Music of Cream Continue 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 an ambitious North American tour, which began September 28. During the performances, images of their fathers and mentors will appear on a big screen, along with never-before-seen footage and photos. Fans can expect to hear personal stories. (Watch several clips and see the dates below.)

[VNUE will be recording all shows starting October 2 for immediate release as limited edition, individually numbered CD sets and instant digital download via VNUE’s proprietary web and mobile (iOS & Android) platform.]

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.

Watch them perform an extended version of “Sunshine of Your Love” on Oct. 9 in Northampton, Mass.

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 2018 Tour (Tickets are available here and here)

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 20 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo PAC
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
Oct 28 – Bristol, TN – Paramount
Oct 30 – Richmond, VA – The National
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
Nov 17 – Kalamazoo, MI – State Theatre

Nov 23 – Glasgow, U.K. – O2 Academy Glasgow
Nov 24 – Leamington, U.K. – Leamington Assembly
Nov 25 – London, U.K. – O2 Forum Kentish Town
Nov 26 – Manchester, U.K. – O2 Ritz Manchester

Watch them perform “White Room” on October 24

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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    • Da Mick
      Da Mick 24 July, 2018, 08:45

      Are you kidding me? That kid’s got it down. You’d be lucky to hear Clapton himself play that solo as perfect as that. Some people are NEVER happy.

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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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  3. Berta
    #3 Berta 13 September, 2018, 00:59

    I saw Clapton with Deep Purple…Many Many Moons ago at the LA’s Forum…Awesome!
    Yeah sooono LA concert at ALL..U guys
    what gives!!!

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