Concert audiences will witness an iconic pairing this summer when Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood combine forces for a month-long trek across the United States. The 14-city run will launch June 10 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ, and wraps June 30 at Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA.
The trek will hit arenas in major markets from coast to coast, including a June 13 performance at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, a June 20 concert at the Qwest Center in Omaha, NE, and a June 27 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Public onsale dates have not yet been announced for the tour.
Clapton and Winwood, both acclaimed musicians in their own right, first crossed paths in 1969 as members of the acclaimed but short lived blues-rock outfit Blind Faith. After one album and a brief tour, which included a performance in London’s Hyde Park in front of an audience of 100,000, the band’s members went their separate ways.
The 2009 outing celebrates the 40th anniversary of Clapton and Winwood’s collaboration in Blind Faith. The pair reunited briefly last year for a three-show run on February 25, 26 and 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The summer tour will feature a mix of Blind Faith songs and solo work from both musicians. Clapton’s most recent release is the 2008 compilation “Complete Clapton,” which Winwood has been busy touring behind his 2008 studio album “Nine Lives.”
Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|June 10||East Rutherford, NJ||Izod Center|
|June 12||Philadelphia, PA||The Wachovia Center|
|June 13||Washington, DC||Verizon Center|
|June 15||Columbus, OH||Schottenstein Center|
|June 17||Chicago, IL||United Center|
|June 18||Saint Paul, MN||Xcel Energy Center|
|June 20||Omaha, NE||Qwest Center Omaha|
|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 Garden Arena|
|June 29||Oakland, CA||Oracle Arena|
|June 30||Los Angeles, CA||Hollywood Bowl|