4 May 15
No “spoiler alert” now as to the guests and set list for the second night of Eric Clapton’s 70th Birthday Celebration at Madison Square Garden. On Sunday, 3 May, John Mayer, Jimmie Vaughan, Derek Trucks and Doyle Bramhall II all stepped out to help Slowhand celebrate during the almost two-hour concert. After the gig, Where’s Eric! caught up with concert goers. They said some of their favorite performances of the night were Pretending with John Mayer, I Shot The Sheriff, Before You Accuse Me with Jimmie Vaughan, Crossroads and the main set’s closing number, Let It Rain, with guests Doyle Bramhall II and Derek Trucks.
Overall, it was a stronger show than Night One with lengthier and more energetic solos from the British blues legend. Cocaine was dropped from the set list, with Let It Rain becoming the main set’s closing song.
Andy Fairweather Low and The Low Riders opened.
The two Madison Square Garden concerts were Eric Clapton’s only North American concerts for 2015. He and his band now head back to England where they kick off a 7 date residency at Royal Albert Hall on 14 May.
Fans who helped Eric celebrate on Night Two in New York City are invited to send in their show reviews and best photographs to [email protected]. They’ll become part of the permanent archive for this concert.
ERIC CLAPTON & HIS BAND – 3 MAY 2015 SET LIST
01. SOMEBODY KNOCKING
02. KEY TO THE HIGHWAY
03. PRETENDING – with John Mayer
04. HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN
05. YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL – Paul Carrack (vocals)
06. CAN’T FIND MY WAY HOME – Nathan East (vocals)
07. I SHOT THE SHERIFF
09. NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT
10. TEARS IN HEAVEN
12. BEFORE YOU ACCUSE ME – With Jimmie Vaughan
13. WONDERFUL TONIGHT
15. LITTLE QUEEN OF SPADES
16. LET IT RAIN – with Derek Trucks and Doyle Bramhall II
17, HIGH TIME WE WENT (ENCORE) – Paul Carrack (vocals), with all guests
Eric Clapton – guitar, vocals
Chris Stainton – piano, keyboards
Paul Carrack – organ, keyboards, vocals
Nathan East – bass
Steve Gadd – drums
Michelle John – backing vocals
Sharon White – backing vocals
John Mayer – guitar
Jimmie Vaughan – guitar
Doyle Bramhall II – guitar
Derek Trucks – guitar
Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders