Concert Details

2 December 2011 – Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood


Venue: Nippon Budokan

City: Tokyo

Country: Japan

Band Lineup:

Eric Clapton – guitar, vocals
Steve Winwood – hammond organ, piano, guitar, vocals
Chris Stainton – keyboards
Willie Weeks – bass
Steve Gadd – drums
Michelle John – backing vocals
Sharon White – backing vocals 



Show Notes:

First concert of a five night residency at Tokyo’s Nippon Budokan.

Set List:

 01. Had To Cry Today
02. Low Down
03. After Midnight
04. Presence Of The Lord
05. Glad
06. Well Allright
07. Hoochie Coochie Man
08. While You See A Chance
09. Key To The Highway
10. Midland Maniac
11. Crossroads
12. Georgia
13. Driftin’
14. That’s No Way To Get Along
15. Wonderful Tonight 
16. Can’t Find My Way Home
17. Gimme Some Lovin’
18. Voodoo Chile
19. Dear Mr. Fantasy (encore)
20. Cocaine (encore)

Fan Reviews:

Review by Tsuzuki Hiroyuki

Though it was very cold tonight in Tokyo, the Budokan was on fire hotter than ever. Not few people have stood from the beginning of the gig. After this five-show marathon, Eric will have achieved 199tth live performance in Japan since 1974. Sadly, the memorable 200th show won’t take place on 2011 Japan tour. Needless to say, Budokan is the venue where Eric has performed most frequently in Japan. Eric himself calls Budokan “second home “. I can also feel relaxed here, because this is the nearest venue to my house.

One of the highlights of the show was “Voodoo Chile“, Eric displaying a dynamic guitar solo. I’m wondering if he should play “Old Love“ or “Double Trouble“. It could be more emotional and outstanding playing. In my opinion, the collaboration of Eric and Steve Winwood should have been restricted to 2 or 3 gigs on this tour. The audience, in this case, will be satisfied with each solo concert, most excited with their joint shows. 

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