Eric Clapton has announced details of a three-night residency at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall in May 2019.
Marking his only UK shows of 2019, the guitar legend will take to the capital for a trio of huge shows. Following on from recent shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden and headlining this summer’s British Summer Time at London’s Hyde Park, Clapton will be accompanied by band members Chris Stainton, Nathan East, Doyle Bramhall and Sonny Emory.
The full list of upcoming dates is below, with tickets on sale from 10am on Friday, 26 October. Please visit the Royal Albert Hall website for tickets and further information.
Having first performed at the Royal Albert Hall with The Yardbirds in 1964, Eric Clapton has played at the venue more than 200 times including farewell and reunion gigs with Cream and numerous residencies.
In September 2018, Clapton was honoured – along with The Who’s Roger Daltrey – with specially-engraved stones outside the venue.
Despite The Who being banned from the Royal Albert Hall in 1972 as part of its temporary rock and pop clampdown, Roger Daltrey has also retained an extremely close affiliation with the venue both as a performer and through the Teenage Cancer Trust concerts he curates.
Roger Daltrey said: “The Who and I have come a long way since being banned from the Hall back in 1972! This star symbolises how much we have achieved for young people with cancer over the years and I would like to thank all the artists who have been there for me and the charity since we started. I’m proud of what we’ve achieved together and am honoured to receive a star in recognition of this work.”
The world-famous London venue has paid tribute to 11 people and institutions from the worlds of entertainment, politics and sport who have been ‘key figures’ in the building’s history since it opened its doors in 1871. Each person or institution is honoured with Royal Albert Hall Star; an engraved paving stone decorated with a brass star laid outside the South Kensington building.
Eric Clapton plays the following UK dates in 2019:
Monday May 13, 2019 – London, Royal Albert Hall
Wednesday May 15, 2019 – London, Royal Albert Hall
Thursday May 16, 2019 – London, Royal Albert Hall.
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