The legendary guitarist Eric Clapton announced he will be back on tour in 2021. The musician’s tour will start at the Roy Albert Hall in London, in May 14, 17 and 18. The last year that Clapton did a “normal” bigger tour was in 2013. After that the 75-year-old always played only a few concerts every year, most of them in Europe.
Eric Clapton 2021 tour dates:
- 14 – Royal Albert Hall, London – UK
- 17 – Royal Albert Hall, London – UK
- 18 – Royal Albert Hall, London – UK
- 21 – Olympiahalle, Munich – Germany
- 23 – O2 arena , Prague – Czech Republic
- 26 – Mediolanum Forum, Assago, Italy
- 28 – Unipol Arena, Bologna, Italy
- 5 – Hallenstadion, Zurich – Switzerland
- 6 – Hanns-Martin-Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart – Germany
- 8 – ISS Dome, Dusseldorf – Germany
- 9 – Sportpaleis, Antwerp – Belgium
- 11 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam – Netherlands
- 14 – Royal Arena, Cophenhagen – Denmark
- 15 – Royal Arena, Cophenhagen – Denmark
- 17 – Hartwall Arena, Helsinki – Finland
- 20 – Ice Palace, St Petersburg – Russia
- 22 – Crocus City Hall, Moscow – Russia
- 23 – Crocus City Hall, Moscow – Russia
Eric Clapton was born in March 30, 1945 and he is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and of Cream. Besides that, he has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time and ranked second in Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. Also fourth in Gibson’s “Top 50 Guitarists of All Time”.
After playing in a number of different local bands, Clapton joined the Yardbirds in 1963, replacing founding guitarist Top Topham. Dissatisfied with the change of the Yardbirds sound from blues rock to a more radio-friendly pop rock sound, Clapton left the Yardbirds in 1965 to play with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, with whom he played on one album.
After leaving Mayall in 1966, Clapton formed the power trio Cream with drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce, in which Clapton played sustained blues improvisations and “arty, blues-based psychedelic pop”.
After Cream broke up, he formed blues rock band Blind Faith with Baker, Steve Winwood, and Ric Grech, recording one album and performing on one tour before they broke up, leading Clapton to embark on a solo career in 1970. Alongside his solo career, he also performed with Delaney & Bonnie and Derek and the Dominos, with whom he recorded “Layla”, one of his signature songs.
He has been the recipient of 18 Grammy Awards, and the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2004 he was awarded a CBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music. Besides, he sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time.