Venue: Kemper Arena
City: Kansas City
Country: United States
Eric Clapton – guitar / vocals
Andy Fairweather Low – guitar / vocals
Billy Preston – hammond organ / vocals *
David Sancious – keyboards / guitar / vocals
Nathan East – bass / vocals
Steve Gadd – drums
Doyle Bramhall II & Smokestack
01. Key To The Highway
03. Got You On My Mind
04. Tears In Heaven
05. Bell Bottom Blues
06. Change The World
07. My Father’s Eyes
08. River Of Tears
09. Going Down Slow
10. She’s Gone
11. I Want A Little Girl
13. Hoochie Coochie Man
14. Five Long Years
16. Wonderful Tonight
18. Will It Go Round In Circles *
19. Sunshine Of Your Love (encore)
20. Somewhere Over The Rainbow (encore)
Review by Cathy Kreisel
The thing that makes this show so outstanding, besides Mr. Eric Clapton, has to be the band. These men know music, at times Eric would fade off into the background while the guys took over and then you would remember that it was his tour and he would appear.
The acoustic set was classic Clapton. I loved how Eric just came out with no introduction, waved, sat down and got to business. I agree with one recent review concerning nailing Eric’s foot to the floor. Me and my friends always look for this leg movement, him throwing his head back and closing his eyes. This is always a big highlight for us girls.
"River of Tears" was a big moment, he always sings his heart out on this number. However, the best set of the show has to be the Blues Set. You just can’t beat "Hoochie, Coohie Man" or "Five Long Years". Lord, Have Mercy.
Stage design was fantastic, I don’t think there was a bad seat in the house. Another interesting feature was the set design. It looked like squares of opened umbrellas attached in rows behind the band. The lights would reflect from the surface and create a refreshing effect.
The Kansas City show pretty much followed the previous set-lists from the beginning of this world wide tour, with one exception. Probably the greatest surprise came after the call back encore. Billy Preston and the boys did his "Will It Go Around In Circles" with Eric throwing in solos, and Billy getting up and dancing in front of the organ!!! That brought the house down.
This was my lucky number 7th time in seeing Mr. Eric Clapton in a spand of 23 years, and I finally got a center row seat down on the floor on the 15th row….Life is good.