Eric Clapton announces London residency
21 Oct 2014
Eric Clapton has revealed he will play a run of shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall during May 2015 in celebration of his 70th birthday.
The singer-songwriter and guitarist will perform four shows at the iconic venue from Thursday 14 May through to Monday 18 May. The shows are in celebration of Clapton’s 70th birthday on 30 March.
He will be joined by his band members Paul Carrack, Michelle John, Chris Stainton, Sharon White, Nathan East and Steve Gadd.
On top of this, Clapton’s Royal Albert Hall concert series celebrates 50 years since the very first time he played at the venue with his band the Yardbirds. The gig, which took place on 7 December 1964, was for BBC Two’s Top Beat Show.
Throughout the years Clapton has been no stranger to the Royal Albert Hall performing at the venue a staggering 197 times. Out of these concerts he’s headlined the event 171 times.
Eric Clapton started his musical career with the Yardbirds and went on to join a number of successful bands including Cream and Derek and The Dominos before pursuing a successful solo career with hits including Tears In Heaven and Change The World.
He has become the only person to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times with the Yardbirds, Cream and as solo star.
Tickets for Eric Clapton’s Royal Albert Hall shows can be purchased from Friday 24 October.
Eric Clapton Royal Albert Hall Shows
Royal Albert Hall, London (14, 15, 17, 18)