Vaughan, Cray Join Clapton On Stage In San Antonio
Eric Clapton's World Tour stopped in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday night, 3 March 2007. It was the third and final stop in Texas for this tour. Many of the songs performed at the SBC Center were drawn from Eric's timeless album, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. They included "Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad," "Little Wing" and the title track, "Layla." Eric's blues roots were acknowledge through songs like "Driftin'," "Little Queen of Spades" and "Further On Up The Road."
Jimmie Vaughan joined Eric and his band for the encore numbers, "Cocaine" and "Crossroads." Robert Cray, who's band is supporting Eric on this tour, also stepped on stage for the final song.
Having been on the road since 6 May 2006, Eric and his band are in fine form. One fan in attendance told Where's Eric!, "Combine the amazing songs with his new band, and of course the genius that is known as Eric Clapton, and you have one unbelievable show!"
The full set list was:
01. Tell The Truth
02. Key To The Highway
03. Got To Get Better In A Little While
04. Little Wing
05. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad
Sit Down Set
07. Outside Woman Blues
08. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
09. Running On Faith
10. Motherless Children
11. Little Queen Of Spades
12. Further On Up The Road
13. Wonderful Tonight
15. Cocaine (with special guest Jimmie Vaughan)
16. Crossroads (with special guests Jimmie Vaughan and Robert Cray)
For those who have not been checking in regularly with Where's Eric! for updates from the world tour, Eric's band features some familiar faces from years past and some new additions. Bandmembers are Doyle Bramhall II (guitar), Derek Trucks (guitar), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Tim Carmon (keyboards), Willie Weeks (bass), Steve Jordan (drums), Michelle John (backing vocals), and Sharon White (backing vocals).
Derek Trucks recently announced his departure from Eric's band on his website, derektrucks.com. Derek said he "will continue to tour with Eric Clapton for the next US leg of the tour starting on February 28, and continue for all dates through March 18 but unfortunately not the last three weeks of the tour due to scheduling conflicts." After that date he'll be back on the road with the Allman Brothers Band.
Next on the schedule for Eric are dates in Oklahoma City, Denver, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas. The tour wraps 6 April in Columbus, Ohio at the Schotenstein Center.