Iconic guitarist Eric Clapton has just announced a pair of shows that will be his final for the year. Clapton plans to join a show in Greenwich Connecticut in May and another July show in London’s Hyde Park.
The final concerts will take place in New York City’s Madison Square Garden on October 6 and 7 of 2018. The band will be made up of bassist Nathan East, guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, drummer Sonny Emory, and keyboardist Chris Stanton.
In addition, Paul Carrack will be on the organ and keyboards, while Sharon White and Sharlotte Gibson will join on vocals.
Additional Guest Stars For Eric Clapton Show
Along with the lead singer’s band, there will likely be additional guest appearances at these shows arranged at the last minute. Last year, Jimmie Vaughn and Gary Clark Jr. both joined Eric Clapton as guest stars.
Last year, Eric Clapton mentioned a possible final tour. He played in New York and Los Angeles, but he eventually concluded, “I swear this is it, no more. I know I’ve been threaten retirement for the last 50 years…”
Official tickets will go on sale the morning of March 16, 2018.
Eric Clapton’s Distaste For Traveling
It’s quite possible that these will actually be the final four concerts since the musician has continuously remarked about his distaste for traveling. “I never get it right. I forget to take off my belt, or have change in my pocked,” joked Clapton.
For fans, it sounds a little silly to complain about traveling for work, but he’s certainly at an age and level where he doesn’t need to do anything. “Next thing I know, ‘Can you come over here please?’ I just don’t want to do that anymore.”
In addition to airport issues, Clapton has also had some health issues. His chronic nerve pain that affects his back and hands make playing more difficult, so this could be the real cause for a final tour.
Either way, it’s approaching the date to order your ticket for these final shows.
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