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Eric Clapton at BAM in 2010 (more by Kevin Mazur)
Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton is kicking off a major US tour in March, 2013 which will culminate in NYC with the two-night Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden from April 12 to 13. In addition to Clapton, the festival will feature a ton of other artists, including Allman Brother Band, Jeff Beck, BB King, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Gary Clark Jr., Blake Mills, Los Lobos, Frank Ocean sideman John Mayer, and many others.

The Terrace level at MSG will also host the "Guitar Center Road to Crossroads Exhibition," which will feature a number of historic guitars on display, memorabilia, archival footage, and interactive exhibits where fans can play products by Fender, Gibson, Ernie Ball, and Martin. The exhibition will open at 6:30 PM on 4/12 and 6 PM on 4/13, and is free to ticket holders.

Tickets for the festival go on sale Friday, November 30 at noon with a Chase (who is presenting the show) presale beginning Monday, November 26 at noon.

A list of all Clapton dates, the full Crossroads Guitar Festival lineup, and a video, are below.

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Eric Clapton - "Layla" live in 1988

Crossroads Guitar Festival Lineup
Albert Lee
Allan Holdsworth
Allman Brothers Band
Andy Fairweather Low
BB King
Blake Mills
Booker T
Brad Paisley
Buddy Guy
Citizen Cope
Dave Biller
Doyle Bramhall II
Earl Klugh
Eric Clapton
Gary Clark Jr.
Jeff Beck
Jimmie Vaughan
John Mayer
John Scofield
Jonny Lang
Keb Mo
Keith Urban
Kurt Rosenwinkle
Los Lobos
Quinn Sullivan
Robbie Robertson
Robert Cray
Robert Randolph
Sonny Landreth
Taj Mahal
Vince Gill

Eric Clapton -- 2013 Tour Dates
Thursday, March 14 Phoenix, AZ U.S. Airways Center
Saturday, March 16 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Sunday, March 17 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
Tuesday, March 19 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Wednesday, March 20 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
Friday, March 22 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Saturday, March 23 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
Tuesday, March 26 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Wednesday, March 27 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Arena
Friday, March 29 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live
Saturday, March 30 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live
Tuesday, April 2 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
Wednesday, April 3 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
Friday, April 5 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Saturday, April 6 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
Friday, April 12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Saturday, April 13 New York, NY Madison Square Garden

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Comments (62)

Gagnam style Clapton makes yo' momma quake

Posted by yo(!) | November 19, 2012 12:40 PM

One of my favorite quotes from Buzz 0sbourne... "If Jimi Hendrix would have lived on, would he have become as boring as Clapton has???"

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 12:42 PM

Clapton is boring live, yes, but this line-up is incredible. Hopefully Tedeschi Trucks Band gets announced.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 12:44 PM

Has Clapton ever written a good song?

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 12:51 PM

Clapton is Dog

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 1:02 PM

clapton is a fascist.

and, no. hendrix would've NEVER gotten boring.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 1:03 PM

Go see Clapton once = bad Clapton
Go see Clapton twice = stupid hipster

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 1:03 PM

i'd watch Jeff Beck beat Clapton to death with his guitar

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 1:20 PM

12:51: I ask the same thing about every trendy-indie-flavor-of-the-month bands that "Brooklyn" scarves seem to eat up like "white sauce".

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 1:23 PM

A.C. > Clapton

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 1:51 PM

Now I've heard of Gary Clark Jr, but who's this guy??

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 2:02 PM

1:23 is old

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 2:06 PM

He should have never left the yardbirds.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 2:25 PM

"12:51: I ask the same thing about every trendy-indie-flavor-of-the-month bands that "Brooklyn" scarves seem to eat up like "white sauce"."

The difference is Clapton's career spans over 40 years. 4 decades and not one good song?

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 2:28 PM

Eric Clapton is the godfather of stuff white people like.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 2:28 PM

^Cool story, bro.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 2:36 PM

LOL at people making fun of Clapton. Our fucking generation and it's inability to play even a simple 12 bar blues solo, let alone anything else besides barre chords, leads to some hilariously angry jealousy.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 2:36 PM

And it's inability to spell it's words correctly, too! Give us hell, 2:36!

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 2:41 PM

Clapton in the 60s and early 70s was a force of nature, a player that inspired a generation to play guitar. After he kicked heroin, and ever since then though ....

Just saying ... no smack no soul

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 2:43 PM

Did he write Layla? That's a pretty good song I guess.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 3:01 PM

"And it's inability to spell it's words correctly, too! Give us hell, 2:36!"

Not only is 2:36 right on the money in his statement but also spelled everything correctly. Please dunce @2:41 tell me what word was incorrectly spelled.

(really hoping this stupid fuck says "barre" cord not realizing this is a proper way to spell it)

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 3:09 PM

Rich white people are rejoicing!

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 3:15 PM

236 here, please tell me what I spelled wrong, 241.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 3:28 PM

2:41 = Moron

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 3:34 PM

Fender Signature series Strats, in decreasing order of quality:

Eric Johnson > SRV > Jeff Beck > Malmsteen > Clapton > Jimmy Vaughn > John Mayer

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 3:36 PM

2:36 used the wrong "it's." "It's" means "it is." It should be "its," which is the possessive. Not exactly a "spelling" mistake, but a glaring one!

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 3:44 PM

Sorry, I was in a meeting. So, to 2:36, 3:09, 3:28, and 3:34, 'it's' is how one spells "it is." 'Its' is the possessive of 'it.' Please tell me you were all one person and you were joking.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 3:44 PM

Love how some scarves here are dodging the main point by bitching about spelling instead.

Even as diluted as Clapton can be, he still owns you and your puny little indie twerp rock ass. Good songs indeed throughout his catalog.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 3:49 PM

^smh @ buckeye shrimper

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 3:51 PM

3:49 - Your point becomes diluted when you prove yourself an idiot by not understanding 3rd grade English. Here's a generalization: most Clapton fans love extremely boring music.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 3:54 PM

"Did he write Layla? That's a pretty good song I guess."

Meh. Only the second half is interesting, which was not written by Clapton.

Even his covers are atrocious. I Shot the Sheriff? Ugh.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 4:03 PM

I love it when sausages try ti dilute themselves into thinking that they're straight.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 4:04 PM

"Wonderful Tonight" is not trite, not schmaltzy, and certainly not boring. I could listen to that song 24/7/365.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 4:09 PM

"Wonderful Tonight" - not schmaltzy - da fuck?

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 4:10 PM

More of a grammar mistake, not spelling. And you misused it literally the exact same way in your comment...fucking moron.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 4:18 PM

^4:18 - holy shit. That was the sarcasm. You really are stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 4:20 PM

@410 - that was a joke about the most syrup-y horrible song of all time.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 4:20 PM

Not one of the other people who commented but someone said it before and I think it should not go unseen. 2:41 called it a spelling mistake which it was most certainly not but rather a grammer one which is a big difference. That, to me, is just as glaring as the mistake 2:36 made.

In conclusion, you both are idiots.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 4:38 PM

4:38 here, and this is what i get for typing too fast.
Grammer=grammar

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 4:40 PM

4:38 back again. Let's try this again.
It is a grammatical error

Wish this comment board had an edit function.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 4:41 PM

Suuure 420

1. Attack someone for spelling
2. Make same mistake
3. Get called out
4. Cry sarcasm or joke (oldest trick in internet book)
5. ???
6. Profit

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 4:50 PM

My spelling/grammar mistake aside, I guess by this point it is extremely obvious that that guy is a terrible guitarist in some shitty post-punk noise rock band.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 4:53 PM

Clapton is a white supremacist

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 5:15 PM

slow hand...

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 5:16 PM

If you used a word you meant to use in a wrong context or in the wrong tense, it is a grammar error.

If you spell the word you intended incorrectly, even if it's a homonym or an otherwise valid word (having a meaning other than the one you intended) it is a spelling mistake.

If you have to beat a dead horse and can't admit that you are a moron sausage, you are the Buckeye Shrimper

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 5:35 PM

Connor Clapton Committed Suicide Because His Dad Sucks

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 5:37 PM

^ You are an awful human being to make that reference to the tragic death of an innocent child.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 5:39 PM

"If you have to beat a dead horse"

You mean like what you are doing with that comment of yours 5:37.

Fucking tool idiot. Oh and you are wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 5:41 PM

Very well aware of the song and those guys were just as awful as you are 5:37

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 5:55 PM

5:41, endless shame .....


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Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 6:14 PM

Anything Clapton was on from yardbirds to Layla was pretty awesome. After that he's boooooring. Dude was pretty influential too. Clapton is God actually.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 6:57 PM

Derek and the Dominoes had some great stuff. But Clapton solo? Snore.....

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 7:13 PM

461 was his last good solo album. And that was a long time ago.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2012 7:17 PM

woohoo, doyle bramhall 2!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2012 12:42 AM

Speller/grammAr/cller-outer says: I called it a spelling mistake because I assumed the original poster wasn't completely braindead and only mis-typed rather than mis-used. This is why I called out his Spelling mistake.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 9:37 AM

Cool. Kevin Mazur is now a BV contributing photographer.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 10:59 AM

If he is so boring why are you even talkig about him or obviousley thinking about going to a concert its jerks like all you anonymous grab the tickets to people you obviousley do not like since you think he is so horrible buy me the Ticket!

Posted by Brenda Whitson | November 24, 2012 5:30 PM

Clapton is the best.

Posted by Eric Clapton | November 30, 2012 11:13 AM

Clapton is coming to Nashville in a few months and I really hope I get to see him. I haven’t before and I know it would be something I would never forget. Clapton is god. Great post keep up the hard work. Check these out IStillGotMyGuitar.

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Posted by Michal | February 24, 2013 3:21 PM

eric Clapton is a legend.

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