Concert Details

13 Aug 01 - Eric Clapton

Location:

Venue: Thomas & Mack Center

City: Las Vegas

State/Province: NV

Country: United States

Band Lineup:

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

Support:

Doyle Bramhall II & Smokestack

Show Notes:

Eric dedicated "Bell Bottom Blues" to Maureen Reagan, who had died a few days previous at age 60. She was the daughter of former US President Ronald Reagan and his first wife, Jane Wyman.

Special Guest(s):

 

Set List:

01. Key To The Highway
02. Reptile
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
12. Badge
13. Hoochie Coochie Man
14. Stormy Monday
15. Cocaine
16. Wonderful Tonight
17. Layla
18. Will It Go Round In Circles *
19. Sunshine Of Your Love (encore)
20. Somewhere Over The Rainbow (encore)

Fan Reviews:

Reviewed By Justin Mike Hunt

This show was just incredible. I was very suprised to see that the show was not sold out. When DB2 & Smokestack started, it looked about 1/3 empty, and we were very suprised, but as Clapton started, most of the seats filled in. He started with some nice acoustic songs like Tears In Heaven. Then after 5 or 6 acoustic songs, out comes good ‘ole Fender Strat. One of the first electric songs they played was ‘My Fathers Eyes’ and it was amazing. The timing of Eric and the rest of the band was just outstanding. He played all of my favorite songs, and then when he played ‘Layla,’ the feeling you get when that riff comes out blaring is impossible to describe. The encore they played of "Will it go round in circles,’ ‘sunshine of your love,’ and ‘somewhere over the rainbow’ was phenomenal. During ‘circles’ at one point, billy preston stops playing and gets out onto the stage and starts dancing. It’s hard to believe that so recently he was so near death. At the very end, he (clapton) goes around the room just before he played ‘rainbow’ and introduces the band, ending up by introducing "Eric Clapton" with a big grin on his face. This was one of the moust outstanding concerts i have ever seen.

Reviewed By Toni DeSantis

Having been an Eric Clapton fan for over 20 years I was very disappointed with his Reptile Tour. There is no question that Eric Clapton is one of the greatest guitarist to ever come along but this show did not demonstrate his talents. Instead, he sold out to his pop audience, playing tunes they can hear on any top 40 radio station in the country. There were only two songs (Muddy Waters Hoochie Coochie Man and Albert King’s Stormy Monday) that brought back the old Clapton I once knew. Although I had no misconceptions as to what Eric Clapton has become, I thought he may rise above and return to his roots, playing the classic blues that had made him the icon he is (was). What I got was a concert of Paul Simon meets In-Sync with a few short riffs of classic guitar. For any fans who appreciate the classic Eric Clapton, I would suggest saving a few dollars and purchasing the 24 Nights CD.

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