Eric Clapton Announces Fall 2006 U.S. / Canada Tour
Clapton Revives His Classics And Rocks European Shows, First Leg of U.S. Tour Focuses On Midwest And East Coast
Following a 14 country sold-out European tour with an impressive seven-night run at London's Royal Albert Hall and a historic show in Moscow's Red Square, Eric Clapton will travel to the U.S. for the first leg of an American tour. European fans have shown great enthusiasm for the varied set list featuring rarely played Derek And The Dominos masterpieces "Got To Get Better In A Little While," "Layla" and "Let it Rain" along with Clapton classics such as "Pretending," "I Shot The Sheriff" and "Cocaine" mixed with the newer soulful tunes from the latest Clapton album Back Home. As the London Times headline read, "The guitar hero reawakens" and the Manchester Evening News review said, "Claptons guitar playing just keeps getting better."
The U.S. tour will begin on September 16 in Minneapolis and will travel to 13 U.S. states plus two Canadian shows in Toronto and Ottawa, along with two nights at Madison Square Garden. Further news and show dates of this tour will be announced shortly.
Adding additional guitar power and excitement to the shows, Clapton has assembled an impressive band. The 2006 tour band will consist of: Eric Clapton, Guitar, as well as Doyle Bramhall II and Derek Trucks also on Guitar, Chris Stainton and Tim Carmon on Keyboards, Willie Weeks on Bass, Steve Jordan on Drums, The Kick Horns: Simon Clarke, Roddy Lorimer, and Tim Sanders on Brass, and backing vocals by Michelle John and Sharon White. The Robert Cray band will serve as the opening act for U.S. shows.
Ticket On-Sale Information
Tickets will be available via www.ticketmaster.com
Current List Of U.S. Tour Dates
September 16, 2006 (Sat) Minneapolis, MN Xcel Energy Center September 18, 2006 (Mon) St. Louis, MO Savis Center September 20, 2006 (Wed) Chicago, IL United Center September 21, 2006 (Thur) Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena September 23, 2006 (Sat) Detroit, MI Palace September 24, 2006 (Sun) Toronto, ON Air Canada Center September 26, 2006 (Tue) Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place September 28, 2006 (Thur) New York, NY Madison Square Garden September 29, 2006 (Fri) New York, NY Madison Square Garden October 3, 2006 (Tue) Boston, MA Bank North Garden October 6, 2006 (Fri) Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun October 7, 2006 (Sat) Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun October 9, 2006 (Mon) Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center October 10, 2006 (Tue) Washington D.C. MCI Center October 12, 2006 (Thur) Charlottesville, VA Charlottesville Arena October 14, 2006 (Sat) Duluth, GA Gwinnet Civic Center October 15, 2006 (Sun) Raleigh, NC RBC Center October 17, 2006 (Tue) Charlotte, NC New Charlotte Arena October 18, 2006 (Wed) Birmingham, AL Birmingham-Jefferson Arena October 20, 2006 (Fri) Orlando, FL TD Waterhouse Center October 21, 2006 (Sat) Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena October 23, 2006 (Mon) Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
More dates will be announced soon.