Concert Details

17 May 13 - Eric Clapton


Venue: Royal Albert Hall

City: South Kensington, London

Country: United Kingdom

Band Lineup:

Eric Clapton – guitar, vocals Doyle Bramhall II – guitar, backing vocals Greg Leisz – pedal steel guitar Chris Stainton – piano, keyboards Paul Carrack - organ, keyboards, vocals Willie Weeks – bass Steve Jordan – drums Michelle John – backing vocals Sharon White – backing vocals


Gary Clark, Jr.

Show Notes:

Opening night of Eric Clapton's 2013 Royal Albert Hall residency. Seven shows through 26 May.

Set List:

01. Hello Old Friend 02. My Fathers Eyes 03. Tell The Truth 04. Gotta Get Over 05. Black Cat Bone 06. Come Rain Or Come Shine (EC & Paul Carrack - vocals) 07. Badge 08. Driftin' Blues 09. Goodnight Irene 10. Layla 11. It Ain't Easy (Paul Carrack - vocals) 12. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out 13. Lay Down Sally 14. Wonderful Tonight 15. Blues Power 16. Love In Vain 17. Crossroads 18. Little Queen Of Spades 19. Cocaine 20. Sunshine Of Your Love 21. High Time We Went (EC & Paul Carrack - vocals)

Fan Reviews:

Review by Denise Blackwell
I have been a huge fan and follower of EC since I was 16. I’ve seen him so many times its hard to guess how many times, but last night was outstanding.  Eric was at ease in the Albert Hall and looked comfortable on stage. He was driven all the way by his band and by Doyle who blends so perfectly with Eric. The show was fantastic from the start but even better when Eric left his comfort zone to rock the house down by the end. At the encore of sunshine of your love, I honestly thought Peter Kay had stormed the stage in a second guest appearance stunt, sadly it only took seconds to work out that a fan? had got onto the stage and was tackled to the ground by security. Poor EC it used to be us girls jumping the stage for him now he has large demented men. Doyle and Eric stunned, recovered well and finished the encores fantastically!!! GREAT NIGHT, WORTH EVERY PENNY. Wish I was going to the closing night!!

Review by Norrie Fleming / Ardrossan, Scotland
Great to be at Eric Clapton’s opening night at the RAH, the crowd were really up for it and so were the band. You could see that they are a tight-knit group, who have improved with playing together during the previous USA tour and earlier UK gigs. I just love coming to the best venue ever to see Eric and hear his brilliant repertoire of songs and guitar playing. I’ve seen him many times over the years and this is probably one of his best bands I’ve enjoyed. Doyle Bramhall’s support and solos on guitar are superb and you can see Eric enjoys playing together with him. Willie Weeks and Steve Jordon are fantastic on the rhythm section and what can I say about Chris Stainton who has been a stalwart with Eric for many years now on keyboard. Good to see Paul Carrick for the first time, such a great voice and also Greg Leisz. The backing singers, Michelle and Sharon, were fantastic as always. Thanks again EC for another memorable night at the Royal Albert Hall.

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