Concert Details

13 November 2013 – Eric Clapton & His Band


Venue: Event Halle, Messe Basel

City: Basel

Country: Switzerland

Band Lineup:

Eric Clapton – Guitar / Vocals
Andy Fairweather Low – Guitar / Vocals
Chris Stainton – Keyboards
Paul Carrack – Keyboards / Vocals
Dave Bronze – Bass
Henry Spinetti – Drums
Michelle John – Backing Vocals
Sharon White – Backing Vocals


Caroline Chevin

Show Notes:

First of two shows. Eric Clapton headlines the final two evenings of the annual indoor music festival, Baloise Session.

Five songs at this concert were written by JJ Cale and performed as a tribute: “Don’t Go To Strangers,” “Since You Said Goodbye,” After Midnight,” “Call Me The Breeze,” and “Cocaine.” “After Midnight,” rarely featured in a set list, was performed in the style of JJ Cale, rather than the way it was recorded in the studio by Eric (1970 and 1987). 

The guitars, amps and pedals used by EC were: 
Fender Eric Clapton Masterbuilt Stratocaster Black
Fender Eric Clapton Masterbuilt Stratocaster Pewter
Martin OM-ECHF Navy Blues
Fender Bassman (4×10)
Leslie Speaker
Dunlop Crybaby Classic GCB95
Box to switch from the amp to the Leslie or to select both

Set List:

01. Don’t Go To Strangers
02. Knock On Wood
03. Key To The Highway
04. Hoochie Coochie Man
05. Got My Mojo Working
06. Since You Said Goodbye
07. After Midnight
08. Call Me The Breeze
09. Gin House
10. How Long (Paul Carrack – vocals)
11. Driftin’
12. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
13. Goodnight Irene
14. Layla
15. Pretending
16. Wonderful Tonight
17. Crossroads
18. Little Queen Of Spades
19. Cocaine
20. High Time We Went (Paul Carrack – vocals)

Fan Reviews:

Review by Kornel Ringli
I have just returned from tonight’s show in Basel. It was my 18th EC gig and definitely one that stands out. The venue was small (1500 people), almost like a club. Crisp sound. And I was very close to the stage. The setlist was quite surprising and contained many JJ Cale songs. Key To The Highway, Since You Said Goodbye, After Midnight (new version) and Pretending were my favorites.

Review by Heidi Widmer
What a fantastic show! Thoroughly enjoyed it. Several songs were in memory of JJ Cale and After Midnight was therefore rendered as JJ Cale used to play it. So emotional.

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