23 May 2009: Night 6 at the Royal Albert Hall for Eric Clapton & His Band

It was the second Saturday night at the Royal Albert Hall, concert number six for Eric Clapton and the half-way point of his 11 night residency on 23 May 2009. Eric and his band were in great form. Clocking in at almost two-hours, the sixteen song set continues to offer a mix of blues, songs from EC’s 1989 album "Journeyman" and a bunch of hits.

One fan, who was attending his first show of the tour was impressed. He wrote, "there are lots of different arrangements of the old songs along with some new ones that are outstanding, like ‘Not Dark Yet.’ On that number, Michelle and Sharon offer up some wonderful harmonies and Andy’s rhythm work is great.On a fashion note, EC is now sporting a crocodile skin guitar strap. Love the Arc Angels too!" Another fan checking in via blackberry said the highlights were "Old Love," "I Shot The Sheriff," "Layla," "Little Queen of Spades," "Before You Accuse Me," and "Cocaine."

Eric had a colossol solo during "Old Love", then Tim Carmon introduced the "Sunshine of Your Love" rift into his solo – the band locked into it and really grooved. "Cocaine" featured highly original solos, including a nice wah-wah solo from Eric.

Check the Tour Section for more reviews and set lists from every night of the tour. New reviews are being added as they arrive.

Show number seven at the Royal Albert Hall happens Monday 25 May 2009. EC’s residency wraps up at the venue on Sunday 31 May. The Arc Angels open.

Set List for 23 May 2009 / Royal Albert Hall

01. Going Down Slow
02. Key To The Highway
03. Old Love
04. Anything For Your Love
05. I Shot The Sheriff
06. Layla – acoustic
07. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
08. Not Dark Yet
09. Anytime For You
10. Somewhere Over The Rainbow
11. Badge
12. Little Queen of Spades
13. Before You Accuse Me
15. Wonderful Tonight
16. Cocaine
17. Crossroads (encore)

Band Lineup:
Eric Clapton – guitar, vocals
Andy Fairweather Low – guitar
Chris Stainton – keyboards
Tim Carmon – keyboards
Willie Weeks – bass
Steve Gadd – drums
Michelle John – backing vocals
Sharon White – backing vocals

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