Clapton / Winwood Tour Rocks Las Vegas!

Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood shared the stage Saturday night (27 June 2009) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Their 14-date U.S. tour is in its final stages, with only two shows remaining in California (29 June in Oakland and 30 June at the Hollywood Bowl).

The set list deviated slightly from the previous concert in Glendale, Arizona on 26 June. Steve Winwood continues to tweak "his" songs; "Low Spark of High Heeled Boys" was back as Steve’s solo number and "There’s A River" was performed for the third night in a row.

One fan emailed Where’s Eric! from their iPhone, "Clapton and Winwood were great in Vegas. But no one is saying enough about the band. The back-up vocalists are superb, what a set of pipes those beautiful ladies have. Abe Laboriel Jr? BEST drummer EC has had on the road with him in decades. Add legendary sidemen like Chris Stainton and Willie Weeks and you have a recipe for perfection!" Another quick email after the show said, "EC and Stevie Winwood are in their prime – age is a number. Best songs were Low Spark, Tough Luck – killer solo by EC, Voodoo Chile and Dear Mr. Fantasy. Can’t believe I heard the entire first side of Blind Faith LIVE! Coolness." And the succinct, "After the show, I wanted to spray paint Clapton is God on the wall of the MGM Grand."

Clapton / Winwood Set List – 27 June 2009
MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas, NV

01. Had To Cry Today
02. Low Down
03. After Midnight
04. Presence of The Lord
05. Sleeping in the Ground
06. Glad
07. Well Alright
08. Tough Luck Blues
09. Pearly Queen
10. There’s A River
11. Forever Man
12. Low Spark of High Heeled Boys – SW solo
13. Driftin’ – acoustic
14. How Long Blues
15. Layla – acoustic version
16. Can’t Find My Way Home
17. Split Decision
18. Voodoo Chile

19. Cocaine
20. Dear Mr. Fantasy

Band Lineup:
Eric Clapton – guitar, vocals
Steve Winwood – vocals, Hammond B3, piano, guitar
Chris Stainton – keyboards
Willie Weeks – bass
Abe Laboriel, Jr. – drums
Michelle John – backing vocals
Sharon White – backing vocals

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