Eric Clapton – 13 May 2009 – Echo Arena, Liverpool

It is a tradition Eric plays the most songs on the first night of the tour, so it is not a surprise he only played 16 songs instead of 18 songs tonight. The 2 songs he dropped are “Layla” and “Hoochie Coochie Man”. And there is a “major” change in the setlist: Layla acoustic instead of Driftin’ acoustic……It wasn’t a great concert by any means, just an average show. Eric played really well, he played a great wah wah solos on Anything For Your Love and Cocaine. Going Down Slow has a long intro and is a good version. The first half was good. But the concert was really spoiled by the extended solos by Tim Carmen …. The biggest problem is that the crowd – and more worrying – Eric loved it! After the sitdown set boredom starts to set in, it’s the greatest hits part of the concert. Eric looked ill, sweating a lot and was asking Lee Dickson to give him cough pills. That would explain why Eric dropped the Electric Layla, he sounded like he had a sore throat.


Eric Clapton Not Dark Yet playing Liverpool Echo Arena 13th May 2009

01 Going Down Slow
02 Anything For Your Love
03 Key To The Highway
04 Old Love
05 I Shot The Sheriff

06 Layla (acoustic)
07 Lay Down Sally
08 Not Dark Yet (Bob Dylan song)
09 Anytime For You (Big Maceo Merriweather – written by Dan Howell)
10 Somewhere Over The Rainbow

11 Badge
12 Little Queen of Spades
13 Before You Accuse Me
14 Wonderful Tonight
15 Cocaine

16 Crossroads

The band:
Guitar: Andy Fairweather Low
Drums: Steve Gadd
Keyboards: Chris Stainton
Keyboards: Tim Carmon
Bass: Willie Weeks
Backing vocals: Michelle John &Sharon White

Arc Angels (Doyle Bramhall II guitars & vocals, Chris Layton drums and Charlie Sexton guitar & vocals)

Liverpool Echo

Eric Clapton Lay Down Sally Liverpool Echo Arena 13th May 2009

Arc Angels Liverpool Echo Arena 13th May 2009 Supporting Eric Clapton