The world’s Number 1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band make a welcome return to Tyne Theatre & Opera House on Friday 23rd of September as part of their 30th Anniversary Tour.
Formed in Newcastle in 1985 and featuring front-man Mike Hall (who not only looks like Eric, but sings and plays guitar like him too), the band named themselves “After Midnight” after Eric Clapton’s first solo hit. In the past 30 years they have become one of the best-loved bands in Tyneside.
Classic Clapton are no strangers to Tyne Theatre & Opera House, having filmed part of a Tyne Tees Television documentary called “Cover Their Tracks” on the theatre’s stage, with 600 fans watching their live show.
Classic Clapton comprises four excellent musicians who stunningly recreate Slowhand’s electrifying stage performances. The whole of Eric Clapton’s illustrious career is covered including Cream, The Bluesbreakers, The Yardbirds, Blind Faith, Derek & The Dominos and the solo years.
Classic Clapton have toured throughout the UK including numerous sell-out shows. They have appeared at The Royal Festival Hall and Glastonbury Festival where they were a major success. In the past few years they have played numerous concerts in Europe including Spain, Estonia, Holland & France. In 2009 they even appeared in Mumbai. They were invited back for three more concerts in India in January this year.
A two hour journey through the music of Eric Clapton, The show features all of the hits, including Wonderful Tonight, I Shot The Sheriff, Lay Down Sally, Crossroads, Tears in Heaven, Layla and even an Unplugged segment.
Classic Clapton join a diverse programme of musical events at Tyne Theatre & Opera House for 2016, with other performers including Irish country music star Nathan Carter and indie-pop hero Lloyd Cole, to name but a few.
Theatre Director Joanne Johnson says: “We’re continuing to expand our programme of musical events at Tyne Theatre & Opera House, with Classic Clapton being the latest addition to an eclectic line-up. There’s something for everyone, from the moody indie folk of Sun Kil Moon right through to the poppier end of the spectrum with the return of Joe McElderry at the end of the year.”
Tickets are available now priced at £15.