Eric Clapton Sets U.S. Tour; Crossroads Guitar Festival
(Undated) -- Eric Clapton is returning to the U.S. stage. The guitar legend has mapped out a 17-date North American spring tour. He'll kick off the road trip in Phoenix, Arizona on March 14th, and make stops throughout the Southern and Northeastern U.S. Clapton will wrap up the tour with his fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival, which will take place at New York's Madison Square Garden on April 12th and 13th. More than 30 stars are on board for the event, including Jeff Beck, Robbie Robertson, Jimmie Vaughan, and the Allman Brothers Band. Booker T Jones, Albert Lee, Los Lobos, Robert Cray, and John Mayer are slated to participate as well, along with blues great Buddy Guy, country stars Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, and Keith Urban, and others.
Money raised through the festival will go to The Crossroads Centre, a treatment facility Clapton established in Antigua.
Eric Clapton Tour Dates
March 14 - Phoenix, Arizona, at the U.S. Airways Center
March 16 - Houston, Texas, at the Toyota Center
March 17 - Austin, Texas, at the Frank Erwin Center
March 19 - Dallas, Texas, at the American Airlines Center
March 20 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the Chesapeake Energy Arena
March 22 - Nashville, Tennessee, at the Bridgestone Arena
March 23 - New Orleans, Louisiana, at the New Orleans Arena
March 26 - Jacksonville, Florida, at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
March 27 - Atlanta, Georgia, at the Gwinnett Arena
March 29 & 30 - Hollywood, Florida, at the Seminole Hard Rock Live
April 2 - Charlotte, North Carolina, at the Time Warner Cable Arena
April 3 - Raleigh, North Carolina, at the PNC Arena
April 5 - Uncasville, Connecticut, at the Mohegan Sun Arena
April 6 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the Consol Energy Center
April 12 & 13 - New York, New York, at Madison Square Garden
Crossroads Guitar Festival Lineup
Allman Brothers Band
Andy Fairweather Low
Doyle Bramhall II
Gary Clark Jr.