Eric Clapton returns to France

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After six years of absence, the legendary British guitarist Eric Clapton will return across France in 2024.

The legendary guitarist Eric Clapton announces via its official website its return to France with four dates. See you at the Accor Arena on May 26 and 27, 2024, on the 29th at the LDLC Arena (Lyon) and at the Nîmes Festival on the 31st. Places will be available this Thursday, November 16 at 11 a.m.

These concerts will be an opportunity for the man nicknamed “Slowhand” by fans to celebrate 60 years of touring. His first singing turn as a professional musician was in 1963, when he joined the Yardbirds on guitar. Since then, he has continued to innovate and amaze, with various projects as striking as they are memorable, such as John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, or even Derek & The Dominos, without forgetting his unforgettable works as a solo artist.

Eric Clapton will also mark with its four dates its big return to France after six years of absence. His last appearance dates back to 2018, during a private concert at the Théâtre Mogador (Paris). His last public concert as a solo artist dates back to 2010, at the Palais Omnisport in Paris Bercy (which has since taken the name Accor Arena).

If this tour does not celebrate a new album, the guitarist nevertheless continues to release new tracks. This is the case of “Moon River”, recorded with the late Jeff Beck, released simultaneously with “How Could We Know”, recorded with Simon Climie, Judith Hill and Daniel Santiago.

Eric Clapton recently reissued his legendary live performance with orchestra 24 Nightsin a new form entitled The Definitive 24 Nights. In particular, we find a previously unreleased version of his standard “Layla”, initially released under his project Derek & The Dominos.


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