Eric Clapton Launched 2024 Tour In Newcastle

Eric Clapton launched his 2024 concerts on May 9 at the Utilita Arena in Newcastle, England. It was his first show in the city in 20 years.

The next show happens on Saturday night, May 11, in Liverpool followed by gigs in Birmingham, Dublin and Manchester before a four-night run at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Dates in Europe, South and North America run through October.

Eric’s band is Nathan East (bass / vocals), Doyle Bramhall II (guitar / vocals), Sonny Emory (drums), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Tim Carmon (Hammond / keyboards), Sharon White (backing vocals) and Katie Kissoon (backing vocals).

Eric’s set began promptly at 21:00.

Eric Clapton Set List / May 9 2024 / Newcastle, England
01. Blue Dust*
02. Key To They Highway
03. Hoochie Coochie Man
04. Presence of the Lord
05. White Room
06. Prayer Of A Child
07. Kind Hearted Woman
08. Back Home
09. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
10. Tears In Heaven (with “Somewhere” Introduction)**
11. Gotta Get Better In A LIttle While
12. You Were There
13. Crossroads
14. Little Queen Of Spades
15. Cocaine
16. Sunshine Of Your Love (Encore)

*A variation on “Blue Rainbow” per those in attendance

** “Somewhere” from the musical, “West Side Story”

Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders are Eric’s special guests in the UK and Ireland. Their set list in Newcastle was:
01. (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice
02. Pipeline
03. Spider Jiving
04. Dark Of The Midnight
05. La Booga Rooga
06. Dream A Little Dream
07. TV Mama
08. Looking Good
09. Golden Bells
10. Got Me A Party
11. Wide-Eyed And Legless

For tickets to all 2024 concerts, visit Eric Clapton’s official website at

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