19 Mar 22
Eric Clapton launched his 2022 concert schedule with a gig at the Al Dana Amphitheatre on Saturday, 19 March 2022. His band for this performance featured Chris Stainton, Nathan East, Sonny Emory, Doyle Bramhall II and Sharon White.
“Smile,” last performed at the Hammersmith Odeon on 5 December 1974, was the second song in the evening’s acoustic set. Eric dedicated it to Franky Brooker, the wife of his friend and fellow musician, Gary Brooker, who passed away in February. Jools Holland was a special guest for the encore, “Sunshine of Your Love.”
The complete set list was:
02. Key To The Highway
03. Old Love
04. I Shot The Sheriff
06. Smile (dedicated to Franky Brooker)
07. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
08. Tears In Heaven
11. Wondeful Tonight
13. Little Queen of Spades
15. Sunshine Of Your Love (with Jools Holland)
Eric’s next shows happen 7 and 8 May at London’s Royal Albert Hall and kick off his Spring 2022 European Tour. Click Here to check out all of EC’s upcoming shows.