Guitar legend Eric Clapton will perform at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh on September 16, as part of a five-city, seven-date tour.
Guitarist Jimmy Vaughn will join Clapton for the tour, which will feature a band including notable musicians Doyle Bramhall II, Paul Carrack, Nathan East, Sonny Emory and Chris Stainton, with Sharon White and Katie Kissoon on backing vocals.
Clapton last performed in the United States in the fall of 2021.
The brief tour kicks off September 8 in Columbus, Ohio, then heads to Detroit for one show and Chicago for two nights before stopping in Pittsburgh. It will conclude with shows on September 18 and 19 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. June 10 at ericclapton.com.
For the Pittsburgh date, Clapton will be competing for fans against another rock legend — Elton John is scheduled to perform at PNC Park the same night.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Clapton ranked second on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and fourth on Rolling Stone’s “Top 50 Guitarists of All Time”. Gibson.
Clapton, 77, joined the Yardbirds in 1963, then played with John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, Cream and Blind Faith. In addition to his solo career, he also performed with Delaney and Bonnie and supergroup Derek and the Dominoes, with whom he recorded the signature song “Layla”.
His other hits include the Bob Marley cover “I Shot the Sheriff”, “Wonderful Tonight” and “Tears in Heaven”.
Clapton has also recorded with The Beatles, Roger Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Dr John, Leon Russell, Billy Preston, Ringo Starr, Dave Mason and many more.
The recipient of several Grammy Awards, Clapton is the only one to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times: as a solo artist and as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. He is also a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
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