NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — On the heels of two major U.S. Grammy nominations for his CD release with Steve Winwood last year, Eric Clapton has announced a series of North American solo shows. The tour will begin on February 25 in Pittsburgh, PA and will travel to 11 U.S. cities and feature a very special guest, Roger Daltrey to kick off the show.
In recent years, Clapton has done some of his most innovative and collaborative work, pairing with iconic artists such as Steve Winwood, Jeff Beck and JJ Cale for concert and CD projects. Recent concert set lists have seen a variety of Clapton music featuring some of his biggest solo hits alongside classic Derek and The Dominos and Blind Faith songs. The band will consist of Steve Gadd on drums, Willie Weeks on bass, Chris Stainton and Walt Richmond on keyboards, and Michelle John and Sharon White as backing vocalists.
February 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mellon Arena
February 27 – Nashville, TN – Sommett Center
February 28 – Birmingham, AL – Birmingham Jefferson
March 2 – Tulsa, OK – BOK
March 3 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
March 5 – Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
March 6 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Arena
March 8 – Raleigh, NC – RBC Center
March 9 – Atlanta, GA – Gwinnett Center
March 11 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Bank Atlantic Center
March 13 – Orlando, FL – Amway Arena
–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers