Hot ‘Lanta: Eric Clapton At Gwinnett Arena

Another night, another blockbuster show. It’s been the hallmark for Eric Clapton’s “Fifty Years Further On Up The Road” tour. Fans are crediting the addition of several key players – Doyle Bramhall II, Paul Carrack, Steve Jordan, Greg Leisz – to complement long-time bandmembers Chris Stainton, Willie Weeks and the “glorious girls” Michelle John and Sharon White (Turn it up to 11? They turn it up to 15 this tour!) and a rejuvenated set list. So, the gig at Atlanta’s Gwinnett Arena on 27 March was no exception. 

Here’s the first report in to Where’s Eric! from Douglas Davies: “It’s almost EC’s 68th birthday but we got the gift tonight…a phenomenally well integrated band of highly gifted musicians that floored the packed crowd at the Gwinett Arena, just NE of Atlanta. His recent Rolling Stone interview threatens an end of the touring at 70 so do not miss him…age has only made his playing richer and deeper. Everyone giving deeply inspired playing. Eric simply brilliant on the acoustic and the electric stuff, Doyle’s excellent slide playing, the back-up singers just right. Steve standing up and attacking the drums with some of the best playing I’ve ever experienced during the phenomenal encore of Sunshine of Your Love, Paul Carrack treating the crowd with his nightly 3 numbers, Chris Stainton wowing the crowd during a couple of solos plus Greg’s skillful work on several lap steel guitars, dobro and mandolin.”

After a day off, the band has back to back shows on 29 and 30 March at Seminole Hard Rock LIve in Hollywood, Florida before they start heading north. If you’re going to one of the upcoming shows, participate in the Where’s Eric! Tour Archive Project by sending the set list, your review and / or photos to After all, WE! couldn’t do it without you! Want to check out the details from previous shows on this tour? Visit the Eric Clapton Tour Archive.

Eric Clapton Set List – 27 March 2013
Atlanta, Georgia

01. Hello Old Friend
02. My Father’s Eyes
03. Tell the Truth
04.  Gotta Get Over
05.  Black Cat Bone
06. Gotta Get Better In A Little While
07. Tempted
08. Badge
09. Driftin’
10. Lay Down Sally
11. Tears In Heaven
12. Layla
13. Wonderful Tonight
14. How Long
15. Stones in my Passway
16. Love In Vain
17 Crossroads
18 Little Queen Of Spades
19. Cocaine
20. Sunshine Of Your Love
21. High Time We Went

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