Widely considered one of the world’s all-time guitar greats, Eric Clapton today announced a major U.S. tour culminating in the fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival. The Festival, which has become legendary in its own right for performances and impromptu collaborations from the world’s legendary guitar players, will take place April 12-13 at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden for the first time. A full list of artists expected to perform appears below.
“Slowhand” and his band will visit more than a dozen cities across the U.S. beginning March 14, 2013 in Phoenix at US Airways Center (see complete dates below). The tour will end with the two-night Festival where Clapton will gather past, present and future icons of guitar music onto one stage for an unparalleled musical event. All profits from the Festival benefit The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton for chemically dependent persons. The Festival is presented by Chase.
Since its inception, Clapton’s vision for the Crossroads Guitar Festival has been to create a matchless event where his friends and musical contemporaries can “let their hair down” and perform together for the benefit of a good cause.
This year’s Festival features two-nights of musical performances highlighted by once-in-a-lifetime guitar collaborations from an incredible roster of pioneering artists spanning old and new. The audience can expect unrivaled entertainment, brilliant guitar work, surprise guests and impromptu jams that are the hallmark of these performers. This will be the Festival’s first-ever visit to New York and Madison Square Garden.
“The Crossroads Festival is the realization of a dream for me, to gather a group of amazingly talented musicians to perform on one stage,” said Clapton. “The Crossroads performers are all musicians I admire and respect.”
Tickets for the Phoenix show go on sale Friday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. at www.livenation.com. Tickets are priced at $49.00, $69.00 and $89.00. A limited number of Gold Circle tickets will also be available at livenation.com, the box office, Ticketmaster outlets or 800-745-3000. All tickets are subject to applicable fees. Dates & times are subject to change without notice.
Tickets for the Crossroads Guitar Festival Presented By Chase will be offered as an advance sale to Chase customers beginning Monday, Nov. 26 at 12 p.m. EST via www.ticketmaster.com through Thursday, November 29 at 10pm. General Public On-Sale will begin Friday, November 30 at 12pm EST.
For more information go to www.ericclapton.com or www.crossroadsguitarfestival.com
Crossroads Guitar Festival Artist Listing
(Not All Artists Will Perform Both Nights)
Allman Brothers Band
Andy Fairweather Low
Doyle Bramhall II
Gary Clark Jr.
Eric Clapton tour dates. The tour will also feature special guests, The Wallflowers. Please check local listings for ticketing information.
March 14 Phoenix, AZ U.S. Airways Center
March 16 Houston, TX Toyota Center
March 17 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
March 19 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
March 20 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
March 22 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
March 23 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
March 26 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
March 27 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Arena
March 29 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live
March 30 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live
April 2 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
April 3 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
April 5 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
April 6 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
April 12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
April 13 New York, NY Madison Square Garden