Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck: Second Show Added At The O2
1 Oct 09
A second show by Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck has been announced for Sunday, 14 February 2010 at The O2, London. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday 2 October from 9AM from Bookings Direct online or via the 24 hr ticket hotline 0870 735 5000. There is no pre-sale for the second added concert. There is a maximum of 6 tickets per household. VIP Packages are available for both evenings. The duo had only planned a one-night-only performance but it quickly sold out and this second and final show has been added.
These special concert events take place almost exactly one year after the duos joint shows in Saitama, Japan. Clapton and Beck have said that no exact set list has been discussed for the February 2010 concerts, but they plan to each do their own respective sets followed by a joint set that is expected to be longer than in Japan. Eric added, “I’ve always considered Jeff Beck to be one of the finest guitar players around. He’s a friend, a great guy, and a truly gifted musician. We had such a fun time in Japan that it seemed natural to play together again.”
Related article: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck at The O2 London: 13 February 2010 (published previously on 23 Sept 2009)
JEFF BECK and ERIC CLAPTON
Only at The 02, London
SECOND SHOW ADDED
Sunday, February 14, 2010
(London, UK) – Due to overwhelming fan demand, and a sold-out first show, Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton announced today a second show at London’s 02 on Sunday, February 14, 2010. Tickets will go on-sale this Friday, October 2nd.
On the heels of a stunning collaboration in Tokyo, Japan last February and after much speculation, Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton announced earlier this month an eagerly anticipated collaboration at the 02 Arena London on February 13, 2010. The duo had only planned a one-night only performance which quickly sold out, and have this second and final show.
In what will be the must see shows of this decade Beck and Clapton will perform together and apart. The duo have shared the stage at Festivals and benefits previously, but the Japan shows at the Saitama Super Arena marked the first time they had shared the bill at a major arena. Both artists admitted to having a fantastic time on stage together and press gave rave reviews. The concerts were so spectacular for the musicians and fans alike, that the two decided to team up again at London’s prestigious 02 Arena.
Both Beck and Clapton have long and prestigious musical careers with countless honours and awards to their names. Beck has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice and Clapton is the only artist to be inducted three times. Their musical paths are linked together by the Yardbirds – a band that Clapton left in 1965 and his replacement, ironically, was Jeff Beck. Since those days, Beck and Clapton have remained friends, but have only performed together a few times over the years for an occasional song at a charity event. Now, more than 40 years after the Yardbirds disbanded, the two will join together on the same stage. The duo has said that no exact set list has been discussed but they plan to each do their own respective sets followed by a joint set that is expected to be longer than their first shows in Japan.
Jeff Beck’s recent release, Live at Ronnie Scotts DVD, has gone platinum in USA, Canada and Japan. Beck is currently recording his first studio album in five years in London with Trevor Horne and Steve Lipson producing. Eric Clapton’s recent release Crossroads Guitar Festival DVD has gone multi-platinum in the US. Clapton also just completed a sold-out North American tour with former Blind Faith band member Steve Winwood.
Ticket On-Sale Information
Tickets will go on-sale Friday, October 2. Tickets can be purchased via 24 hr ticket hotline 0870 735 5000 or www.bookingsdirect.com. (Maximum 6 tickets per household).