Eric Clapton has unveiled the itinerary for the first leg of his North American tour, set to kick off May 10 in Dallas and close with a June 21-22 stand at New York's Madison Square Garden. The tour c

Eric Clapton has unveiled the itinerary for the first leg of his North American tour, set to kick off May 10 in Dallas and close with a June 21-22 stand at New York's Madison Square Garden. The tour comes in support of Clapton's new Reprise album "Reptile," which is due tomorrow (March 13) in North America. Released a week ago in the U.K., the album debuted at No. 7 there yesterday.

Clapton's live band consists of guitarist Andy Fairweather Low, bassist Nathan East, keyboardist David Sancious, drummer Steve Gadd, and percussionist Paulinho Da Costa. Blues guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, who guests on "Reptile," will open all North American dates.

Clapton is currently on tour in Europe and will hit Paris on March 20. That portion of the trek concludes April 10 in Moscow.

Here are Eric Clapton's tour dates:
May 10: Dallas (Reunion Arena)
May 12: San Antonio, Texas (Alamodome)
May 14: Houston (Compaq Center)
May 15: New Orleans (New Orleans Arena)
May 18: Sunrise, Fla. (National Car Rental Center)
May 19: Tampa, Fla. (Ice Palace)
May 21: Atlanta (Philips Arena)
May 22: Memphis (Pyramid)
May 24: Nashville (Nashville Arena)
May 25: Charlotte, N.C. (Charlotte Coliseum)
May 27: Washington, D.C. (MCI Center)
May 30: State College, Pa. (Bryce Jordan Center)
June 1: Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)
June 2: Indianapolis (Conseco Fieldhouse)
June 4: Cleveland (Gund Arena)
June 6: Detroit (Palace Of Auburn Hills)
June 9: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
June 11-12: Boston (Fleet Center)
June 15: Buffalo, N.Y. (HSBC Arena)
June 16: Albany, N.Y. (Pepsi Arena)
June 17: Philadelphia (First Union Center)
June 21-22: New York (Madison Square Garden)