27 Nov 08
Eric Clapton will be heading to Japan in February 2009 for a series of shows. The first takes place on 12 February at Osaka Castle Hall; it is also the first of two concerts in that city. Eric and his band will then head to Tokyo for a number of dates at the famous Budokan. The legendary guitarist last toured Japan in late 2006.
Tickets for the Budokan concerts will commemorate EC’s past tours of Japan through historical images printed on the tickets. They can be viewed on the promoter’s website (website is in Japanese).
Eric Clapton & His Band: Japan Tour 2009
12 February / Osaka Castle Hall, Osaka – doors open 18:00 – 19:00 start
13 February / Osaka Castle Hall, Osaka – doors open 18:00 – 19:00 start
15 February / Budokan, Tokyo – doors open 16:00 – 17:00 start
18 February / Budokan, Tokyo – doors open 18:00 – 19:00 start
19 February / Budokan, Tokyo – doors open 18:00 – 19:00 start
24 February / Budokan, Tokyo – doors open 18:00 – 19:00 start
25 February / Budokan, Tokyo – doors open 18:00 – 19:00 start
27 February / Budokan, Tokyo – doors open 18:00 – 19:00 start
Tickets are 11,000 Yen / 9,000 Yen / 4,000 Yen
Tickets go on sale to the general public on 29 November 2008
OSAKA – Telephone sales from 06 6341 4506
TOKYO – Telephone sales from 03 3402 5999
Internet sales: UDO Artists Japan / Eric Clapton Page (Website is in Japanese)
All information is subject to change. Concerts are sometimes not listed on official ticket-seller, promoter, or venue websites until 24 hours before the sale is scheduled to begin. Where’s Eric! recommends that fans check local newspapers and other media outlets for additional information.
UDO Artists Japan – general information (website is in Japanese)
UDO Artists Japan – Eric Clapton Page (website is in Japanese) – it shows that this tour will have special commemorative tickets highlighting EC’s past Japan Tours since 1974 with historical photographs. It also has internet ticket purchase information and pricing.
Where’s Eric! is an independent group run by fans, for fans based in England. Where’s Eric! will only publish concert dates that have been fully confirmed by an official source.
This article was originally published on whereseric.com on 10 November 2008 and has been updated as additional on sale information became available.
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