Eric Clapton Adds 20 Dates To North American Tour

Slowhand to appear three nights at Madison Square Garden then head west.

Slowhand's touring pace isn't slowing down.

Eric Clapton has added 20 more dates to his North American tour (see "Eric Clapton Announces North American Tour Dates"), beginning with a newly announced third night at New York's Madison Square Garden on June 23. After that show, Clapton's schedule calls for a month off before he kicks off a string of Midwestern and Western shows on July 17 in St. Paul, Minn.

On March 13 the singer/guitarist released Reptile, which debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and currently sits at #31. In addition to new Clapton originals, the album includes covers of Stevie Wonder's "I Ain't Gonna Stand for It" and Ray Charles' "Come Back Baby."

Texas singer/guitarist Doyle Bramhall II and his band Smokestack will open all dates on the tour, according to a Reprise spokesperson.

Eric Clapton tour dates, according to Reprise:

  • 5/10 - Dallas, TX @ Reunion Arena

  • 5/12 - San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome

  • 5/14 - Houston, TX @ Compaq Center

  • 5/15 - New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena

  • 5/18 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ National Car Rental Center

  • 5/19 - Tampa, FL @ Ice Palace

  • 5/21 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena

  • 5/22 - Memphis, TN @ The Pyramid

  • 5/24 - Nashville, TN @ Nashville Arena

  • 5/25 - Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Coliseum

  • 5/27 - Washington, DC @ MCI Center

  • 5/30 - State College, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center

  • 6/1 - Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena

  • 6/2 - Indianapolis, IN @ Conseco Fieldhouse

  • 6/4 - Cleveland, OH @ Gund Arena

  • 6/6 - Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills

  • 6/9 - Toronto, Ontario @ Air Canada Centre

  • 6/11-12 - Boston, MA @ Fleet Center

  • 6/15 - Buffalo, NY @ HSBC Arena

  • 6/16 - Albany, NY @ Pepsi Arena

  • 6/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Union Center

  • 6/21-23 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden

  • 7/17 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center

  • 7/19 - Fargo, ND @ Fargodome

  • 7/21 - Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center

  • 7/22 - St. Louis, MO @ Savvis Center

  • 7/24-25 - Chicago, IL @ United Center

  • 7/27 - Moline, IL @ Mark of the Quad Cities

  • 7/28 - Kansas City, MO @ Kemper Arena

  • 7/30 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center

  • 8/1 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Delta Center

  • 8/2 - Nampa, ID @ Idaho Center

  • 8/4 - Seattle, WA @ KeyArena at Seattle Center

  • 8/5 - Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place

  • 8/7 - Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena

  • 8/11 - Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena

  • 8/13 - Las Vegas, NV @ Thomas and Mack Center

  • 8/15 - Phoenix, AZ @ America West Arena

  • 8/17-18 - Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center