Eric Clapton's 2014 concert tour visited locations in the Far East, the Persian Gulf, the southern United States, the United Kingdom and Europe. Clapton played concerts from February through June in 17 cities.Continue Reading
The Far Eastern phase of the tour started in Japan, moving from the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo to the Yokohama Arena, the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium in Nagoya, Osaka Castle Hall and back to Tokyo. The 2014 kickoff marked Clapton's 200th concert in Japan. The next stop was the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Malaysia after tour managers cancelled a scheduled stop in Bangkok. All of the concerts in Asia played to sold-out crowds.
Venues in the Persian Gulf region were the Dubai Media City Amphitheater in the United Arab Emirates and the Spring of Culture Festival at Arad Fort in Bahrain. The documentary "Planes, Trains and Eric" memorializes the first leg of Clapton's tour.
United States stops included the 45th NOLA Jazz Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana, where Clapton played to 50,000 fans. From there he traveled to the Mud Island Amphitheater in Memphis, Tennessee, the Oak Mountain Amphitheater in Pelham, Alabama, and the Chastain Park Amphitheater in Atlanta, Georgia.
The United Kingdom segment visited the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland, and the First Direct Arena in Leeds, England. Technical difficulties in Glasgow interrupted the concert.
European engagements wrapped the season at the SAP Arena in Mannheim, Germany, the Wiener Stadthalle Halle D in Vienna, Austria, and the Life Festival Oswiecim 2014 at MOSiR Stadium in Poland.Learn more about Art & Literature