Eric Clapton announces 2009 tour dates


Eric Clapton is once again slinging his trusted Stratocaster over his shoulder for a nine date tour in 2009. Beginning in Dublin on 11 May, Slowhand will visit Liverpool and Manchester before embarking on a six-day residency of the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Clapton's no stranger to the Albert Hall, having played 24 consecutive sold-out nights in 1990-91 and breaking a world record in the process. He now compares the experience to: "playing in my front room."

2009 tour dates

11 May - O2, Dublin, Ireland
13 May - Echo Arena, Liverpool
14 May - Manchester Evening News (MEN) Arena, Manchester
16 May - Royal Albert Hall, London
17 May - Royal Albert Hall, London
19 May - Royal Albert Hall, London
20 May - Royal Albert Hall, London
22 May - Royal Albert Hall, London
23 May - Royal Albert Hall, London

The Dublin date is on sale now, and pre-sales for the remaining dates are also available. Check out Where's Eric for details.

Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).