Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, November 30, for a performance by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Eric Clapton at the Arena at Gwinnett Center. The March 27 concert in Duluth is part of Clapton’s 2013 tour, according to an announcement issued by Gwinnett Center.
Clapton, whose career began in the 1960s, has assembled a band for the 2013 U.S. tour consisting of long-time touring partners Doyle Bramhall II (guitar), Steve Jordan (drums), Chris Stainton (piano and keyboards), and Willie Weeks (bass), along with newcomers Paul Carrack (organ and keyboards) and Greg Leisz (pedal steel guitar). Michelle John and Sharon White will join the touring band again as backing vocalists.
The tour will also feature The Wallflowers as special guests.
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Clapton was inducted into the Rock Hall in 2000 as a solo artist; previously, he had been inducted as a member of the Yardbirds and as a member of Cream, making him the hall's only three-time inductee.
Clapton's Gwinnett performance is part of a national tour that will culminate with Clapton's appearance at the Crossroads Guitar Festival in New York.
Tickets will be available for purchase at all Ticketmaster locations or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Call 800-745-3000 to charge by phone.
This article originally was posted in Duluth Patch.