Next year is shaping up to be a busy one for three-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Eric Clapton: In addition to a trio of concerts with fellow Yardbird Jeff Beck, Clapton has also announced plans to embark on his own trek starting in February 2010. Following the jaunt across the U.S., Clapton will once again team up with his Blind Faith cohort Steve Winwood for a joint tour of Europe starting in May 2010.
Clapton has yet to reveal who will comprise his touring band or what aspect of his acclaimed musical catalog he'll focus on for his U.S. tour, but the Cream guitarist did reveal that the Who's Roger Daltrey will be "on the bill to kick off the show." As Rolling Stone< previously reported, Daltrey will also perform in front of hundreds of millions when the Who serve as this year's Super Bowl halftime performers.
Clapton's concerts with Beck actually take place between the opening dates of his own solo tour, so maybe, fingers crossed, Beck will join Clapton's touring band full time. Throw in Daltrey's involvement and that's the makings of a pretty kick-ass supergroup. We're just saying...
Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck
February 18 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
February 21 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Center
February 22 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Center
Feb. 25 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mellon Arena
Feb. 27 - Nashville, TN @ Sommett Center
Feb. 28 - Birmingham, AL @ Birmingham Jefferson
Mar. 2 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK
Mar. 3 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Mar. 5 - Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
Mar. 6 - New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
Mar. 8 - Raleigh, NC @ RBC Center
Mar. 9 - Atlanta, GA @ Gwinnett Center
Mar. 11 - Ft. Lauderdale Bank Atlantic Center
Mar. 13 - Orlando, FL @ Amway Arena