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30 May 2013 - Eric Clapton & His Band

Location

O2 World Berlin
Germany
DE
Band Lineup: 

Eric Clapton – guitar, vocals
Doyle Bramhall II – guitar
Greg Leisz – pedal steel guitar
Chris Stainton – piano, keyboards
Paul Carrack - organ, keyboards
Willie Weeks – bass
Steve Jordan – drums
Michelle John – backing vocals
Sharon White – backing vocals

Support: 
Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders
Special Guest: 

Kurt Rosenwinkel - guitar*

Set List: 

01. Hello Old Friend
02. My Fathers Eyes
03. Tell The Truth
04. Gotta Get Over
05. Black Cat Bone
06. Got To Get Better In A Little While
07. Come Rain Or Come Shine (EC & Paul Carrack - vocals)
08. Badge
09. Driftin' Blues
10. Good Night Irene
11. Layla
12. It Ain't Easy (Paul Carrack - vocals)
13. Wonderful Tonight
14. Blues Power
15. Love In Vain
16. Crossroads
17. Little Queen Of Spades
18. Cocaine
Encores
19. Sunshine Of Your Love (encore)*
20. High Time We Went (encore)*

Fan Reviews: 

Review by Helmut Graeber
First of all there was a wonderful and nice support of the "Low Riders" of Andy Fairweather Low, feat. Dave Bronze, best known of an earlier Clapton band. They played some old standards and the old Amen Corner hit "If paradise is half as nice", and left with the Freddie King number "Hideaway".

After a short break came the Eric Clapton Band. I'm a fan of Eric Clapton since I have heard him with the Yardbird, the Bluesbreakers, Cream and his Solo works. I have seen him for about 15 times since 1978 but this was not one of his better concerts. This time he and his band played the whole concert professional, of course, but not inspired. Especially the acoustic set with "Layla" and "Wonderful Tonight" had no balls, I've heard them much better before (perhaps he shouldn't play those songs only to give the people what they want to hear). The more powerful songs went better but, I'm sorry to say that, also there I missed emotion. Maybe there is something going on in the band that doesn't work well together or they just had a bad day.
The encore started with the rocky "Sunshine of your love" followed by soulful "High time we went". Both songs featured a young guest on guitar - Kurt Rosenwinkel. When they left the stage Eric had a smile on his face for the first time on that evening.

Hoping for a better next concert, maybe as good as the Band was in 2006, the most powerful and emotional band with (Derek Trucks).

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