Happy Birthday to Eric Clapton, who turns 75 today (March 30th)!!! Clapton is the latest artist to push back his upcoming dates, opting to postpone his European tour for nearly a year. Clapton was supposed to kick off the European jaunt this past Sunday (May 29th) in Prague, Czech Republic. All tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled 2021 dates. Ticket holders should hold on to their original tickets and await further information.
A message was posted on Clapton's social media, which read: “Following the advice of global healthcare agencies and local government instructions, we are sorry that we have no alternative but to announce that the Eric Clapton's European Tour planned for May/June 2020 will now be rescheduled to summer 2021. The health and safety of our band, crew, venue staff and fans are our top priority. We look forward to seeing you in Spring 2021 — Eric Clapton Touring”
Since his mid-'60s stint in the Yardbirds, through John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek & The Dominos, and his solo career, Clapton — who was affectionately dubbed “Slowhand” by his fans — has come to personify the best in blues-rock guitar. Clapton holds the unique distinction for being the only artist inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times — for his time in the Yardbirds, Cream, and for the work on his own.