Eric Clapton Concert News: Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo

Eric Clapton and His Band performed in Sao Paulo for 45,000 on 12 October at Morumbi Stadium, ten years after his last performance in the city (11 October 2001). Taking the stage at 9PM, he dedicated the show to the Formula 1 driver, Felipe Massa, who races for Scuderia Ferrari. During the concert, Eric used two different Stratocasters – the "Port Authorithy of New York – New Jersey Stratocaster" (one of three guitars created by the Fender custom shop to commemorate the events and heros of 9/11 at the World Trade Center) and a Daphne Blue Eric Clapton Signature Model.

One fan told Where’s Eric, "It was amazing! I’ve never seen nothing like this before. The setlist was wonderful. He is a genious!" Another said, "Eric Clapton and His Band were impeccable with great solos and vocals. Congratulations for whole member of the band! I really appreciate all off you. Gary Clark Jr. joined the for the encore when everybody there could see a real duel of giants performed between two great guitarists of different generations." The stand outs were "Old Love," (with a particularly long and inspired solo), "Layla," and "Cocaine" according to those who were there.

Two concerts remain on EC’s South American Tour Calendar: Buenos Aires (14 October) and Santiago (16 October). EC returns to the road in November for a series of dates with Steve Winwood.

Gary Clark, Jr. opened for EC in Sao Paulo. He now heads back home to the US where he has a gig at NYC’s Highline Ballroom on the 18th. Gary then heads to across the Atlantic for three dates: London’s Bush Hall on 26 October, the Prinzenbar in Hamburg on the 27th and the famed Paradiso in Amsterdam on the 28th. To learn more about Gary and his music, visit his official website,

Eric Clapton & His Band: Set List – 12 October 2011
Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo (BR)

01. Key To The Highway
02. Tell The Truth
03. Hoochie Coochie Man
04. Old Love
05. Tearing Us Apart
06. Driftin’
07. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
08. Lay Down Sally
09. When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful
10. Layla
11. Badge
12. Wonderful Tonight
13. Before You Accuse Me
14. Little Queen Of Spades
15. Cocaine
16. Crossroads (encore)

Band Lineup – 2011 South American Tour
Eric Clapton – guitar, vocals
Chris Stainton – keyboards
Tim Carmon – keyboards 
Willie Weeks – bass
Steve Gadd – drums
Michelle John – backing vocals 
Sharon White – backing vocals

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