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  posted on 6/11/2009 at 07:36 AM
Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood Open U.S. Tour At New Jersey’s Izod Center

Legendary musicians Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood opened up their 14-date tour of the United States on 10 June 2009 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Like the now-historic shows at Madison Square Garden last year, the tour was not billed as a reunion of their supergroup, Blind Faith. Yet, their set certainly played homage to Blind Faith's lone album, with the entire A side of it being performed in their 2 hour 15 minute concert. Like the MSG shows, the dual frontmen amply touched on Winwood's time in Traffic, Spencer Davis Group and his solo career. It was the same with Clapton's back catalog - songs like "Forever Man" "After Midnight" and "Cocaine"- illustrated his incredible 45 year recording history.

The concert at Izod Center was not merely a recreation of their best-selling DVD and CD sets now in stores (Clapton & Winwood: Live From Madison Square Garden). But like the Madison Square Garden shows, the men elevated each other's performance to an incredible degree. The band now includes the supremely talented backing vocalists Michelle John and Sharon White. Their vocals filled gaps that weren't entirely noticeable last year, but with their addition, many fans commented after the show much was indeed missing in that area, particularly on some of the Blind Faith numbers. Abe Laboriel Jr. is a brilliant addition to the rhythm section, which also features bass legend Willie Weeks. Abe's percussive talents are familiar to many from his previous stints in Eric Clapton's band, as well as with Paul McCartney. Rounding out the band is the always amazing Chris Stainton, who was given ample occasion to show off his keyboard chops. An original member of Joe Cocker's Grease Band, Stainton has worked with Clapton for much of the last 30 years. Chris' solo turns had the New Jersey audience cheering.

Following a week of rehearsals, which allowed their backing band to get to know each other musically, Clapton and Winwood walked on stage at 8:15PM and opened their 22 song set with "Had To Cry Today". There may have been some first show of a tour jitters during the first number, but Clapton and Winwood quickly began to exchange gratified smiles of satisfaction. What followed over the course of the evening was the result of a true creative partnership: emotive vocals, soulful sounds from Winwood's Hammond B3 and fiery guitar solos from both Clapton and Winwood.

In addition to their own material, Clapton and Winwood treated the audience to cover versions of some of their favorites, including "Voodoo Chile" and "Little Wing" which were highlights at Madison Square Garden and again this evening.

Clapton performed Big Maceo's "Tough Luck Blues" with it's great line "I used to have a car, it was painted white and black, I couldn't keep up the payments, and the man he took it back". He dedicated the song to Hubert Sumlin, who was spotted seated in the audience. It replaced "Double Trouble" which had been performed at Madison Square Garden in the "blues" spot of the show.

Near the midpoint of the evening, Winwood performed a stunning version of "Georgia On My Mind", accompanying himself on Hammond B3. The format of the show changed a bit as Clapton was accompanied on "Driftin'", a number he has been performing regularly on his solo tours. One fan commented that his acoustic guitar skills have grown far beyond those he demonstrated on his blockbuster 1992 live CD, "Unplugged". This part of the show also contained the most surprises. Both Winwood and Clapton picked up Martin EC Model acoustics for "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out", "Layla" which featured a closing solo from Winwood, and a gorgeous version of "Can't Find My Way Home."

They closed out the main part of the show with powerful performances of "Little Wing", "Voodoo Chile," and "Cocaine" before coming out for the encore, "Dear Mr. Fantasy". After their final bows, the crowd continued to cheer. They certainly left the New Jersey audience wanting more.

Throughout the evening, Clapton played his stratocaster like a man possessed and Winwood wasn't far behind in the guitar solo department. A simply outstanding concert all the way around and definitely one of the "must see" shows of the summer.

The next stop is the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia on Friday 12 June, followed by the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. on Saturday 13 June. The tour wraps 30 June in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl. There is no support act for the tour.

Eric Clapton's and Steve Winwood's DVD, "Live From Madison Square Garden" debuted at Number 1 on the DVD charts when it was released on 19 May. The double CD of the same name debuted at Number 14 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.

Check out what fans who were there have to say about the show in the Clapton Winwood Tour Review Section.

Clapton / Winwood Set List - 10 June 2009
Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ

01. Had To Cry Today
02. Low Down
03. After Midnight
04. Sleeping In The Ground
05. Presence Of The Lord
06. Glad
07. Well Alright
08. Tough Luck Blues
09. Tell The Truth
10. Pearly Queen
11. No Face, No Name, No Number
12. Forever Man
13. Georgia On My Mind - Steve Winwood solo
14. Driftin' - acoustic
15. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
16. Layla - acoustic version
17. Can't Find My Way Home
18. Split Decision
19. Little Wing
20. Voodoo Chile
21. Cocaine

Encore:
22. Dear Mr. Fantasy

Band Lineup:
Eric Clapton - guitar, vocals
Steve Winwood - vocals, Hammond B3, guitar
Chris Stainton - keyboards
Willie Weeks - bass
Abe Laboriel, Jr. - drums
Michelle John - backing vocals
Sharon White - backing vocals

http://www.whereseric.com/news/2009/06/eric-clapton-steve-winwood-tour-izod -center-east-rutherford-new-jersey-10-june-2009-set-list-review.html


[Edited on 6/15/2009 by chuckels]

[Edited on 6/28/2009 by chuckels]

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  posted on 6/11/2009 at 08:55 AM
Did the Arc Angels open the NY show?

This review said the show started at 8:15.

Just wondering what the deal is, because I'm going on Friday in Philly, the ticket says 7:30 . . . so an 8:15 actual start time seems early -- especially since the Philly show has Bramhall's Arc Angels opening.

Just trying to figure it all out so I don't miss anything.

 

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  posted on 6/11/2009 at 08:58 AM
Nice review!

 

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  posted on 6/11/2009 at 09:49 AM
Nobody opened. Get there at 7:30 if you can, I don't think they'll keeo you waiting.

The lighting director should be hung. I don't see how anyone could think shining spolights directly behind the performers, directly into the audiences' eyes every thrd song is a good idea.

It's not Voodoo Chile, but Voodoo Chile (a slight return) which Winwood played on Electric Ladyland. I'm wrong(edit 11:56AM)

On Georgia and Voodoo Chile (a slight return), Winwood reminded everyone that before synths and effects, the Hammond B3 was THE KEYBOARD, I haven't heard it played like that in decades.

Winwood's guitar solo during Layla was great.

The whole band was perfect, the two ladies singing background, Michelle John and Sharon White, really added a lot to the performance.

My only complaint was that there should have been a song, like Low Spark of High Heeled Boys (but not necessarily that one) that featured Winwoods piano soloing.

All in all a great show, well worth the money and the 20 minute walk from the parking lot.


Me bad, I shoud do my research before opening my mouth, I see some one beat me to the punch. I always get the two Vodoo Chile's confused, and think it's someone else.

[Edited on 6/11/2009 by njpaulc]

 

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  posted on 6/11/2009 at 10:02 AM
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It's not Voodoo Chile, but Voodoo Chile (a slight return) which Winwood played on Electric Ladyland.


I respectfully beg to differ. "Voodoo Child (slight return)" is the one SRV covered. The one Winwood appeared on on Electric Ladyland was "Voodoo Chile" the slower, longer jam with Jack Casady on bass. (the same version EC & SW did at the MSG shows, and I assume is the one they're doing this tour)

 
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  posted on 6/11/2009 at 10:05 AM
Another great show. Was possibly going to skip this one after seeing the MSG show and enjoying it so much. Glad a went last night. The acoustic set was stellar. The femaile backup singers were great. New drummer was great, I remembered him from McCartney's band. The Voodoo Chile played was Voodoo Chile, the long blues jam that Winwood played on on Electric Lady Land. Slight Return is the shorter more upbeat version. That was not played.
This tour is well-worth seeing.

 

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  posted on 6/11/2009 at 10:06 AM
Nice review. The setlist is a slight variation of the one they did at MSG in February of this year.
I heard Voodoo Chile and Little Wing were off the charts, as they were in February.

 

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  posted on 6/11/2009 at 10:35 AM
repost from another forum but....

Quick reflections on the show last night....if you like the new DVD that just came out then you were loving this show. In-fact I would say it was even better. Clapton and Winwood really seemed to be inline together and were both playing hard. Winwood was smiling all over the place and seemed really into the music. They sat down for a few also. Winwood performed his version on the organ of "Georgia on My Mind" then Clapton came out and played Driftin...however instead of being completely solo the band was out there and provided a nice back section. Then they remained on stage and played a real nice acoustic version of "Knowbody Loves You..." w/Winwood, Can't Find My Way Home (acoustic) w/Windwood on an EC signature Martin, and then Layla (acoustic version) with both Winwood and Clapton soloing!!!

They finished the show with Little Wing, Voodoo Chile (which as a fan of Jimi Blues I am not sure where else you are getting this song played at this level), and then closed out with Dear Mr. Fantasy.....not sure of the particular order but it was something to that nature.

Overall, I thought the show was awesome. Full of energy and great playing. I went thinking the show was going to be almost identical to the DVD and really it wasn't. Yes, songs selections were very similar but that's what your going to see!!! Arrangements of the songs seemed tighter and almost more aggressive. Perhaps they are more comfortable playing with another....or perhaps it is just Clapton and Winwood and enough said!!!!

 

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  posted on 6/11/2009 at 10:39 AM
Also of note and I sure interest to many here....Clapton played a series of Strats the entire show and by all means I thought the tone of his guitars was unreal last night....however sitting next him was a Gibson semi-hollow body that was never touched...perhaps just a back-up but I was really hoping to see him pick that thing up for a song or two....I know that always sparks interest for many on this site....as it does for me as well. Winwood playing a EC Martin was also very cool!

 

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  posted on 6/11/2009 at 10:59 AM
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It's not Voodoo Chile, but Voodoo Chile (a slight return) which Winwood played on Electric Ladyland.


I respectfully beg to differ. "Voodoo Child (slight return)" is the one SRV covered. The one Winwood appeared on on Electric Ladyland was "Voodoo Chile" the slower, longer jam with Jack Casady on bass. (the same version EC & SW did at the MSG shows, and I assume is the one they're doing this tour)


You are 100% corerect thank you, I allway get them confused and should my research before I open my yap(or at least type) Sorry, and thank you for correcting my error

 

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  posted on 6/11/2009 at 01:17 PM
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Did the Arc Angels open the NY show?

This review said the show started at 8:15.

Just wondering what the deal is, because I'm going on Friday in Philly, the ticket says 7:30 . . . so an 8:15 actual start time seems early -- especially since the Philly show has Bramhall's Arc Angels opening.

Just trying to figure it all out so I don't miss anything.


Arc Angels will not be opening act. There is none. They will do mini tour in July.

The last I heard they were in Mark Knopler's studio working on new record, after opening for Clapton.

 

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  posted on 6/11/2009 at 01:38 PM
Thanks for the reviews. I'm surprised Double Trouble was dropped, that was my highlight song from MSG, just some serious blues notes from EC on that. Nice add, Nobody Knows You WYDAO. Wish them boys woulda come south.
 

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  posted on 6/11/2009 at 01:47 PM
Thanks for the updates. I can't wait to see them tomorrow night in Philly!!
 
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  posted on 6/11/2009 at 02:16 PM
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Did the Arc Angels open the NY show?

This review said the show started at 8:15.

Just wondering what the deal is, because I'm going on Friday in Philly, the ticket says 7:30 . . . so an 8:15 actual start time seems early -- especially since the Philly show has Bramhall's Arc Angels opening.

Just trying to figure it all out so I don't miss anything.


Arc Angels will not be opening act. There is none. They will do mini tour in July.

The last I heard they were in Mark Knopler's studio working on new record, after opening for Clapton.


That's fine if they don't open, I'm not too keen on Doyle's playing.

 

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  posted on 6/11/2009 at 02:18 PM
I'm curious . . . how does their arrangement of "Glad" come off?

I've never heard any live versions of it before, but hearing the studio version in my head, it just seems like a song that isn't quite suited for this band set-up. But, hell, I'm sure they pull it off perfectly.

 

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It's not Voodoo Chile, but Voodoo Chile (a slight return) which Winwood played on Electric Ladyland.


I respectfully beg to differ. "Voodoo Child (slight return)" is the one SRV covered. The one Winwood appeared on on Electric Ladyland was "Voodoo Chile" the slower, longer jam with Jack Casady on bass. (the same version EC & SW did at the MSG shows, and I assume is the one they're doing this tour)


You are 100% corerect thank you, I allway get them confused and should my research before I open my yap(or at least type) Sorry, and thank you for correcting my error


No prob! It took me YEARS to get to where I could tell them apart by name. SRV's cover was basically cemented in my mind which one was which...I ruined a couple of LP copies of Electric Ladyland over the years continually dropping the tonearm on the wrong track! (I guess I'm not a fast learner! HA!)

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I'm curious . . . how does their arrangement of "Glad" come off?

I've never heard any live versions of it before, but hearing the studio version in my head, it just seems like a song that isn't quite suited for this band set-up. But, hell, I'm sure they pull it off perfectly.


Just from seeing the version from the MSG show DVD, it's GREAT! (always been one of my favorite Traffic tracks!) Chris Stainton plays the B3, Winwood the piano & Clapton plays Chris Wood's sax part. I like how they segue into Blind Faith's Buddy Holly cover of "Well...Alirght" instead of into "Freedom Rider". (although I kind of was hoping they WOULD do "Freedom Rider" this time around)

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  posted on 6/11/2009 at 03:33 PM
Some great pics posted on the Beacon forum:

http://allmanbrothers.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&file=v iewthread&tid=94360

 

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  posted on 6/11/2009 at 10:54 PM
thanks. wish i had the money to see this concert. instead i bought the cd set of madison square garden. the setlist needs a little shake up though.

oh yeah my double cd case was broken and now i'll have to buy another one which are hard to find. i hate that

 

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  posted on 6/12/2009 at 12:27 PM
Tonight in Philly.

Friends scored some good off floor seats for DC

 

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  posted on 6/12/2009 at 12:38 PM
Can anyone confirm the time. Someone up above says 7:30, my tix say 8PM

 

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  posted on 6/12/2009 at 12:45 PM
My tix also say 8 (I miswrote in an earlier post, 7:30). 8 would comport with the start time of the show the other night too.

Despite people saying "no", I'm still reading some stuff that says Arc Angels will be opening.

I guess we'll find out soon enough.

 

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Can anyone confirm the time. Someone up above says 7:30, my tix say 8PM



I believe it is 8 PM, but call so you know for sure!!!!

 

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  posted on 6/12/2009 at 01:13 PM
Wacchovia site says 8.... I hope to get in with someone's spare at the door. (crosses fingers)

I'll be taking photos

 

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  posted on 6/12/2009 at 01:15 PM
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Wacchovia site says 8.... I hope to get in with someone's spare at the door. (crosses fingers)

I'll be taking photos


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