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Pollstar says Eric Clapton is coming to Sprint Center on March 3. The opener: Roger Daltrey. Updates to come as we hear more...
UPDATE: Clapton's site lists the full tour schedule (including the Sprint Center show) here.
Posted at 11:05 AM in Music, Sprint Center | Permalink
Mark Knopfler |
December 08, 2009 at 12:11 PM
Whatever brings Roger Daltrey to town is good enough for me. Saw him twice in the last two months and he was amazing..
December 08, 2009 at 12:24 PM
Rather see Daltrey than Slowhand, guess I can see if I win tix from the office. Even better would be seeing The Two (hint hint).
December 08, 2009 at 12:33 PM
Does anyone know if Derek Trucks will be with Clapton's band?
December 08, 2009 at 12:55 PM
This is from Eric's site:
The band will consist of Steve Gadd on drums, Willie Weeks on bass, Chris Stainton and Walt Richmond on keyboards, and Michelle John and Sharon White as backing vocalists.
Derek would be a fine addition.
December 08, 2009 at 01:17 PM
If they switched to a smaller venue and Eric Clapton pulled out it would be a good show.
December 08, 2009 at 01:40 PM
Only Eric on guitar? Usually he has another person to play off of.
December 08, 2009 at 02:24 PM
Of course, remember, this is KC and it will be March. One of the two will slip on a patch of ice and break their hip the day of the show, even using their walker.
December 08, 2009 at 03:35 PM
Check for conflicts. NCAA basketball's March madness will be almost here. K-State plays at KU on 3/3. That's KU's last home game of the year.
December 08, 2009 at 07:00 PM
I would rather see Daltrey at the Midland with no opening act.
December 08, 2009 at 11:22 PM
I don't care what anybody says, I think this will be a great show and I plan on attending. Never would pass on an opportunity to see a member of my favorite band (what's left of it anyway)and Daltrey can still bring it. And I actually like the fact that Clapton will handle ALL the guitarwork and not sharing the stage with any other heavy hitters as he has during recent tours. I think it's probably a conscious effort on his part to put his playing at the forefront and show how truly great he still is.
December 09, 2009 at 08:06 AM
I must admit, as a diehard Clapton fan of 35 years, I have found that his concerts are usually less than stellar events. Of course there have been exceptions but by and large, unless he has a really great second guitarist with him, he typically leans toward his cheezier material and more often than not, I have left the show with a less than favorable impression. He is definitely better wheen sitting in with others like his appearances with the ABB last March at the Beacon. Now that was stellar!
December 09, 2009 at 08:10 AM
That could be a great show if the stars are aligned right that night. If only Pete would drop in!!
December 09, 2009 at 08:44 AM
I have had mixed results at Clapton shows as well. He played Kemper two/three years ago and I was very disappointed in the show (Derek Trucks had just left the tour before the KC stop). On the other hand, earlier this year, I went to Omaha and saw him with Steve Winwood and he was amazing. The two shared the stage and it was one of the greatest concerts I have ever seen. It looked and sounded like he was having a great time. I too am a huge Who fan, so I will probably see this show.
December 09, 2009 at 09:35 AM
What do you think $150 or so for nosebleed, $300 - 400 for close up ?
December 09, 2009 at 11:01 AM
You may have a point Pellboy. The one Clapton show that does stand out in my mind was from the "From The Cradle" tour where he was the only guitarist and he stuck to blues standards that appeared on that record vs. his top 40 drivel.
December 09, 2009 at 12:13 PM
Oh man, I have wanted to see Clapton since 1967.... Whatever it takes to see this show I'm in!
December 09, 2009 at 01:54 PM
Why even bother? I hate to be a gloomy Gus - but, the show will probably end up getting canceled anyway.
Mike Unt |
December 09, 2009 at 02:45 PM
Funny but the common theme in this thread seems to be mixed results in regards Clapton's live shows and on that I can relate.
Have only seen him play on 3 separate occasions...eons ago in a forgettable show at Sandstone (Behind The Sun Tour)and twice at the Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas. The first night was incredible in a smaller park setting as he seemed to genuinely enjoy backing up the likes of his heroes like Buddy Guy, JJ Cale and Hubert Sumlin and jammimg with contemporaries like Jimmie Vaughn and Robert Cray and with young hotshots like John Mayer and Robert Randolph. While some individual performances stood out, the second day/night at the Cotton Bowl was more the typical mega-festival routine, moving bands in an out with Clapton guesting with some and then finishing with his own set of hits. Solid turn but unspectacular.
Judging by some of the posts in here and just generally speaking, it seems that EC has fallen out of favor somewhat and I just have a feeling he's going to use this tour to sort of re-establish himself as the guitar god he rightfully is. At least I hope so.
December 09, 2009 at 02:47 PM
yupyup -- tickets for the same show in New Orleans were $50-$90.
December 09, 2009 at 04:12 PM
If I knew in advance the EC was out to prove something with his guitar, I would pay a lot more than $90 to see that. It seems to me that EC needs inspiration to get to that level that only he and a few others (Hendrix, Duane, and Richard Thompson) possess. Without that, he's no different than all the other very good guitar players.
December 09, 2009 at 04:38 PM
"guitar god" .... lol, gimme a break, are you still falling for that 1960s self promotion BS he put out?
There are so many better guitarist out there, to call EC a god is comical. There are the esotaric players who are better, and there are the hit makers who are better players.
EC is no hack, but he is no god, not by a long stretch. EC is more just a weepy, crybaby, ex-drug addict who need to go on the road to make some cash, but that is the case with most bands these days.
December 09, 2009 at 05:25 PM
EC "has been" fired ever since he let that chick come out and do his encore for him, way back on the slow hand tour. fk him.
We were given free tickets a few years back to a kemper show, and about the time he planted himself on a chair and started the accoustical BS, we laughed and walked out. fk him.
We walked out, came back to my house and did the same thing, but more fun. Anyone can accoustical jam, why watch him?, so boring... yawn, what a bore this EC is.
As for Roger Daltry, DALTRY RULES ... ALWAYS HAS ..... BUT... "The Who" is dead.
PT is a pole smokin lil girl who proved he is nuthin but a money grubber. It is abosolute BS that they are allowed to be called "the who" at the Souperbowl. That is like calling "KISS" this thing that will be a sprint tommorrow ,,,, but as long as you suckers will shell out the money, they will be happy to take it.
December 09, 2009 at 05:36 PM
THANK goodness for the Internet. When CLAPTON was here in April, 2007 - I looked up a recent concert review a week before his gig at Kemper. I saw that his setlist most DEFINITELY wasn't all that - played one song from DEREK & THE DOMINOS + CREAM. Believe I'll this time around.
'Ol Slowhand should get together with JACK BRUCE and GINGER BAKER to tour the U.S. as CREAM.
Naw! What am I thinking?
December 09, 2009 at 06:26 PM
I'll only go if he adds another guitarist to his backup band - it's not going to happen but I would love to see Derek Trucks play with him.
John McKeon |
December 10, 2009 at 07:06 AM
Bubba's right about Cream - that would be the best! But he's gonna be good anyway. If you have a sense of historical perspective and the capacity to understand subtle nuance. But no, he's not going to come on and shred like some death-metal clone.
December 10, 2009 at 12:03 PM
I think Clapton was best with John Mayall's Blues Breakers. There's too much bickering between Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker to get Cream back together.
December 10, 2009 at 03:07 PM
You all are probably aware of this but Cream did reunite in 2005 with 4 shows at Royal Albert Hall and 3 at MSG. The shows have been well documented and weren't necessarily great.
December 14, 2009 at 09:55 AM
New - who says the 2005 CREAM reunion wasn't great? I just WISH it they would've done a full scale U. S. tour. CREAM is one band I, for one would have gone out of my way to see.
For one thing, I NEVER expected a CREAM reunion ever.
December 14, 2009 at 02:05 PM
I saw Clapton in the early 80s, I believe, at Municipal Auditorium: One of the most boring, disappointing shows I've ever seen. That said, I'd pay big bucks to see him with Cream ...
Rick in PV |
December 14, 2009 at 09:52 PM
I guess it's just my opinion Bubba. I dunno...perhaps my expectations were too high. The performances I saw lacked the power and spontaneity prevelent on both Live Cream recordings as well as numerous bootlegs I've scrounged up over the last 30 some odd years. But I agree in that I never expected to see themn reunite either. There was talk of doing a limited US tour after the MSG shows but Jack and Ginger couldn't quite get along. Some things never change.
By the way, you probably know this but if you want to stream some really great quality boots of Cream, Jimi, etc. Check out the concert vault at www.wolfgangsvault.com. It's pretty much Bill Graham's archives. Great stuff and you can stream for free.
December 15, 2009 at 10:18 AM
Roger was superb in N.O. this past Saturday night but do yourself a favor and leave afterward because Clapton tortured us. Lots of unplugged 3 chord "depends" tunes with no "Lay down Sally", no 'Pretending", no "Bad Love", no "my Father's eyes", no "Tears from Heaven". Was brutal but Daltrey was great.
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