After more than ten years, Eric Clapton returns to Italy with two live concerts - one in Milan and the other in Bologna on 8 June. Hosted by the Crossroad Guitar Festival, an event which, in 2019, held its fifth edition, bringing together the most famous guitarists of the world in a series of creative collaborations, the musician comes to the Mediolanum Forum as part of a summer tour through Europe and Russia. Nicknamed “Slowhand” (by his manager Giorgio Gomelsky in the ‘60s), Clapton will be accompanied by his band which includes several members that have played with him for quite some time, including Nathan East on bass, Paul Carrack and Chris Stainton on keyboards, Doyle Bramhall II on guitars and background vocalists Sharon White and Katie Kissoon. The opening act is Tom Misch, coming off a sold out tour in Europe and the United States. Just 24 years old, the British artist masterfully mixes various sources of inspiration and, only two years after his debut album, Geography, he has already worked with important artists, such as Michael Kiwankura. Clapton’s tour begins in Prague on 29 May and ends in Moscow on 30 June.
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