Eric Clapton Will Celebrate 50 Years in Music in 2013
Eric Clapton will celebrate his 50th year as a professional musician with a series of 2013 UK concerts. Slowhand joined the Yardbirds in 1963 and stayed with the group until 1965. For his upcoming shows, Clapton’s band will feature longtime collaborators Doyle Bramhall II (guitar), Steve Jordan (drums), Chris Stainton (piano and keyboards), Willie Weeks (bass), Michelle John (vocals) and Sharon White (vocals) along with
newcomers Paul Carrack (organ and keyboards) and Greg Leisz (pedal steel guitar).
Clapton has spent a good deal of 2012 working on a new studio album. He is also rumored to bring his Crossroads Festival to New York’s Madison Square Garden this April.
Here’s a look at Clapton’s 2013 UK Dates
May 13: LG Arena / Birmingham
May 14: Manchester Arena / Manchester
May 17: Royal Albert Hall / London
May 18: Royal Albert Hall / London
May 20: Royal Albert Hall / London
May 21: Royal Albert Hall / London
May 23: Royal Albert Hall / London