Clapton, Winwood Announce 14 City US Tour

After a stunning collaboration at the Chicago Crossroads Guitar Festival in July of 2007 and much speculation, Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton announced three eagerly anticipated concerts at New York‘s Madison Square Garden. Those shows featured the artists performing a set list of Blind Faith classics as well as solo hits from each artist. Many acclaimed the shows as historic and some of the best Clapton Winwood work of their illustrious careers (to see Honest Tune’s review, go to http://www.honesttune.com/content/view/808/29/ ).  The three nights at Madison Square Garden were such a success that the Clapton and Winwood have announced an exclusive 14 city U.S. tour beginning June 10, 2009.

 


Both Winwood and Clapton have long and prestigious musical careers with countless honors and awards to their names. Their musical paths connected in 1969 with the formation of Blind Faith, a group that pioneered the fusion of rock and blues into tremendous studio and stage success. Despite critical and popular acclaim, the band was short-lived with only one album and a brief 1969 tour that debuted July 12 at Madison Square Garden and ended August 24th in Hawaii. Since that final show, Winwood and Clapton have remained friends, but have only performed together a few times over the years for an occasional song at a charity event. The 2008 Madison Square Garden shows were the first full Winwood-Clapton concerts in 40 years. A forthcoming 2-disc DVD/CD of the duo’s Madison Square Garden shows will be released this spring.

 

2009 TOUR SCHEDULE:

June 10 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
June 12 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
June 13 Washington, DC Verizon Center
June 15 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
June 17 Chicago, IL United Center
June 18 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
June 20 Omaha, NE Qwest Center
June 21 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
June 23 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
June 24 Houston, TX Toyota Center
June 26 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
June 27 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Arena
June 29 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
June 30 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl

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