Eric Clapton, CBE, turned 70 years young in March, and you can celebrate his birthday with Slowhand himself when the film Eric Clapton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall – Slowhand at 70 arrives in cinemas in the UK, the US, and around the world.
Eric Clapton. One of the greatest and most important and influential guitarists ever. The winner of 18 Grammy® Awards and the only three-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — as a member of the bands The Yardbirds and Cream, and as a solo artist.
At 70 he’s still rockin’ and bluesin’ and wowin’ fans wherever he plays. Such as the famed Royal Albert Hall in London, with which Clapton has a close relationship and where he is the first artist to play more than 200 shows.
And it is at this classic venue that he gave a series of birthday celebration performances in the spring, one of which was filmed for Clapton fans the world over: Eric Clapton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall – Slowhand at 70.
All aspects of Clapton’s musical journey are included — from the Mississippi blues of Robert Johnson that inspired him to play guitar, through Cream, Derek & the Dominos, and Slowhand’s long solo career.
The film marks Clapton’s 50 years at the top of the music business, and captures a night to remember. At this outstanding concert, recorded on the 21st of May 2015, Clapton is backed by the equally renowned musicians Paul Carrack (keyboards and vocals), Steve Gadd (drums), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Andy Fairweather Low (guitar and vocals), and Nathan East (bass guitar), with singers Michelle John and Sharon White (backing vocals).
Concert Track List
Somebody’s Knockin’ On My Door
Key To The Highway
Tell The Truth
Hoochie Coochie Man
You Are So Beautiful
Can’t Find My Way Home
I Shot The Sheriff
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
Tears In Heaven
Let It Rain
High Time We Went
In addition to the concert, the film includes an exclusive featurette presented by noted radio and television presenter Paul Gambaccini, which features interviews with Paul Carrack, Andy Fairweather Low, Hugh Fielder, and Paul Sexton. The featurette gives insight into Eric Clapton as a performer and helps to explain why the Royal Albert Hall has held such a special place in his heart for so many years.
As for the concert itself, the show builds from an intimate start, and culminates with the rousing epic finale of the massive classics “Crossroads” and “Cocaine.”
Eric Clapton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall – Slowhand at 70 arrives in UK cinemas on the 14th of September 2015. Dates for select international territories have also been announced, and those for the US and other countries will be shortly.
Visit EricClaptonFilm.com to find a screening and book your #ClaptonOnScreen tickets.
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