Eric Clapton Announces 2023 Concerts

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

Eric Clapton will be doing a brief tour of the U.S. and Canada in September. The five dates, announced on March 27, 2023, follow the news of a pair of tribute concerts for Jeff Beck that are to be held on May 22-23 at London’s Royal Albert Hall. On Dec. 22, 2022, he revealed a six-night residency at Tokyo’s famous Budokan for this April. Ticket sales for the North American concerts, scheduled for September 8-16, go on sale March 31 at 10 a.m. local time here, the day after he turns 78. It’s been rumored that Clapton will be hosting a Crossroads Guitar Festival this year, his first since 2019.

2023 also marks Clapton’s 60th year as a professional musician. The legendary guitarist joined The Yardbirds in 1963 and the following years saw him join John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, and Derek and the Dominos along with a solo career spanning five decades.

In Tokyo, Clapton will be accompanied by his long-running concert band, including Nathan East (bass),  Chris Stainton (keyboards), Doyle Bramhall II (guitar), Sonny Emory (drums), and Sharon White and Katie Kissoon (backing vocalists). Clapton’s frequent opening act, Jimmie Vaughan, will again do the honors at the North American concerts in September.

Related: In 2019, Clapton performed a rare electric version of “Layla” at Tokyo’s Budokan

After years of eschewing tours for clusters of individual shows, Clapton had a busy 2022. He played a European tour during the spring and a U.S. tour in September.

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

Eric Clapton 2023 Concerts (Tickets will be available here and here)
Apr 15 – Tokyo, Japan – Budokan
Apr 18-19 – Tokyo, Japan – Budokan
Apr 21-22 – Tokyo, Japan – Budokan
Apr 24 – Tokyo, Japan – Budokan
May 22-23 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall (A Tribute to Jeff Beck With Eric Clapton & Friends)
Sep 08 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Sep 10 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Sep 12 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
Sep 14 – Xcel Energy Center – Saint Paul, MN
Sep 16 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Sep 23-24 – Los Angeles, CA – Crossroads Guitar Festival

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  1. Wayne
    #1 Wayne 27 March, 2023, 09:52

    Slowhand will always be one of the greatest rock/ blues guitarist of all time. What VB called him during the pandemic was a shocker.

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