On the heels of its early May reunion run at London’s Royal Albert Hall, legendary power trio Cream may be crossing the Atlantic for another round of shows this fall. Sources say dates are being “unofficially” held for three concerts at Madison Square Garden in October.
Guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton, drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce regrouped for the first time since their 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a May 2-6 stand at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The shows grossed more than $3.6 million, according to Billboard Boxscore.
“Live, Cream was a great, hardworking band — Eric was supreme and Ginger the most musical drummer alive — and those original live albums were very good, probably the best records of their kind up to that point,” Bruce told Billboard in 1997, prior to the release of the boxed set “Those Were the Days.”
Neither Madison Square Garden nor Clapton’s agent would confirm that the dates were being held.
As previously reported, Clapton’s next studio album, “Back Home,” is due Aug. 30 via Reprise/Duck. The set features guest appearances from John Mayer, Steve Winwood, Robert Randolph and Simon Climie.