Eric Clapton: A Look Back At 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, take a moment to check out Eric Clapton’s year in music news:

18 Jan:  EC announces his 2019 Tokyo Residency
21 Jan: EC announces his 2019 Tokyo band line up
23 Mar: EC announces his UK / Europe 2019 band line up
28 Mar: EC announces the 2019 Crossroads Guitar Festival
8 Apr: EC’s iconic guitars featured in Play It Loud exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
13 Apr: EC starts his 2019 Tokyo Residency with John Mayer as special guest
22 Apr: EC announces 3 U.S. dates ahead of his Crossroads Guitar Festival
14 May: EC kicks off 3 night residency at the Royal Albert Hall with “Purple Rain” as the encore
5 Jun: EC plays in Berlin
6 Jun: 15th Anniversary of the first Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas
7 Jun: EC plays in Vienna
8 Jun: EC plays in Mannheim
11 Jun: EC closes the 42nd Dresden Music Festival with cellist Jan Vogler as special guest
24 Jun: 15th and 20th Anniversaries of EC’s two Christie’s Guitar Auctions
30 Jun: 20th Anniversary of Eric Clapton & Friends in Concert at Madison Square Garden
22 Aug: 2019 Crossroads Guitar Collection announced
29 Aug: Crash gives WE! a sneak peek at EC’s new “Crashocaster” guitar
30 Aug: EC guests on Sheryl Crow’s new album, Threads
11 Sep: EC plays San Francisco and Carlos Santana joins in on encore
13 Sep: EC plays Las Vegas
14 Sep: EC plays Phoenix
19 Sep: EC’s Crossroads Guitar Festival Night 1 in Dallas
20 Sep: EC’s Crossroads Guitaf Festival Night 2 in Dallas
2 Oct: EC announces 2020 European concerts
6 Dec: Crossroads Revisited 6-LP set released
31 Oct: EC posts a musical tribute to his friend, Ginger Baker, who passed away earlier in the month
22 Nov: EC’s iconic guitars featured in Play It Loud exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland
25 Nov: EC announces “A Tribute to Ginger Baker” Concert in February 2020
26 Nov: EC guests with Hawkwind in Guildford
2 Dec: Cream’s Goodbye Tour – Live 1968 announced for February 2020 release
2 Dec: EC announced as guest for Music for the Marsden Charity Concert in March 2020
3 Dec: EC performs at 2019 Fashion Awards at the Royal Albert Hall

All 2019 Shows & Set Lists can be found here.

Eric Clapton will be on the road in 2020 with his band. A month-long summer tour with concerts in 12 European Union cities plus 3 in Russia was announced in October.


Later in 2020, the WE! Team will begin a multi-month project to rebuild and expand the Eric Clapton photo gallery to make it more user-friendly, especially for mobile devices. The gallery is made up of fan’s photos of EC through the years plus memorabilia. If you have great shots of Eric that you took yourself, it’s not to early to send them to Here’s the stuff we’ll be hunting for in the coming months:
– Photos of Eric C and band members from the 60s / 70s / 80s / 90s
– In concert photos of Eric and his band from the 2000 to present (particular need for 2013 – 2019)
– Scans of Picture Sleeves for 45 rpm or 12″ singles
– Photos of EC’s Guitars & Amplifiers through the years (on-stage or on display in an auction or museum)
– Concert and Event Programme Covers*
– Scans or Photos of Adverts / Handbills for EC Tours and Albums*
– Photos or Scans of Promotional Items*
*Check the gallery first to see if we already have an image of the item you wish to send

IMPORTANT NOTE ON SENDING PHOTOS: File sizes smaller than 500kb do not reproduce well in the gallery; ideal file size is 1MB and above. Only send uncropped digital concert photos (original files) and / or high quality scans of old photos and paper ephemera to Photos must have been taken by you. Items of memorabilia look best when photographed on a plain background. Be sure to include your name so the photo or item can be credited.

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