As expected, Eric Clapton will follow his sold-out European tour with a North American run this fall, beginning Sept. 16 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.

As expected, Eric Clapton will follow his sold-out European tour with a North American run this fall, beginning Sept. 16 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.

Highlights of the 14-country sold-out European tour include a seven-night stand at London's Royal Albert Hall and a historic show in Moscow's Red Square.

Clapton's touring band consists of Doyle Bramhall II and Derek Trucks on guitars, Chris Stainton and Tim Carmon on keyboards, Willie Weeks on bass, Steve Jordan on drums, the Kick Horns: Simon Clarke, Roddy Lorimer, and Tim Sanders on brass, and backing vocals by Michelle John and Sharon White.

The Robert Cray Band will serve as the opening act for U.S. shows.

The last of the announced 20 dates is Oct. 23 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. More dates are expected to be announced.

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