Who's Who In Eric Clapton's Band For Summer 2008
Eric Clapton and His Band are getting ready to embark on a 27 date summer tour of the eastern U.S., Canada and Europe. The U.S. leg kicks off 3 May 2008 in Tampa Bay, Florida and ends 5 June in Wantagh, New York. The European gigs take place in late June and August.
Eric has put together a band consisting of familiar faces and some new: Doyle Bramhall II (guitar / vocals), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Pino Palladino (bass), Ian Thomas (drums), Sharon White (backing vocals) and Michelle John (backing vocals).
Chris Stainton has been an integral part of EC's touring and recording bands for much of the last 30 years, except for a hiatus from 1988-1992 and again from 1998-2001. Doyle Bramhall, Michelle White and Sharon John have been featured in his touring band since 2004.
Ian Thomas most recently played behind Eric at February's Winwood / Clapton Concerts at Madison Square Garden and at the Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2007.
Although this will be Pino Palladino's first tour with Eric, Pino has worked with Eric in the studio over the years, playing on tracks on Journeyman (1989), Pilgrim (1998), Reptile (2001) and Back Home (2005).