Clapton and Winwood Open Reunion Tour in Jersey
Former Blind Faith bandmates Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood opened their 14-date U.S. tour last night at East Rutherford, NJs Izod Center. The groups approximately two-hour show featured the entire first side of Blind Faiths self-titled album, including the show-opening ‘Had To Cry Today, Can’t Find My Way Home, ‘Well All Right’ and Claptons ‘Presence Of The Lord.’ The two musicians also mixed material from their solo careers with tracks culled from past projects like Traffic, Spencer Davis Group and Derek & the Dominos. Winwood switched between guitar and organ throughout the 22-song set, and Clapton dedicated a cover of Big Maceo’s ‘Tough Luck Blues’ to Hubert Sumlin, who was said to be in attendance. The old friends altered their setlist slightly from last years Madison Square Garden reunion shows, including an acoustic version of Claptons ‘Layla.’ The show then came to a close with classics like Little Wing, Voodoo Chile, Cocaine and the lone encore of Dear Mr. Fantasy. Please visit our friends Where’s Eric for a complete setlist.
The tour will continue at Philadelphias the Wachovia Center this Friday. The DVD/CD set Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood Live From Madison Square Garden is now available.