Venue: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre
Country: United Arab Emirates
Eric Clapton – guitar, vocals
Chris Stainton – piano, keyboards
Paul Carrack – organ, keyboards
Nathan East – bass
Steve Gadd – drums
Michelle John – backing vocals
Sharon White – backing vocals
This was Eric Clapton’s first concert in Dubai.
02. Key To They Highway
03. Tell The Truth
04. Hoochie Coochie Man
05. Honest Man
06. Wonderful Tonight
07. I Shot The Sheriff
09. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
10. Alabama Woman
12. Tears In Heaven
13. How Long (Paul Carrack / Vocals)
14. Before You Accuse Me
15. Little Queen Of Spades
17. High Time We Went (Encore – Paul Carrack / Vocals)
Review by Bobby Lawrence
I went all the way from Vizag, an East Coast Indian city to Dubai to witness history, to see my God of Guitars, to make my dream come true.On the dot, by 9.00 p.m., my idol walked in from then on I was in heaven. Started with Pretending and then the whole arena was dumbstruck to see this great man play. Though I was watching the concert, I was praying through out for EC to visit India, where there is huge fan following.
Through out the show I could see the divine grace in EC. As usual he did not speak too much, and the crowd too was matured, Hoochie Coochie Man … wow … it still had the old power packed in it. The unplugged version of Layla the creme of the show. I personally was looking out for Sweet Home Chicago, but wasnt lucky enough. Missed Cocaine too.
The band line impressive and it was an added blessing to see Nathan East too. God bless EC.