London (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Eric Clapton announced a series of concert dates in celebration of his upcoming 70th birthday on March 30, 2015. The shows will take place at London’s Royal Albert Hall beginning Thursday, May 14, 2015 through Monday, May 18, 2015. Eric will be accompanied by his band members Paul Carrack, Steve Gadd, Nathan East, Chris Stainton, Sharon White and Michelle John.
The shows also mark 50 years since Clapton first played at Royal Albert Hall – his debut was on December 7, 1964 when he performed as part of the Yardbirds for BBC-2 TV’s “Top Beat Show.” Clapton returned to the venue four years later for Cream’s U.K. Farewell Concerts on November 26, 1968.
After his time with the Yardbirds in 1963, Clapton began a career as a professional musician that has seen numerous bands, an abundance of albums, countless worldwide sold out shows, an impressive array of accolades, unwavering critical acclaim and his consistent display of legendary guitar work. These concerts will mark his return to the stage after his limited global tour 2014 which included a headlining set at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and shows in Japan, Singapore, UAE, Bahrain UK, Germany, Austria and Poland.
Eric Clapton at Royal Albert Hall 2015 Tour Dates
Thursday, May 14 London, UK Royal Albert Hall
Friday, May 15 London, UK Royal Albert Hall
Sunday, May 17 London, UK Royal Albert Hall
Monday, May 18 London, UK Royal Albert Hall