Blues-rock legend Eric Clapton is on tour and now is the time to get tickets for an upcoming Eric Clapton concert. Check out the schedule below for a tour date near you, buy your tickets, and then get ready to hear one of the greatest guitarists of all time.
|Current Tour:||2015 Performances|
|First Album (solo):||Eric Clapton (LP, 1970)|
At 18, Eric Clapton was recruited to join The Yardbirds with Keith Relf and Paul Samwell-Smith, where he stayed for eighteen months. With the Yardbirds, Clapton recorded his first albums, titled Five Live Yardbirds and Sonny Boy Williamson and The Yardbirds. After leaving the band in 1965, he joined up with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. The Bluesbreakers recorded the now classic Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton.
In 1966, Clapton left the group to form his own band, which he named Cream. Cream consisted of Clapton on guitar and vocals, Jack Bruce on bass and vocals, and Ginger Baker on drums. They produced a number of albums including Disraeli Gears, the U.S. chart topping Wheels of Fire, and hit songs like "Sunshine of Your Love." Cream lasted two years before breaking up. After the short-lived Blind Faith, Clapton formed Derek and the Dominoes. The band's greatest hit was the classic "Layla," in 1970, but despite the success the band dissolved soon after.
Due to the breakup of Derek and the Dominoes, the death of Jimi Hendrix, and other tragic events, Clapton sank into three years of drug addiction. He re-emerged in 1973 and began a solo career that has lasted for over forty years. Some of the most notable material from this period in Clapton's career includes 1974's chart-topping 461 Ocean Boulevard, the 1977 triple platinum ranking Slowhand, 1983's Money and Cigarettes, and 1994's From the Cradle. Popular songs from Clapton's solo repetoire include "Tears in Heaven," Wonderful Tonight," "After Midnight," and "Change The World."
Clapton has collaborated with numerous other artists, including The Beatles, Frank Zappa, Pete Townshend, Elton John, Jeff Beck and Bob Marley. In 2004, Clapton's created the Crossroads Festival, features artists personally selected by Clapton, in support of his Crossroads Centre drug treatment facility. Recently, Eric Clapton tours have often featured a co-headliner, and in 2010 Clapton toured with Beck and Steve Winwood.