Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood to Play MSG
Former Blind Faith bandmates Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood will reunite for a three shows this February. The estranged friends performed together for the first time in years at Englands Rockslide Festival in May and at Chicagos Crossroads festival in August. In addition to Blind Faith staples like Presence Of The Lord and Can’t Find My Way Home the pair also ran through Robert Johnson’s Crossroads and a mix of solo material.
On one of those random flights between European countries, Eric was talking about doing a Blind Faith reunion at Crossroads and was like Pearly Queen would sound good with slide on it, you should learn that one, says Derek Trucks, who toured with Clapton last year. I was like, I dont know that one and when we got to rehearsals I was like, shit I should have learned that one[laughter].
Though Clapton recently played with Blind Faith drummer Ginger Baker during Creams high profile reunion, bassist Ric Grech died in 1990, thus ruling out the possibility of a full reunion. Clapton and Winwood will perform at New Yorks Madison Square Garden on February 25, 26 and 28.