Clapton Dates – U.S. With Daltrey, Europe With Winwood

Eric Clapton keeps loading up his touring schedule, announcing a U.S. run with special guest Roger Daltrey, and a European outing with his old Blind Faith mate Steve Winwood.

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Oracle Arena, Oakland, Calif.

The twin announcements come one week after Clapton and Jeff Beck announced three February dates for the U.S. and Canada – New York (Feb. 18), Toronto (Feb. 21) and Montreal (Feb. 22). Since the announcement a second show has been added to New York – Feb. 19 at Madison Square Garden.

The Clapton solo U.S. tour begins shortly after the dates with Beck, kicking off Feb. 25 in Pittsburgh at the Mellon Arena. From there the tour heads to Nashville for a gig at The Sommet Center Feb. 27 and plays Birmingham at the BJCC Arena Feb. 28.

Other stops on the 11-city tour include Tulsa (March 2), Kansas City (March 3), Memphis (March 5), New Orleans (March 6), Raleigh (March 8), Atlanta (March 9) and Ft. Lauderdale (March 11). Last date on the itinerary is March 13 in Orlando at Amway Arena.

Recreating the successful Clapton / Winwood 2009 North America tour, the Blind Faith partners head to Europe for a May/June co-headline, beginning May 18 in Birmingham, England, at the NEC.

Other Euro dates include London at Wembley Arena May 20; Merksem (Antwerp), Belgium, at Sportpaleis May 23; Paris at Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy May 25 and Dusseldorf at Philipshalle May 28.

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Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

Other cities on the listing include Arnhem (May 29), Malmo (May 31), Berlin (June 2), Hamburg (June 3), Munich (June 5), Vienna (June 7), Belgrade (June 9) and Bucharest June 11. Last date on the Clapton/Winwood Euro tour is June 13 in Turkey at Santral Istanbul.

All ticket sales will be announced locally. For more information, click here for Eric Clapton’s Web site and here for Steve Winwood’s home on the ‘Net.