Eric Clapton Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Tour With Killer Setlist

Posted 15 Mar 2013 in Music + TV News



Eric Clapton kicks off 50th Anniversary Tour

Eric Clapton kicked off his “50th Anniversary Tour in fine style last night in Phoenix, Arizona with a killer set that featured some great blues and rock and roll numbers.  This is one of the strongest sets I’ve seen EC bring to a show in many a year.

Eric played a 20 song set and then returned for two encore songs. He opened with “Hello Old Friend.” This number had not been performed live in one of his shows since 1976.

Paul Carrack is along on this tour and treated the crowd to a couple of his favorites “How Long” and “Temped.” The Wallflowers opened the show.

Here is Eric’s band for this tour

  • Guitar, Vocals – Eric ClaptonPlease visit and LIKE our facebook page
  • Guitar – Doyle Bramhall II
  • Pedal Steel Guitar – Greg Leisz
  • Bass Guitar – Willie Weeks
  • Keyboards – Chris Stainton
  • Keyboards – Paul Carrack
  • Drums – Steve Jordan
  • Backing Vocals – Sharon White
  • Backing Vocals – Michelle John

Phoenix Set List, March 14, 2013

  1. Hello Old Friend
  2. My Father’s Eyes
  3. Tell the Truth (Derek and the Dominos song)
  4. Gotta Get Over
  5. Black Cat Bone (Albert Collins cover)
  6. Got to Get Better in a Little While (Derek and the Dominos song)
  7. Tempted (Squeeze cover) (Paul Carrack on Lead Vocals)
  8. I Shot the Sheriff (Bob Marley & The Wailers cover)
  9. Driftin’ Blues (Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers cover)
  10. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out (Jimmy Cox cover)
  11. Tears in Heaven
  12. Goodnight, Irene (Lead Belly cover)
  13. Wonderful Tonight
  14. How Long (Ace cover) (Paul Carrack on Lead Vocals)
  15. Stones in My Passway (Robert Johnson cover)
  16. Love in Vain (Robert Johnson cover)
  17. Crossroads (Robert Johnson cover)
  18. Little Queen of Spades (Robert Johnson cover)
  19. Layla (Derek and the Dominos song)
  20. Cocaine (J.J. Cale cover)


  1. Sunshine of Your Love (Cream song)
  2. High Time We Went (Joe Cocker cover) (Paul Carrack on Lead Vocals)
Posted by Larry Carta


  1. Luis (15 Mar 2013, 15:56)


  2. Rob Henry (26 Mar 2013, 8:42)

    thats one heck of a band….

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