07. Key to The Highway
08. San Francisco Bay Blues
09. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
10. Running On Faith
11. After Midnight
12. Little Queen Of Spades
13. Further On Up The Road
14. Wonderful Tonight
15. Layla
16. Cocaine
17. Crossroads (encore)*

Show Notes: 

The concert was the last of the US Tour 2006. The band took a few weeks break before they went off to Japan for concerts there in November and December. 

Fan Reviews: 

Review by Carey Blecher
Ridiculously unbelievable show. Best concert I've seen in a long time. I took my 8 year old son, and he couldn't stop marveling at Clapton's precision. The electric sets were crisp, clean, and fiery. The songs that needed to rock like Got To Get Better In A Little While, Motherless Children, Layla, Cocaine, etc.. more than did so; while the blues numbers not only made the guitars cry, it made me cry.

The sit down set was homey to say the least. Even though we were in a cavernous arena, you felt like you were sitting around someone's living room while the band played the folksy, bluesy acoustic numbers ( same set as Jacksonville ). The Allman connection was quite palpable while watching Derek and EC duo at the end of Layla. I can only wonder if Duane didn't have something to do with Trucks getting together with EC. Derek's slide playing would surely make Duane proud.

My son said he'd sure like to take guitar lessons from EC-something only an 8 year old could say, but how true nonetheless. Great night, great show, truly a God like experience for us.

Review by Timothy W. Ross
As expected, the EC show last night was fabulous. EC has become a better guitar player over the years, or at least a more controlled one. I'm not a real big Robert Cray fan, but he added some nice touches to the Crossroads encore. Doyle Bramhall II is an acquired taste, or maybe it just seems a little weird that he plays his Strat left-handed, upside down and backwards strung. The solo of the evening award, IMHO, goes to the littlest Allman Brother (or more properly, the Allman nephew), for his solo on Little Queen of Spades. He plays an interesting combination of slide guitar and finger picking (no pick) and is kind of a cross between Duane Allman and Toy Caldwell (may they both rest in peace). This kid has an amazing future. In any event, a good time was had by all.

Review by Luis Theaux
This was not simply a mere concert, this was an experience to cherish to the end of your days if you were there to see this show in Miami. This was number fifteen for me so I have a clue. The last three shows from concerts past seemed as if they were on auto-pilot, him and the band but this show was something to behold. Maybe because it was their last show together for a while or there was something in the air. The electricity started with Robert Cray, who has become an exceptional guitarist and his band. He played short because he knew whom he was opening for. The show began with what I believe to be a great opening song, "Pretending". They all felt restrained and ready to bust and they did with the best "I Shot The Sheriff" I've ever heard and from there they kept topping each other and the smiles on their faces, the magic in their fingers and the "Togetherness" felt very genuine and true. "Motherless Children" which many people were confused about showed Derek Trucks has arrived as a premier slide guitarist. I was skeptical, after getting used to the Nathan East and Steve Gadd, I figured they would be loose. Silly me, Weeks and Jordan were nothing less than outstanding. The selection except for the very usual hits, was better than the last few tours. Derek & the Dominoes was strongly represented with five numbers. Rarities: Got to get better, Anyday, San Francisco Bay Blues with Eric on the Kazoo and best of all, the fun you could see in all their faces while playing and exchanging leads I doubt I will ever hear again. I pray this is a DVD I can buy very soon if not it really would be a "Sin and a Shame" since there are different songs on this tour. I strongly recommend everyone see this show specially if your a guitar fan.

Review by Scott D. Sullivan
Whew! Clapton and co blew the roof off the Miami arena last night. Derek is obviously a huge addition to his band. You can see the elevated energy and fun he brings Eric. Blistering solos all around, with really nice depth to the songs. I first saw Derek when he was 13 yrs old at Tobbaco Road (Miami), and he blew us away then. I remember saying to myself back then, I'd be seeing a lot of this fellow, and "wouldn't it be great to see him play with Clapton, and revisit the Layla sessions". Well, the alternating jams on Layla were nothing short of chilling. Great diversity in guitar styles - Clapton, Trucks, Bramhall, and Robert Cray - What a blast!

Review by Alex & Jessica
My husband & I went to our first Eric Clapton Concert on October 23, 2006 in Miami. I went to the concert because my husband is a huge fan, but by the time the concert finished I was a fan too! It was amazing, to say the least. He is extremely talented and so are the other band members.On another note, I was a little surprised he did not play "change the world" & "tears in heaven". We would go see him again.

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