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Eric Clapton Rocks MEN Arena, Manchester - 14 May 2009

Published // 15.May.09

After a somewhat lack-lustre show in Liverpool, Eric Clapton and His Band headed down the M62 for a gig at MEN Arena in Manchester on 14 May 2009. What a difference a day makes. In Manchester, Eric and the band were firing on all cylinders and delivered a fine performance. One fan told Where's Eric, "My initial reservations over a mediocre setlist, were blown away by his continuing ability to make some fairly old songs continue to sound fresh and resonate with an appreciative audience." The Arc Angels opened. Eric was introduced by comedian Peter Kay.

Now, it's on to London for Eric's 11 night residency at the Royal Albert Hall. Those shows happen 16 to 31 May 2009.

Don't forget to check out the Tour Section of whereseric.com for reviews and set lists from every night of the tour. New reviews are always being added, too.

Set List for 14 May 2009 / MEN Arena

01. Going Down Slow
02. Anything For Your Love
03. Key To The Highway
04. Old Love
05. I Shot The Sheriff
06. Layla - acoustic
07. Lay Down Sally
08. Not Dark Yet
09. Anytime For You
10. Somewhere Over The Rainbow
11. Badge
12. Little Queen of Spades
13. Before You Accuse Me
14. Wonderful Tonight
15. Cocaine
16. Crossroads (encore)

Band Lineup:
Eric Clapton - guitar, vocals
Andy Fairweather Low - guitar
Chris Stainton - keyboards
Tim Carmon - keyboards
Willie Weeks - bass
Steve Gadd - drums
Michelle John - backing vocals
Sharon White - backing vocals

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