Eric Clapton will return to the road for a new set of US dates in September. His special guest on the shows will be blues-rock favorite and Fabulous Thunderbirds co-founder Jimmie Vaughan.
Clapton’s band for the eight-date itinerary is comprised of many A-list musicians with whom he has a long history. They include Doyle Bramhall II, Paul Carrack, Nathan East, Sonny Emory, Steve Gadd, and Chris Stainton, with backing vocalists Sharon White and Katie Kissoon.
In early March, the guitar giant announced that his 15-date European tour for 2021, which had been scheduled for June 5-23, was being postponed due to coronavirus restrictions. Those dates have been rearranged for May 17-June 22, 2022. These will be preceded by two nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 7 and 8. The new American concerts are thus Clapton’s only confirmed shows of 2021, and tickets will go on sale on Friday (June 18).
The full list of concerts is:
13 Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
15 Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
17 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
18 New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
21 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
23 Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Center
25 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
26 Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock
Clapton has also announced that, like his friend Mark Knopfler, he is supporting the Streets of London charity’s #ComeOnHome campaign and its prize draw. Fans have the chance to win two tickets for his Royal Albert Hall show on May 8, 2022, with entry into the draw costing £3 for one entry. The more entries, the greater the chance of winning, and you can enter as many times as you like. The more you donate, the cheaper the cost per entry, so for example a donation of £15 will receive ten entries rather than five. The closing date for entries is Friday, June 25.