Cream, the Next Generation? It’s All Relativeby Best Classic Bands Staff
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—the musicians involved might say they are legitimate heirs to the name. The trio features Clapton’s nephew Will Johns, Bruce’s son Malcolm and Baker’s son Kofi. The Music of Cream will also feature Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple, and Robben Ford.
The tour, set for May and early June, is currently limited to seven dates in Australia and New Zealand. It is unknown whether they will take the show to the United States or other locations. The full itinerary is below.
The group released a statement regarding their project, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the birth of Cream, undeniably one of the most influential trios in rock history.
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It reads: “Cream was a chemical explosion like no other—the blueprint for every supergroup to follow and the heavy blues precursor to Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and so much more. Fifty years since their earth-shaking debut album, the bloodlines of that hallowed trilogy come together to pay tribute to Cream’s legendary four-album reign over the psychedelic frontier of the late 1960s. Kofi Baker and Malcolm Bruce unite with Will Johns to unleash the lightning that electrified a generation—with special guest, Glenn Hughes. Feel the fire and the freedom of ‘Spoonful,’ ‘Strange Brew,’ ‘Sunshine of Your Love,’ ‘White Room,’ ‘Crossroads’ and ‘Badge,’ performed by master musicians whose lives have been steeped in the Cream spirit and legacy.”
The Music Of Cream Tour Dates
May 23: Melbourne Hamer Hall, Australia
May 25: Sydney State Theatre, Australia
May 26: Perth Concert Hall, Australia
May 29: Brisbane QPAC Concert Hall, Australia
May 31: Wellington Opera House, New Zealand
Jun 1: Christchurch Isaac Theatre Royal, New Zealand
Jun 2: Auckland ASB Theatre, New Zealand
Watch a promo video for “The Music of Cream”