The name of Clapton’s new album is, well, Clapton. Co-produced by Doyle Bramhall II, the album features collaborations with J.J. Cale, drummer Jim Keltner, bassist Willie Weeks and keyboardist Walt Richmond plus guest appearances by Steve Winwood, Wynton Marsalis, Sheryl Crow, Allen Toussaint and Derek Trucks. With tracks covering everything from traditional brass bands to country blues plus originals, Clapton drops Sept. 28.
The first 2011 date is the O2 Dublin May 9 followed by Belfast at the Odyssey Arena May 10; Glasgow S.E.C.C. May 12; the Cardiff International Arena May 14 and London’s Royal Albert Hall May 17-18 and 20-21.
Clapton’s band lineup for the run includes drummer Steve Gadd, the aforementioned Weeks on bass, Chris Stainton on keyboards and Michelle John and Sharon White on backing vocals.
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