Eric Clapton Put on an Amazing Performance in New Orleans

Posted: May. 3rd, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Eric Clapton has been around for decades and is expected to give an amazing performance at every venue he graces. However, every once in a while, his shows are lackluster and fans leave feeling a little disappointed. But, recently at a show in New Orleans, Clapton rocked the house as he's known to do in what could possibly be one of his best concerts of the decade.

Should I ever find myself in a position to offer Eric Clapton career advice – about as likely as me being hired as one of his female backing vocalists – my first mandate would be, You may not tour without at least one other guitarist in your band. Ever.

When Clapton headlined the New Orleans Arena three years ago, he was the only guitarist onstage. He rushed through a perfunctory 16-song set in 95 minutes, not even pausing long enough to swap guitars. Though technically fine, his soloing never approached the level of transcendence expected from such a deified figure.


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