Legendary guitarist Eric Clapton has announced a 2013 headlining U.S. tour with special guests, The Wallflowers. A list of dates and venues can be found below.
The tour will commence at the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona on March 14 and make its way across more than a dozen cities before culminating at the fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
A brainchild of Clapton’s, The Crossroads Guitar Festival is a massive two-day event that has become known worldwide for hosting performances and impromptu collaborations from the world’s most legendary guitar players.
Next year’s event will include performances by the Allman Brothers Band, BB King, Brad Paisley, Eric Clapton, Gary Clark Jr., Jeff Beck John Mayer, Keith Urban, Vince Gill and many more.
Clapton previously commented on the festival: “The Crossroads Festival is the realization of a dream for me, to gather a group of amazingly talented musicians to perform on one stage…The Crossroads performers are all musicians I admire and respect.”
All profits from the festival will benefit The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, which is a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton for chemically dependent persons.
Clapton’s accompanying backing band for the 2013 U.S. dates will consist of long-time touring partners: Doyle Bramhall II (guitar), Steve Jordan (drums), Chris Stainton (piano and keyboards), and Willie Weeks (bass), along with newcomers Paul Carrack (organ and keyboards) and Greg Leisz (pedal steel guitar). Michelle John and Sharon White will join the touring band again as backing vocalists.
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Eric Clapton 2013 US tour dates:
Thursday, March 14 – Phoenix, AZ – U.S. Airways Center
Saturday, March 16 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Sunday, March 17 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
Tuesday, March 19 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Wednesday, March 20 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
Friday, March 22 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Saturday, March 23 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Arena
Tuesday, March 26 – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Wednesday, March 27 – Atlanta, GA – Gwinnett Arena
Friday, March 29 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Live
Saturday, March 30 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Live
Tuesday, April 2 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
Wednesday, April 3 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
Friday, April 5 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Saturday, April 6 – Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center
Friday, April 12 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Saturday, April 13 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden