Eric Clapton Announces Additional Dates For 2011 Touring

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(November 29, 2010) — Directly on the heels of Eric Clapton’s recent new album released to strong critical acclaim, the artist announced initial dates for his 2011 touring that will encompass the West Coast of the U.S. in the Spring to be followed by a run of shows in Ireland and the U.K. in May 2011.

Critics have been raving about the latest Clapton album as a new and inspiring body of work by one of the world’s most legendary guitar players. Co-produced by guitarist and long-time collaborator Doyle Bramhall II, the album features an all star cast of musical collaborations starting with the legendary JJ Cale, drummer Jim Keltner, bassist Willie Weeks, and keyboardist Walt Richmond—and the sessions later added guests including Steve Winwood, Wynton Marsalis, Sheryl Crow, Allen Toussaint, and Derek Trucks. Clapton created a collection that touches on everything from century-old traditional brass bands to little-known country blues to brand-new originals. The result is both relaxed and revelatory, and unlike anything the guitarist has done in his legendary career.

Clapton has assembled an impressive band for the 2011 tour which will consist of long-time touring partners: Steve Gadd (drums), Willie Weeks (bass), Chris Stainton (keyboards) along with Michelle John and Sharon White as backing vocalists.

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CURRENT LIST OF TOUR DATES

FEBRUARY 2011

Friday, Feb 25 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

Saturday, Feb 26 Seattle, WA Key Arena

Monday, Feb 28 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena

MARCH 2011

Wednesday, March 2 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion

Thursday, March 3 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena

Saturday, March 5 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena

Sunday, March 6 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center

Tuesday, March 8 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheater at Universal CityWalk

Wednesday, March 9 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheater at Universal CityWalk

Previously Announced International Dates

FEBRUARY 2011

Monday, Feb 14 Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium

Friday, Feb 18 Hong Kong, China Hong Kong Asia World Arena

MAY 2011

Monday, May 9 Dublin

Tuesday, May 10 Belfast

Thursday, May 12th Glasgow SECC

Saturday, May 14th Cardiff International Arena

Royal Albert Hall

May 17, May 18, May 20, May 21, May 23, May 24, May 26, May 27, May 29, May 30

JUNE 2011

Monday, June 6 Helsinki, Finland Hartwall Arena

Wednesday, June 8 Stockholm, Sweden Ericsson Globe

Thursday, June 9 Oslo, Norway Norwegian Wood Festival

Saturday, June 11 Herning, Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen

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