28 Nov 16
> Two Nights at Madison Square Garden: March 19 & 20
> Two Nights at The Forum: March 25 & 26
> Gary Clark, Jr. and Jimmie Vaughan as Special Guests
> Ticket Pricing & On-Sale Details At Bottom Of Article
Celebrating A 50 Year Career, Music Icon Eric Clapton Announces 2017 North American Shows Presented By Chase
Celebrating his 70th birthday last year, Clapton wrote a heartfelt note in the program that began “I swear this is it, no more…..I know I’ve been threatening retirement for the last fifty years, but I didn’t think I’d ever really want to stop. I love what I do and always have done, but over the last few decades I’ve found what I was always really looking for, a loving family who love me just the way I am, which means I can relax and rest when I need to, and more and more I treasure the beauty of that….” The letter went on to say, “Hopefully, I might be able to remember and breathe some life into this old stuff…. in truth believe me, with these great guys to play with, I’ll be having the time of my life!”
Having said that, Eric Clapton announced today – 28 November 2016 – his only North American shows for 2017, a series of concert dates at two famed venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles’ Forum. The shows will be a celebration of 50 years in music and just as many decades performing at these two legendary venues. Legendary guitar players Gary Clark, Jr. and Jimmie Vaughan will be special guests at the shows.
This celebration of Eric Clapton’s iconic career is the latest initiative in a series of exclusive partnerships between Chase and Clapton that originated when Chase became the presenting sponsor in support of the 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival. More recently, Chase offered its customers an exclusive free iTunes download of Clapton’s newest album, “I Still Do”.
For the two shows in each city, Eric will be accompanied by his band members Walt Richmond, Steve Gadd, Nathan East, Chris Stainton, Sharon White and Michelle John.
Eric Clapton’s 2017 North American Concerts:
Sunday, March 19 New York Madison Square Garden
Monday, March 20 New York Madison Square Garden
Saturday, March 25 Los Angeles The Forum
Sunday, March 26 Los Angeles The Forum
Ticket On-Sale Information:
Tickets for the North American shows presented by Chase will be offered as an advance sale to Chase customers as follows:
Chase Private Client Presale
Start: Thu, 12/01/16 11:00 AM EST
End: Fri, 12/02/16 11:59 PM EST
Chase Preferred Customer Presale
Start: Thu, 12/01/16 12:00 PM EST
End: Fri, 12/02/16 11:59 PM EST
EC Access Fan Club Presale: Existing members of EC Access, the official Eric Clapton Fan Club, should log in to ecaccess.cc for their exclusive ticketing details and ticket limits. The fan club presale starts Thu, 12/01/16 12:00 PM EST and ends Fri, 12/02/16 11:59 PM EST.
General Public On-Sale will begin Saturday, December 3 at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Ticket Prices / Ticket Limits:
Madison Square Garden: Tickets are US $75.00 – US $500.00 plus fees.
The Forum: Tickets are US $59.50 – US $500.00 plus fees.
There is a six (6) ticket limit per person, per date for this event.
About Eric Clapton:
After his time with the Yardbirds in 1963, Clapton began a career as a professional musician that has seen numerous bands, an abundance of albums, countless worldwide sold out shows, an impressive array of accolades, unwavering critical acclaim and his consistent display of legendary guitar work. These concerts will mark his return to the stage after a limited global tour in 2014, his 70th birthday shows in 2015 at London’s Royal Albert Hall and New York’s Madison Square Garden, and a series of shows in 2016 at the Budokan in Tokyo. Additionally, Eric Clapton: Live In San Diego With Special Guest JJ Cale (filmed and recorded in 2007) was released globally on September 30th.
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