Concert Details

4 December 2001 – Eric Clapton & His Band


Venue: Nippon Budokan

City: Tokyo

Country: Japan

Band Lineup:

Eric Clapton – guitar / vocals
Andy Fairweather Low – guitar / vocals
David Sancious – keyboards / guitar / vocals
Greg Phillinganes – keyboards
Nathan East – bass / vocals
Steve Gadd – drums



Show Notes:

Eric Clapton dedicated "Badge" in memory of George Harrison.

Special Guest(s):


Set List:

01. Key To The Highway
02. Reptile
03. Got You On My Mind
04. Tears In Heaven
05. Layla (Acoustic)
06. Bell Bottom Blues
07. Change The World
08. River Of Tears
09. Going Down Slow
10. She’s Gone
11. I Want A Little Girl
12. Badge
13. Hoochie Coochie Man
14. Five Long Years
15. Cocaine
16. Wonderful Tonight
17. Layla (Plugged In)
18. Sunshine Of Your Love (encore)
19. Somewhere Over The Rainbow (encore)

Fan Reviews:

Review by Tony Edser – Editor, Where’s Eric!

Despite worries that he might be "playing for time" with the lengthy Reptile world tour drawing to a close,Eric was on fire at the Budokan tonight.

Although the set-list was largely familiar to this reporter, he displayed a raw edge to his playing and an almost aggressive impatience to solo, even playing lead over the top of keyboard solos from Sancious and Phillinganes.

Something had clearly sparked him off and he was ad-libbing with lead and jazzy rhythm work, throwing heavy metal shapes and grimaces and jumping around like a man half his age.

On this the tenth anniversary of his Japanese tour with George Harrison, he dedicated "Badge" to the former Beatle and did not disappoint, poignantly prolonging the gap betweeen verse and chorus for further silent refelction.

The previous night`s show had left me wondering why I had travelled 6,000 miles to see it. Now I know.

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