Eric Clapton Adds Minnesota Stop At Xcel Energy Center To His Limited 2023 Tour
One of rock's true legends has added a Minnesota date to his limited tour this upcoming fall. And, the concert will mark his first appearance in the state in almost fifteen years!
Eric Clapton will play a one-night show at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Thursday, September 14, with a 7:30 PM showtime. Opening act will be Jimmie Vaughn.
Considered one of "most influential guitarists" in music - rock or otherwise, Clapton established his place in music history when he joined the Yardbirds in 1963. Two years later, he joined forces with Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce to form what's largely considered one of the first "supergroups" - Cream. Following the breakup of that group, Clapton formed Blind Faith with Baker, Steve Winwood, and others. Although Blind Faith only recorded one album together, they are considered a seminal rock band.
Once Blind Faith went their separate ways, Clapton briefly joined Delaney & Bonnie before forming Derek and the Dominos for a one-album stint - that yielded the legendary hit "Layla".
Finally, Clapton embarked on a full-time solo career in 1974. Since then, he's been a fixture on the rock charts with all-time-classics like "Lay Down Sally", "Wonderful Tonight", "I Can't Stand It", "Forever Man", and "It's In The Way That You Use It".
Clapton's stop in St. Paul at the Xcel Energy Center marks his first appearance in Minnesota or the Twin Cities since 2009.
Tickets for the September 14 show will be available for sale through a tiered-approach, with Fan Club Presale starting in March 29 at 10:00 AM. A Jam Presale will start March 30. Tickets for the general public will first go on sale on Friday, March 31 at 10:00 AM via Ticketmaster.
Again, the special guest for the evenings concert will be Jimmy Vaugh. Joining Clapton in his band for the date will be Doyle Bramhall II, Paul Carrack, Nathan East, Sonny Emory, and Chris Stainton. Sharon White and Katie Kissoon will provide the backing vocals for the concert dates.