Clapton Announces Additional Dates on 2011 Tour


Eric Clapton has announced initial dates for his 2011 tour that will encompass the West Coast of the U.S. in the Spring to be followed by shows in Ireland and the U.K. in May.

Clapton’s latest album was co-produced by guitarist and long-time collaborator Doyle Bramhall II, and features an all star cast of musical collaborations starting with the legendary JJ Cale, drummer Jim Keltner, bassist Willie Weeks, and keyboardist Walt Richmond-and the sessions later added guests including Steve Winwood, Wynton Marsalis, Sheryl Crow, Allen Toussaint, and Derek Trucks. Clapton created a collection that touches on everything from century-old traditional brass bands to little-known country blues to brand-new originals.

Clapton has assembled an impressive band for the tour, which will consist of long-time touring partners Steve Gadd (drums), Willie Weeks (bass), Chris Stainton (keyboards) along with Michelle John and Sharon White as backing vocalists.

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