Eric Clapton announces 2009 tour dates
23rd Oct 2008 | 14:40
Slowhand heads to England and Ireland
Eric Clapton is once again slinging his trusted Stratocaster over his shoulder for a nine date tour in 2009. Beginning in Dublin on 11 May, Slowhand will visit Liverpool and Manchester before embarking on a six-day residency of the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Clapton's no stranger to the Albert Hall, having played 24 consecutive sold-out nights in 1990-91 and breaking a world record in the process. He now compares the experience to: "playing in my front room."
2009 tour dates
11 May - O2, Dublin, Ireland
13 May - Echo Arena, Liverpool
14 May - Manchester Evening News (MEN) Arena, Manchester
16 May - Royal Albert Hall, London
17 May - Royal Albert Hall, London
19 May - Royal Albert Hall, London
20 May - Royal Albert Hall, London
22 May - Royal Albert Hall, London
23 May - Royal Albert Hall, London
The Dublin date is on sale now, and pre-sales for the remaining dates are also available. Check out Where's Eric for details.