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From www.ericclapton.com

ERIC CLAPTON AND STEVE WINWOOD

After their historic three-nights at Madison Square Garden, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood announced today an exclusive 14-city U.S. tour beginning June 10, 2009.

After a stunning collaboration at the Chicago Crossroads Guitar Festival in July of 2007 and much speculation, Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton announced three eagerly anticipated concerts at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Those shows featured the artists performing together in a varied set list with Blind Faith classics and solo hits from each artist. Critics acclaimed the shows as historic and some of the best Clapton Winwood work ever. The tour promises more of the same collaborative musicianship that made these men legendary award-winning artists.

Both Winwood and Clapton have long and prestigious musical careers with countless honors and awards to their names. Their musical paths connected in 1969 with the formation of Blind Faith, a group that pioneered the fusion of rock and blues into tremendous studio and stage success. Despite critical and popular acclaim, the band was short-lived with only one album and a brief 1969 tour that debuted July 12 at Madison Square Garden and ended August 24th in Hawaii. Since that final show, Winwood and Clapton have remained friends, but have only performed together a few times over the years for an occasional song at a charity event. The 2008 Madison Square Garden shows were the first full Winwood-Clapton concerts in 40 years.

Steve Winwood is currently signed to Columbia Records and released an album of new music, NINE LIVES in 2008. Eric Clapton’s compilation album Complete Clapton was released in 2008 on Reprise Records. The duo’s captivating performance at the 2007 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago can be seen as part of a 2-disc DVD available now from Rhino Entertainment.

Ticket On-Sale Information

Check your local listings for tickets. Tickets can be purchased via ticketmaster.com.

2009 TOUR SCHEDULE: /// ON SALE DATES

June 10 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center /// 2/21 at 10amEST

June 12 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center /// 2/28 at 10amEST

June 13 Washington, DC Verizon Center /// 2/20 at 10amEST

June 15 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center /// 2/21 at 10amEST

June 17 Chicago, IL United Center /// 2/28 at 10amEST

June 18 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center /// 2/28 at 10amEST

June 20 Omaha, NE Qwest Center /// 2/28 at 10amEST

June 21 Denver, CO Pepsi Center /// 2/21 at 10amEST

June 23 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center /// 2/28 at 10amEST

June 24 Houston, TX Toyota Center /// 2/28 at 10amEST

June 26 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena /// 2/23 at 10amEST

June 27 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Arena /// 2/28 at 10amEST

June 29 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena /// 3/2 at 10amEST

June 30 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl /// 2/22 at 10amEST

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Agreed. Luckily for me I will be hitting up the Columbus, Ohio gig en route back from bonnaroo with Danielle and rayray.

I have been lucky enough to see Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood play together twice already, I went to the Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007 in Chicago, IL and I was at their first gig at Madison Square Gardens in 2008.

I have to say that to see Clapton perform with his old Blind Faith mate Winwood could be my favorite lineup I have seen with Clapton, better than when I saw him with Cream or Derek Trucks.

Peace,

Tim

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keeping it to my SELECT FEW favorites

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LOL!! Rib, rib...Come on Timmy...who are we kidding here. Do you mind if a borrow a FEW bucks?...come on it's just a few.

Hope to see you soon!

I hope to see you soon as well and no you may not borrow a few bucks. Hehe.

Come on, how about I'm trying to get it down to a select few artists.

Peace and Love,

Tim

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