Saturday, 25 December 2010

Eric Clapton: Perform in Pyongyang

Kim Jong-il's son was a great fan of the British musician Eric Clapton so North Korea wanted he perform in Pyongjang, released by Wikileaks have reveal the latest US diplomatic cables.

The government connected to the US and advised that the gig could help persuade Kim Jong-il to allow aid into the country.

According to the Guardian, "A performance could be an opportunity to build goodwill".

It went on: "Arranging an Eric Clapton concert in Pyongyang could be useful, given Kim Jong-il's second son's devotion to the rock legend".

North Korea said, "The concert could be part of a cultural exchange between the communist nation and the west".

Report to the Clapton had "in principle" agreed to a gig, after his representatives released a denying statement that he held to the part the plan later turn down apart.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Eric Clapton selling off 70 guitars in New York auction

A guitar he used in the 2005 Cream reunion shows in London and New York and more than other 70 instruments are up for grabs.

Lots start at a guide price of £190 but the Fender Stratocaster, valued at up to £19,000, will be the star buy.

A rehab clinic the 65-year-old founded in Antigua will get all the proceeds from this auction.

A spokesman for Bonhams which is holding the sale in New York in March 2011 said that ‘The instruments are a part of his history but most are affordable.’

Instruments and amps by Gibson, Fender, Marshall, Martin and Music Man are included in the sale.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Eric Clapton West Coast tour concerts 2011

In this year Eric Clapton's has been packed with successful gig events from a series gig with Jeff Beck and a tour with Roger Daltry in 2010. Now the musician is shutting down in 2010 by announcing new North American tour plans for the New Year.

At Rogers Arena in Vancouver the illustrious guitar slinger establish his West Coast guess with a single show in Canada on February 25.

Clapton's 20th studio album tour release in the late September, the competently titled "Clapton".

Eric Clapton routes:

February 25

Vancouver, BC

Rogers Arena

February 26

Seattle, WA

KeyArena at Seattle Center

February 28

Portland, OR

Rose Garden Arena

March 2

San Jose, CA

HP Pavilion at San Jose

March 3

Sacramento, CA

ARCO Arena

March 5

Las Vegas, NV

MGM Grand Garden Arena

March 6

San Diego, CA

Valley View Casino Center

March 8 - 9

Universal City, CA

Gibson Amphitheater