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28 Jun 2010 - Eric Clapton & His Band

Location

Marcus Ampitheater Milwaukee , WI
United States
Wisconsin US
Band Lineup: 

Eric Clapton – guitar, vocals
Chris Stainton – keyboards
Walt Richmond – keyboards
Willie Weeks – bass
Steve Gadd – drums
Michelle John – backing vocals
Sharon White – backing vocals

Support: 
Roger Daltrey
Set List: 

01. Tell The Truth
02. Key To The Highway
03. After Midnight
04. Tuff Luck Blues
05. I Shot The Sheriff
06. Driftin'
07. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
08. I've Got A Rock 'n Roll Heart
09. Layla
10. When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful
11. Badge
12. Wonderful Tonight
13. Before You Accuse Me
14. Little Queen Of Spades
15. Cocaine
16. Crossroads (encore)

Show Notes: 

The first of four solo shows following Eric's 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival, which took place on 26 June in Bridgeview, Illinois. Roger Daltrey is the opening act at the four concerts, his set ran approximately 50 minutes.

Roger Daltrey's Set List:
01. I Can See for Miles
02. The Real Me
03. Behind Blue Eyes
04. Freedom Ride
05. Give Me A Stone
06. Who Are You
07. Goin' Mobile (Simon Townsend - vocal)
08. Young Man Blues
09. Baba O'Reilly

Fan Reviews: 

Review by Dean Keller
Eric Clapton put on a hell of a show at Milwaukee Summerfest. I was close enough to the stage to be able to get a look / hear the band. Eric played thru his favorite Fender reissure handwired amp-with a mike hanging over it and then into the PA system like the blues should be done. The tone and clarity and sustain were frightening. Pure vintage Clapton. As usual with a Fender strat in hand, this time daphne blue.

The jumbo screens often focused on the neck of his guitar and the finesse / speed / vibrato / bending were amazing. His sense of timing and pace were impeccable. As usual, he let his guitar and music do the talking but was always humble and polite saying thanks after each song.

Tight band with well known names only made the show better with Clapton always willing to let the keyboards take a 24 bar solo, then Eric would emerge out of the darkness into the spotlight, stomp a pedal and light the place on fire with the strat. Mainly focusing on the blues with some classics thrown in-his roadhouse shuffle and vibrant solos had everyone on their feet and dancing for most of the show. his acoustic interlude made me wonder "how can he make an acoustic guitar do that?" Clapton is best when he is cranking the blues and treated the Summerfest crowd to what the blues is all about.


Review by Joe Hynes
Eric performed at the Marcus Amphitheater at Summerfest in Milwaukee for the first time in 25 years. Many of Eric's friends from the Crossroads Festival made appearances at Summerfest over the past few days including BB King, Jeff Beck, Cheryl Crowe, ZZ Top and Robert Randolph. Hopes were high that some of Eric's friends would join him in Milwaukee, but Eric kept the spotlight on himself for this show.

Eric was in classic form to kick off this portion of his US tour. He really got the crowd going with familiar songs and stumped the crowd with some less familiar offerings.There was almost no interaction with the audience, just a few thank yous.

The band consisted of 2 keyboard players, a bass guitar, drums and 2 female back up vocalists. I wondered how Eric could pull off Layla without a 2nd lead guitar, until he broke into it in his acoustic set, duh. Contrary to popular belief Eric did not bring Roger Daltrey out to sing with him, in fact Eric did not even acknowledge Daltrey.

Eric's portion of the show lasted approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes.


Review by Ronald Conradt
Seeing Eric Clapton live was on my bucket list. I've seen hundreds of musicians perform and Clapton didn't disappoint. The band was tight, the harmonies were great, and the background vocals were outstanding. There were plenty of opportunities to see and hear why Clapton, along with Robert Cray is one of the finest guitar players in the world. In short, Clapton still has it. He is a bit grayer, a bit more laid back and as usual, he is content to let the music do the talking. That's just fine with me. Clapton is a classy guy and he responded to the audience's enthusiasm. He smiled when the group sang along to the lyrics and reveled in the moment.

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