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Clapton Heads To MSG For 70th Birthday Concerts

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Eric Clapton plans to celebrate his 70th birthday with a pair of shows at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

Clapton says he plans to perform at the famed venue on May 1st and 2nd. Clapton turns 70 on March 30th, however, those dates might change due to NBA playoffs.

This will mark the 46th anniversary since Eric Clapton, with the band Cream, opened the “new” Madison Square Garden on November 2, 1968. Clapton has performed more times at Madison Square Garden than any other U.S. venue, a total of 45 times.

Joining Clapton for the shows will be band members Paul Carrack, Steve Gadd, Nathan East, Chris Stainton, Sharon White and Michelle John, with Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders providing support.

A former member of The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and Cream, Clapton has earned 18 Grammys over the course of his career and was lauded by Rolling Stone as #2 in the list of the 100 top guitarists, behind only Jimi Hendrix. – Staff Writers