Concert Details

2 December 2006 – Eric Clapton & His Band


Venue: Saitama Super Arena

City: Saitama

Country: Japan

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



Show Notes:

On Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 4, U2 played at the Saitama Super Arena. They stayed in the same hotel EC does and they were seen in company with him. On Dec. 4th show, Eric, along with Herbie Hancock, Nathan East, architect Tadao Ando et al, showed up. Eric Clapton was at the final Saitama show on Monday and chatted with Edge and Larry before they went onstage. As the band was finishing Beautiful Day, Bono sang, "I have finally found a way to live In the Presence of the Lord — Eric Clapton!"

Special Guest(s):


Set List:

01. Tell The Truth
02. Key To The Highway
03. Got To Get Better In A Little While
04. Old Love
05. Motherless Children
06. Rambling On My Mind
07. Outside Woman Blues
08. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
09. Running On Faith
10. After Midnight
11. Little Queen Of Spades
12. Anyday
13. Wonderful Tonight
14. Layla
15. Cocaine
16. Crossroads (encore)

Fan Reviews:

Review by J. Walker
I and my wife were lucky enough to get two last minute tickets from the web and leg it over to Saitama at the weekend. We were not to be disappointed. Eric was mesmerising, and the band were cutting the air with razor sharp music. One of the best concerts I’ve been to in a long while. When Eric played ‘wonderful tonight’ I was moved, I have to say. There’s nothing like hearing a song done by the original artist and it’ll be a memory which both Emiko and I will hold onto for a long time. Layla was just mind blowing, and the acoustic set just confirmed in our minds what a great player Eric is. This was the second time I’ve seen Eric (first time was way back in Hyde Park, London, for some big day long concert with many other artists). He was great then, but this concert made me a convert to Eric’s guitar music and rich vocals. Very fine, indeed. Will be sure to catch him in concert again. Without a doubt!

Review by Yuichiro Ogawa
Eric Played just one night at Saitama Super Arena. Set list was same as 30th Nov, but concert was so wonderful. One audience shouted "Little WIng,please!", then Eric smiled and said "Next week!" We know Eric won’t play Little wing next week, but we were so lucky to see Eric’s beautiful smile. I love to hear that Solo of sit down set. Today, Eric played Rambling on my mind. Off course, Outside woman blues was fabulous, too. Eric will play more 4nights at Budokan. We’re so lookin’ forward to see him and his band play. Thank you Eric and your band!!

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