14 May 09
Eric Clapton & His Band continued their spring tour with a concert at the Liverpool Echo Arena on 13 May 2009. The venue is located on the banks of the River Mersey.
An early report from the venue indicates a shortened set list of only 16 songs. Despite that there was one big surprise – "Layla" was performed "unplugged style" in the middle of the concert. One long-time fan told Where’s Eric! that it was not a strong performance by EC and the highlight of the night was Andy Fairweather Low’s solo in "Cocaine."
For those not familiar with "Not Dark Yet", it is a cover of a Bob Dylan song. "Anytime For You" was popularized in the 1940s by Big Maceo Merriweather.
In a nod to one of the city’s most famous native sons, The Arc Angels performed Paul McCartney’s "Too Many People" during their opening set.
Eric Clapton & His Band / 13 May 2009 Setlist
01. Going Down Slow
02. Anything For Your Love
03. Key To The Highway
04. Old Love
05. I Shot The Sheriff
06. Layla (acoustic)
07. Lay Down Sally
08. Not Dark Yet
09. Anytime For You
10. Somewhere Over The Rainbow
12. Little Queen of Spades
13. Before You Accuse Me
14. Wonderful Tonight
16. Crossroads (encore)
Eric and his band now move on to Manchester, England for a concert on 14 May. Check out the set lists and read fan reviews in the Tour Section of whereseric.com.
The Arc Angels will open at all gigs in England. Plus, the the Arc Angels will be headlining their own club gig on 30 May at Bush Hall in London.
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