Opening night at Madison Square Garden (3/19/2017)
Eric Clapton is limiting his tour 2017 dates to a pair of shows in Madison Square Garden and the LA Forum this spring and again in the fall, with a three night series of shows at Royal Albert Hall in between. Here's a look & listen to his opening night in New York on Sunday (3/21).
Eric Clapton Stones In My Passway
Eric Clapton has done a video for Stones In My Passway, a Robert Johnson song included on I Still Do, EC's recently released album. Speaking with Guitar World, Clapton admits that Johnson's original of the song includes simultaneous but differing guitar and vocal parts that he's tried unsuccessfully to master doing together. 'I can't sing it and play that phrase, and I never will do it, I don't think. I've tried all my life to figure out how to do that. - because the time signature of the singing is one way and the playing is another.' The album reunited Clapton with producer Glyn Johns for the first time in the studio since 1977's Slowhand album. ABC Radio
Cocaine from 2015 Live At The Royal Albert Hall film
Eric Clapton Live At The Royal Albert Hall will debut in select theaters in the UK Monday (9/14) and be screened elsewhere on future dates. The footage comes from a run of dates in May of this year that brought the total number of appearances EC has made on stage at the historic venue to and beyond the 200 mark. A preview of the the film comes in the form of Eric's rendition of JJ Cale's Cocaine.