Eric Clapton Launches 2011 Scandinavian Tour In Helsinki

On Monday 6 June, Eric Clapton and His Band launched a short Scandinavian Tour at Helsinki’s Hartwall Arena. The set list’s 16-songs included well-loved Clapton favorites and plenty of blues like Going Down Slow, Hoochie Coochie Man, Before You Accuse Me and Little Queen Of Spades. On the road with Eric are Willie Weeks (bass), Steve Gadd (drums), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Tim Carmon (keyboards), Michelle John (backing vocals), and Sharon White (backing vocals).

Support on opening night was Anssi Kela, one of Finland’s top recording stars. A singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, his 2001 debut album is 5-times multi-platinum in that country.

EC performs tonight, 8 June, at Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe followed by dates at Oslo’s Norwegian Wood Festival tomorrow and the Jyske-Bank Boxen in Herning, Denmark on 11 June, where the tour wraps. The final appearance on EC’s June schedule is a benefit concert with world-music star Pino Daniele on 24 June in Cava De’ Tirreni, Italy. Eric’s 2011 Tour then goes on hiatus until October, when the band heads to South America.

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Eric Clapton & His Band
6 June 2011 – Hartwall Arena, Helsinki

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

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