Most of here in Chicago were disappointed when Eric Clapton announced that he was not going to do the infamous Crossroads Guitar Festival here and instead move it to New York. (Insert sad trombone sound here). As a result, many of us were not able to attend this amazing concert full of legendary musicians. Good News my friend, the Crossroads Guitar Festival movie is coming to theaters!
Eric Clapton is enough of a music veteran to know rock rule #13 – There is no retiring in rock and roll, however he has decided that the time has almost come to retire from the road.
“So the idea is I'm taking a leaf out of JJ [Cale]'s book: When I'm 70, I'll stop. I won't stop playing or doing one-offs, but I'll stop touring, I think." Said Eric Clapton to Rolling Stone.
Now, considering that Mr. Clapton will turn 68 years old this march, his current tour might very well be your last chance to see him.. “on tour”. He simply doesn’t like the travel.
Eric Clapton released special anniversary editions of his iconic Slowhand album this week – and along with it a very cool Facebook “Fender Tweed Amp” Application (app).
You already know what an amazing album “Slowhand” is, but perhaps you don’t know about all the cool extras that come in the deluxe anniversary issue. Well, then that is exactly what the cool new Tweed amp app is all about.
Here is where you can see it for yourself: http://www.facebook.com/ericclapton/app_403401889736798
We the rockers of Chicago have been so fortunate over the years to have Mr. Clapton throw his Crossroads guitar festival in our backyard. Considering it has included the very best guitarists from many different genres, it has really been a blessing for me to attend. In other words, I frikkin LOVE IT!
The good news is that Eric Clapton has announced his 2013 tour dates and it all ends with a 2 night Crossroads festival. The bad news, well for us Chicagoans, is that it will not be in our backyard. This time New York City gets the honors.