Music of Cream Set 50th Anniversary Tour

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They’re calling themselves “The Music of Cream” and, while neither Eric Clapton nor Ginger Baker are involved—Jack Bruce died in 2014 so we can rule him out too—it’s fair to say that the musicians involved have legitimate stakes to use the name. This is no stunt—the trio involved are all accomplished musicians—and features Clapton’s nephew Will Johns, Bruce’s son Malcolm and Baker’s son Kofi, performing as the Music of Cream.

The band have announced an ambitious North American tour for this fall. During the performances, images of their fathers and mentors will appear on a big screen, along with never-before-seen footage and photos. (See amended dates below.)

Also coming: four celebratory shows across the U.K., coinciding with the anniversary of the original band’s Nov. 26, 1968 farewell concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall, ahead of a nationwide tour in spring 2019.

Kofi Baker first performed live with his father at age six on the BBC TV show, The Old Grey Whistle Test. In the early ’80s, the pair played drum duets throughout Europe, and has since toured with Uli Jon Roth, Vinny Appice, Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple, and others.

Kofi Baker, Will Johns and Malcolm Bruce, performing as the Music of Cream
(Photo: David Geraghty / The Australian; used with permission)

Malcolm Bruce began performing professionally at age 16, and has recorded and performed with his father. He’s also played on recordings by Eric Clapton, Dr. John and Joe Bonamassa, among others.

Will Johns is Clapton’s (and George Harrison’s) nephew through their former marriages to Pattie Boyd. He’s the son of the legendary recording engineer and producer Andy Johns.

Each of the three have recorded their own albums. The trio, along with Glenn Hughes and Robben Ford, played seven dates in Australia and New Zealand in 2017.

Related: Cream: Rock’s short-lived, first supergroup

Watch the official trailer for the tour

Music of Cream 50th Anniversary World Tour

North America. Fall. 2018. Look out – here we come!

Posted by The Music of Cream 50th Anniversary Tour on Monday, May 14, 2018

 

Music of Cream 2018 Tour (Tickets are available here and here for many of the dates)

Sep 28 – Ottawa, ON – Centrepointe Theatre
Sep 29 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
Sep 30 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
Oct 02 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Oct 04 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
Oct 05 – Woonsocket, RI – Stadium Theatre
Oct 06 – New Bedford, MA – Zeiterion Theatre
Oct 07 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
Oct 09 – Northampton, MA – Calvin Theatre
Oct 11 – Lynn, MA – Lynn Memorial Auditorium
Oct 12 – New London, CT – Garde Arts Center
Oct 13 – Concord, NH – Chubb Theatre
Oct 14 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
Oct 16 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen PAC
Oct 17 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
Oct 18 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
Oct 19 – Waterloo, NY – The Vine at del Lago Casino
Oct 21 – Albany, NY – Hart Theatre Empire State Plaza PAC
Oct 23 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
Oct 24 – Harrisburg, PA – Stage @ Club XL
Oct 25 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
Oct 26 – Greensburg, PA – Palace Theatre
Nov 01 – Cleveland, OH – Playhouse Square – State Theatre
Nov 02 – Newark, OH – Midland Theatre
Nov 03 – Indianpolis, IN – The Vogue
Nov 07 – Des Moines, IA – Civic Centre
Nov 08 – St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre
Nov 09 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
Nov 10 – Cedar Rapids, IA – Paramount Thatre
Nov 11 – St. Paul, MN – Fitzgerald Theatre
Nov 13 – Wausau, WI – Grand Theater
Nov 14 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater
Nov 15 – Louisville, KY – Brown Theatre
Nov 16 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts

Related: Links to 100s of classic rock tours

Watch them perform “Cross Road Blues” (aka “Crossroads) in 2017

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  1. Bluesfuze
    #1 Bluesfuze 14 May, 2018, 10:05

    They need a better eric clapton….I am available 😉

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  2. Billy K.
    #2 Billy K. 14 May, 2018, 17:00

    Is the West Coast “chopped liver” or what??

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