Eric Clapton has just rolled out his first dates for 2019. “Slowhand” has booked seven European dates for May and June — including a three-night run at London's Royal Albert Hall, along with three stops in Germany — hitting Berlin, Mannheim, and Dresden — with one show set for Vienna, Austria. So far, no North American shows have been announced.
Out now is Eric Clapton's first holiday set, titled Happy Xmas. The album, which marks his first new studio collection since 2016's I Still Do, was co-produced by Clapton and longtime collaborator Simon Climie. The set features 13 holiday evergreens, alongside one new track called “For Love On Christmas Day.”
Often touted as a “Guitar God,” Eric Clapton told us that he's not really sure he deserves that kind of recognition: “If it's true — and I presume you think it is — then I think it's a wonderful thing, and it's a great honor to be able to have that. It's a privilege, y'know, that I'm very grateful for. I would never want to belittle that.” :
May 13, 15, 16 – London, England – Royal Albert Hall
June 4 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena
June 6 – Vienna, Austria – Wiener Stadthalle
June 8 – Mannheim, Germany – SAP Arena
June 10 – Dresden, Germany – Messe Dresden