29 Jul 08
"Hard Rock Calling" Filmed In London’s Hyde Park To Be Broadcast On U.S., U.K. and Japanese Television.
Eric Clapton along with Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, The Police and others will be featured in the U.S. television premiere of "Hard Rock Calling" on VH1 Classic. The broadcast will feature select songs filmed over two days in June in London’s Hyde Park.
The first broadcast of the two hour show is scheduled for Friday 1 August at 9PM EST on VH1 Classic in the United States. It will also air in the U.S. on the high-definition music channel, MHD. Please check local broadcast schedules or Rock On TV for exact times.
The concert will premiere on VH1 in the U.K. on 8 August at 10:30PM and will repeat on 10 August at 7PM. Visit VH1 (U.K.) for additional broadcast times or consult local schedules.
Additionally, it will premiere on VH1 Networks in Japan on 28 August according to a press release issued by the Hard Rock Cafe. An exact broadcast time has not yet been announced. Consult local television schedules for exact time.
Eric Clapton and his band closed Day One of the "Hard Rock Calling" event on Saturday 28 June. Preceding him on stage that day were Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Robert Randolph & The Family Band and the Steve Boyce Band. Eric’s set included time honoured favorites like "Tell The Truth", "Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad" and "Layla" from his days with Derek & The Dominos, "Crossroads" from the Cream-era along with solo mega hits "Wonderful Tonight" and "Cocaine". Eric’s band featured Doyle Bramhall II (guitars / vocals), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Abe Laboriel Jr. (drums), Willie Weeks (bass), Sharon White (backing vocals) and Michelle John backing vocals).
For complete details including Eric’s entire set list on 28 June, check out the Tour Section of whereseric.com.
Eric Clapton … Live In Hyde Park (article previously published on whereseric.com on 28 June 2008)
Rock On TV – a guide to music performances on U.S. television