Eric Clapton Expands 2024 Tour

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

Eric Clapton has announced the first U.S. dates of his 2024 tour calendar. On April 1, he announced three concerts, all in California, with special guest Jimmie Vaughan. It followed the news three days’ earlier of his headlining concert for the annual Lucca (Italy) Summer Festival. That June 2 show follows a spring tour—that features special guest Gary Clark Jr.—in the U.K. and Ireland (revealed last June 6) and concerts in France (that were announced on Nov. 13). Other shows on his schedule include many dates in South America and Mexico in September. Tickets for the October shows in California go on sale April 5 at 10 a.m. local time here.

Clapton, who turned 79 on March 30, had a fairly busy 2023 schedule with a residency at the Budokan in Tokyo, Japan in April, a pair of tribute concerts that he organized for Jeff Beck that were held on May 22-23 at London’s Royal Albert Hall, along with five U.S. concerts and his Crossroads Guitar Festival—his first since 2019—in September 2023. Tickets for the Italy concert go on sale April 5 here; most of the other shows are available here. As of April 1, he has 23 dates scheduled in 2024.

2023 marked 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.

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

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

On June 23, 2023, Clapton’s record-setting concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 1990 and 1991 were released in a variety of expanded editions, The Definitive 24 Nights.

Eric Clapton 2024 Tour (Tickets are available here, here and here)
May 09 – Newcastle, UK – Utilita Arena
May 11 – Liverpool, UK – M&S Bank Arena
May 13 – Birmingham, UK – Resorts World Arena
May 16 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena
May 18 – Manchester – Co-op Live
May 20-21 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall
May 23-24 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall
May 26-27 – Paris, France – Accor Arena
May 29 – Decines, France – Chantier LDLC Arena
May 31 – Nimes, France – Arena
Jun 02 – Lucca, Italy – Lucca Summer Festival
Sep 20 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Vélez Sarsfield Stadium
Sep 24 – Curitiba, Brazil – Estadio Joaquim Americo Guimaraes
Sep 26 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Jeunesse Arena
Sep 27 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Jeunesse Arena
Sep 29 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Allianz Parque
Oct 03 – Mexico City, Mexico – Foro Sol
Oct 08 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena
Oct 10 – Palm Desert, CA – Acrisure Arena
Oct 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl

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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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  2. Johnny Trump
    #2 Johnny Trump 17 November, 2023, 13:59

    Eric Clapton is the best..not the loudest, not the most noisy, not the fastest. Just purely the best all around rock guitarist.

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