Eric Clapton: 2013 U.S. Tour, Crossroads Guitar Fest at MSG



Widely considered one of the world’s all time greatest guitarists and known amongst his peers as a great collaborator, Eric Clapton announced today a major U.S. tour culminating in his fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival presented by Chase. The Festival, which has become legendary in its own right for hosting performances and impromptu collaborations from the world’s most legendary guitar players, will take place April 12-13 for the first time at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden. See full listing below of artists performing.

Clapton and his band will visit more than a dozen cities across the U.S. beginning March 14, 2013 (see itinerary below). The tour will end with the two-night Festival where Clapton will gather the past, present and future of guitar music onto one stage for an unparalleled musical event. All profits from the Festival will benefit The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton for chemically dependent persons.

Tickets for the Crossroads Guitar Festival will be offered as an advance sale to Chase customers beginning Monday, November 26 at 12pm EST via through Thursday, November 29 at 10pm. General Public On-Sale will begin Friday, November 30 at 12pm EST.

Tickets for the Clapton 2013 U.S. Tour will go on-sale beginning November 30, 2012. Please check local venue listings for more detailed information.

Clapton has assembled an impressive band for the 2013 U.S. dates which will consist of long-time touring partners: Doyle Bramhall II (guitar), Steve Jordan (drums), Chris Stainton (piano and keyboards), and Willie Weeks (bass), along with newcomers Paul Carrack (organ and keyboards) and Greg Leisz (pedal steel guitar). Michelle John and Sharon White will join the touring band again as backing vocalists. The tour will also feature special guests, The Wallflowers. Please check local listings for ticketing information.

Click here to see Crossroads Guitar Festival in our festival guide


  • (Note: Two Different Nights of Music. Not All Artists Will Perform Both Nights)
  • Albert Lee
  • Allan Holdsworth
  • Allman Brothers Band
  • Andy Fairweather Low
  • BB King
  • Blake Mills
  • Booker T
  • Brad Paisley
  • Buddy Guy
  • Citizen Cope
  • Dave Biller
  • Doyle Bramhall II
  • Earl Klugh
  • Eric Clapton
  • Gary Clark Jr.
  • Jeff Beck
  • Jimmie Vaughan
  • John Mayer
  • John Scofield
  • Jonny Lang
  • Keb Mo
  • Keith Urban
  • Kurt Rosenwinkle
  • Los Lobos
  • Quinn Sullivan
  • Robbie Robertson
  • Robert Cray
  • Robert Randolph
  • Sonny Landreth
  • Taj Mahal
  • Vince Gill


  • Thursday, March 14 - Phoenix, AZ - U.S. Airways Center
  • Saturday, March 16 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
  • Sunday, March 17 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
  • Tuesday, March 19 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
  • Wednesday, March 20 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena
  • Friday, March 22 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
  • Saturday, March 23 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena
  • Tuesday, March 26 - Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
  • Wednesday, March 27 - Atlanta, GA - Gwinnett Arena
  • Friday, March 29 - Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock Live
  • Saturday, March 30 - Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock Live
  • Tuesday, April 2 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
  • Wednesday, April 3 - Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena
  • Friday, April 5 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
  • Saturday, April 6 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
  • Friday, April 12 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
  • Saturday, April 13 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden

    Eric Clapton Tour Dates :: Eric Clapton News


    [Published on: 11/19/12]

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