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