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Eric Clapton has announced a spring tour that will bring him through the Arena at Gwinnett Center at 7:30 p.m. March 27. Tickets are $55-$95 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 30.
The U.S. outing will wrap April 12-13 at Madison Square Garden with Clapton’s fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival, spotlighting a dazzling array of talent including Jeff Beck, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Buddy Guy, Keb Mo and Jonny Lang.
The rest of the dates, though, will feature Clapton’s long-time band members Doyle Bramhall II (guitar), Steve Jordan (drums), Chris Stainton (keyboards) and Willie Weeks (bass), along with new recruits Paul Carrack (organ/keys) and Greg Leisz (pedal steel guitar). Michelle John and Sharon White will take the stage as backing vocalists.
The tour also features a special opener: The Wallflowers, who recently released their first new album since 2005 and played a tight set at the intimate Smith’s Olde Bar in September.
Ticket prices for Gwinnett – which Clapton last played in March 2010 – haven’t yet been announced.