Clapton Sets World Tour Plans
Although Eric Clapton has said he's through with extensive world touring, the legendary guitarist has lined up a slew of upcoming international dates. Clapton will spend a month touring Japan beginninAlthough Eric Clapton has said he's through with extensive world touring, the legendary guitarist has lined up a slew of upcoming international dates. Clapton will spend a month touring Japan beginning Nov. 15 in Hiroshima and wrapping Dec. 13 with the second of two four-night stands at Tokyo's Budokan Hall.
The guitarist will hit the road again in the spring, beginning a month-long European tour April 9 in Antwerp, Belgium. The run ends May 11 after a six-show run at London's Royal Albert Hall. It is unknown if the artist is planning any dates in North America.
Clapton has not released a studio album since 2001's "Reptile." But he can be heard throughout the upcoming "Concert for George," due Nov. 18 from Warner Strategic Marketing. The show was taped last November as a tribute to late Beatles guitarist George Harrison.
Clapton also teams with soul vocalist Solomon Burke for a rendition of "Message to My Son," which is included on bandleader Jools Holland's upcoming album "Small World Big Band Vol. 3." That album is due Nov. 17 internationally via Radar.
Here are Eric Clapton's tour dates:
Nov. 15: Hiroshima, Japan (Green Arena)
Nov. 17, 19-20: Osaka, Japan (Osaka-Jo Hall)
Nov. 24: Saitama, Japan (Saitama Super Arena)
Nov. 26-27: Yokohama, Japan (Yokohama Arena)
Nov. 29-30, Dec. 2-3: Tokyo (Budokan Hall)
Dec. 5: Sendai, Japan (Grande 21)
Dec. 7: Sapporo, Japan (Sapporo Dome)
Dec. 9-10, 12-13: Tokyo (Budokan Hall)
April 9: Antwerp, Belgium (Sportpaleis Antwerpen)
April 11-12: Rotterdam, Holland (Ahoy)
April 23: Dublin (the Point)
April 24: Belfast (Odyssey Arena)
April 26: Glasgow (SECC)
April 27: Newcastle, England (Telewest Arena)
April 29: Manchester, England (Evening News Arena)
April 30: Birmingham, England (NEC Arena)
May 2: Sheffield, England (Hallam FM Arena)
May 4-5, 7-8, 10-11: London (Royal Albert Hall)