24 May 17
Updated with The Where’s Eric! Review by Tony E.
Eric Clapton and His Band performed the second of three shows at the Royal Albert Hall on 24 May 2017. Fans are invited to send reviews to [email protected] for posting in the tour archive. The set list for night two was:
Key To The Highway
Hoochie Coochie Man
I Shot The Sheriff
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
Tears In Heaven
Little Queen Of Spades – with Doyle Bramhall II
Cocaine – with Doyle Bramhall II
High Time We Went (Encore) – with Doyle Bramhall II
Royal Albert Hall 2017 – The Where’s Eric! Review
With the images of Eric returning home from LA in a wheelchair, having cancelled 2 shows in March due to ill health, still fresh in the mind, we should be mighty grateful that he could make these RAH appearances at all. But here he is, thankfully, seemingly back to fitness, a little leaner perhaps and in good spirits,reprising much of the set list that has become staple “Eric at 70” fayre.
Soloing is a tad more economic these days but nobody has the tone and melody that Eric is able to extract from his guitar whilst his voice just keeps on getting stronger. Two of the oldest songs from his recording career, Badge and Crossroads, highlight this perfectly. There are plenty of opportunities for his A list band to take their turn in the spotlight too and the bonhomie among them all is plain to see.
Doyle Bramhall opened up the evening with a tight and talented 4 piece featuring several numbers from the excellent Rich Man album and also came out to add additional lead on the last 3 Eric songs.
The final show at the venue takes place tomorrow, 25 May. EC’s next concerts happen in September in New York City and Los Angeles. Get information about those shows or check out historical information about past concerts here.
Eric Clapton – guitar, vocals
Chris Stainton – piano, keyboards
Paul Carrack – organ, keyboards, vocals
Nathan East – bass
Steve Gadd – drums
Sharlotte Gibson – backing vocals
Sharon White – backing vocals
Doyle Bramhall II