Eric Clapton Announces 2022 U.S. Concerts

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Eric Clapton at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 8, 2022

Eric Clapton has announced a brief U.S. tour in September 2022. The classic rock legend begins a European tour on May 17. He just played several concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Tickets go on sale on Friday, May 20 at 10 a.m. local time here.

Clapton’s band for these concerts will include Doyle Bramhall II, Paul Carrack, Nathan East, Sonny Emory and Chris Stainton with Sharon White and Katie Kissoon on backing vocals.

The shows will feature Jimmie Vaughan as special guest.

As part of the U.S. tour, Clapton, who turned 77 on March 30, will be making his 49th and 50th appearances at New York’s Madison Square Garden which date back to his first concert there as a member of Cream on Nov. 2, 1968. He has also performed at Madison Square Garden as a member of Blind Faith (July 12, 1969), as a solo artist 43 times, including special engagements alongside Steve Winwood and Jeff Beck, and as part of his Crossroads Music Festival.

On the same day that he announced the U.S. shows (May 16), Clapton also revealed that he had recently tested positive for Covid-19 and thus needed to postpone his May 17 and 18 performances in Zurich and Milan, respectively, with the expectation that his European tour would resume on May 20. The rescheduled dates are expected “within the next six months.”

Watch him perform a favorite on May 8, 2022, at Royal Albert Hall

Eric Clapton 2022 Tour Dates (Tickets are available here and here)

May 29 – Berlin, Germany – Berlin Waldbühne
May 31 – Stuttgart, Germany – Schleyerhalle
Jun 02 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
Jun 04 – Vienna, Austria – Wiener Stadthalle
Jun 05 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2
Jun 07 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
Jun 08 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
Jun 10 – Dusseldorf, Germany – ISS Dome
Jun 12 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpalais
Jun 14 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
Jun 15 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
Jun 17 – Tampere, Finland – Nokia Arena

Sep 08 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
Sep 10 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Sep 12 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Sep 13 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Sep 16 – Boston, MA – TD Garden (replacing Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena)
Sep 18 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Sep 19 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

Oct 07 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion (Postponed from May 17)
Oct 12 – Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum (Postponed from May 18)
Oct 09 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena (Postponed from May 20)
Oct 10 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena (Postponed from May 21)

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  1. v2787
    #1 v2787 16 May, 2022, 14:54

    I’m done with Clapton. I used to enjoy his music, but now I have no use for that whacked-out old anti-vaxxer. I’ve lost friends to COVID. I’ve got no time for someone who apparently doesn’t care about the public’s health and spouts anti-vaccine nonsense. To hell with him.

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    • BrianB
      BrianB 17 May, 2022, 00:11

      Clearly you’re making up the narrative for some point you want to make. Perhaps check the facts before making derogatory comments and assumptions.

      Clapton DID get vaccinated. Was given the Astra-Zeneca that was never approved in the US and nearly lost his ability to play guitar because of a side-effect particularly impacting those with peripheral neuropathy.

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      • MandoMadMan
        MandoMadMan 17 May, 2022, 15:51

        However, just because he had an adverse reaction to that particular vaccine is no reason for him to go on the warpath against all vaccines, masks, social distancing and other pandemic prevention actions.

        It’s ironic that after decades of heroin addiction, alcoholism and consumption of gawd knows what kind of chemical substances he’s suddenly concerned about what he put into his body. Please. LOL.

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    • King
      King 18 May, 2022, 07:58

      I have had the 2 vaccine shots but on medical advice I am not getting the boosters. It has caused me a lot of difficulty going to some public places. For many of us because of our medical history the vaccine does represent serious issues. We need governments to understand the vaccine is not for everyone.

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    • Relaxer
      Relaxer 21 May, 2022, 19:26

      Do you have any idea what happened to him because of the vaccine?
      Not everyone has the same belief or opinion.
      Not even the medical professionals agree on all things covid!

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  2. Da Mick
    #2 Da Mick 17 May, 2022, 10:39

    …. and as a result has been on an anti-vax rant ever since. It’s not a made-up narrative.

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  3. v2787
    #3 v2787 17 May, 2022, 13:14

    It’s not my fault Clapton is an idiot and got a shot that was never approved. Who in their right mind would do that anyway?

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    • MandoMadMan
      MandoMadMan 17 May, 2022, 16:30

      It was approved in the UK but not the U.S. Clapton was in the very high risk group. It’s a risk-benefit analysis decision.

      And even though he had an unpleasant reaction to the vaccine it’s very likely that it saved his life.

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  4. MandoMadMan
    #4 MandoMadMan 17 May, 2022, 16:26

    Breaking News: Eric Clapton has had to cancel some of his upcoming concerts due to………wait for it……..Testing positive for covid 19.

    Actually the fact that he’s actually had the first two AstraZeneca covid vaccines means he will probably recover. Considering how much of the high risk category he’s in, they’ve probably saved his life.

    Peripheral neuropathy isn’t fun but it beats dying from covid.

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  5. Da Mick
    #5 Da Mick 17 May, 2022, 18:52

    Just think:

    Lay Down Sally
    Some 3-chord blues songs
    if we’re really lucky the classic “Layla” played as an acoustic shuffle
    And, then, to top off the whole evening
    And don’t forget that classic clever encore number: “High Time We Went,” which has nothing to do with Clapton’s catalogue.
    All in all probably about 12 songs, if you’re lucky. And all that for the measly price of a Large area concert ticket.

    I simply can’t wait!

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  6. Layla
    #6 Layla 19 May, 2022, 14:28

    I love Eric Clapton and the fact that he has committed his life to helping addicts says a lot about the man. Also the fact that he still wants to make music for the fans that have supported him through thick and thin. I’m sure he’s not doing it because he needs the money

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