Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood Kick Off Budokan Residency

Bandmates in Blind Faith, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood reunited with three shows at Madison Square Garden (and captured on DVD) in February 2008. Since then, they have performed across the United States, Europe, the UK and now, Japan. On 2 December, the duo kicked off a 5 night residency at Tokyo’s famous Nippon Budokan which will conclude their Japan Tour. Fans have flown in from all over the world to attend these concerts. One checked in with Where’s Eric! moments after the first concert at the Budokan ended and writing, "Great first Tokyo night; very energetic. My favorites werePresence Of The Lord (great wah-wah!), a stomping Crossroads, Midland Maniac, That’s No Way To Get Along in the acoustic set, Gimme Some Lovin’and Voodoo Chile". 
Eric and Steve are accompanied by Chris Stainton (keyboards), Steve Gadd (drums), Willie Weeks (bass), Sharon White (backing vocals) and Michelle John (backing vocals). The remaining Tokyo dates take place on 3, 6, 7 and 10 December.
Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood Set List – 2 December 2011
Nippon Budokan, Tokyo (JP)
01. Had To Cry Today
02. Low Down
03. After Midnight
04. Presence Of The Lord
05. Glad
06. Well Allright
07. Hoochie Coochie Man
08. While You See A Chance
09. Key To The Highway
10. Midland Maniac
11. Crossroads
12. Georgia
13. Driftin’
14. That’s No Way To Get Along
15. Wonderful Tonight 
16. Can’t Find My Way Home
17. Gimme Some Lovin’
18. Voodoo Chile
19. Dear Mr. Fantasy (encore)
20. Cocaine (encore)
Band Lineup
Eric Clapton – guitar, vocals
Steve Winwood – hammond organ, piano, guitar, vocals
Chris Stainton – keyboards
Willie Weeks – bass
Steve Gadd – drums
Michelle John – backing vocals
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