Concert Details

23 July 2006 – Eric Clapton & His Band


Venue: SAP Arena

City: Mannheim

Country: Germany

Band Lineup:

Eric Clapton – guitar / vocals
Doyle Bramhall II – guitar / vocals
Derek Trucks – guitar
Chris Stainton – keyboards
Tim Carmon – keyboards
Willie Weeks – bass
Steve Jordan – drums
Michelle John – backing vocals
Sharon White – backing vocals
The Kick Horns (Simon Clarke – baritone saxophone, Roddy Lorimer – trumpet, Tim Sanders – tenor saxophone)


Robert Cray Band

Show Notes:


Special Guest(s):

Robert Cray – guitar / vocals*

Set List:

01. Pretending
02. I Shot The Sheriff
03. Got To Get Better In A Little While
04. Old Love*
05. Everybody Oughta Make A Change
06. Motherless Children
07. Back Home
08. I Am Yours
09. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
10. Running On Faith
11. After Midnight
12. Little Queen Of Spades
13. Further On Up The Road
14. Wonderful Tonight
15. Layla
16. Cocaine
17. Crossroads (encore)*

Fan Reviews:

Review by Klaus Rimbach, Darmstadt
Same (new) setlist as in Munich. Same dissapointment as reported from Munich, parts of the concert much to loud… Especially "I Shot The Sheriff", "Got To Get Better In A Little While" and "After Midnight". The Kick Horns 95% of the concert could not to be identified in a wall of "sound" – there were too many musicians!

Highlights the few blues tunes Old Love, Little Queen of Spades and parts of the sit down set. And I missed some more Robert Johnson tunes!

Review by Aaron Eastman – Ulmet Germany
OK, it WAS a loud concert. My wife thought it too loud; but I was thrilled from beginning to end. I’ve been a EC fan since 1969 and this show really took me back in time. Hearing "Layla" live was the highlight of my evening! His set list included most of my favorites and I must say I have NEVER heard a better version of "I shot the Sherriff". The transition from "Layla" to "Cocaine" was super… and closing with Robert Cray and "Crossroads" was super.

I thought this a much better concert than the one in ’98 (which I also loved) because it was so full of energy and fun. EC and the band looked like they were enjoying themselves!!!!  Special note about Derek Trucks… one hellava guitar player… played off of EC like a master… and he is only26. Looking forward to the next World Tour!

Review by Patrick, Luxembourg
Support act was the Robert Cray band. Really good band. Outstanding performance by Clapton & his band. Great setlist. Pretty awesome: the long solo parts played by Clapton, his musicians and Robert Cray who joined them on stage for 2 songs.
Negative point: many people complained a bit about the sound, which was toooo loud. So at some points you did not even hear the backing vocals or The Kick Horns.

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