Cream Family Members Celebrate Band’s Legacy
A Cream reunion may be impossible, but that doesn’t mean that the sons and nephew of the iconic trio can’t get together in Australia and New Zealand to play the classics tunes with special guest Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple.
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The Fillmore, Detroit, Mich.
The “Music Of Cream” lineup feature Kofi Baker, son of original drummer Ginger Baker, Malcom Bruce, son of original bassist and vocalist Jack Bruce, and Will Johns, nephew of original guitarist Eric Clapton.
Hughes is lending his distinguished voice because he is a huge Cream fan, and collaborated with the group during his career.
Any hopes of seeing the original trio come back together ended when Jack Bruce died in 2014.
The shows start in Melbourne, Australia, on May 23. There are four gigs planned for the Aussies, then three more for the Kiwis, wrapping up in Auckland on June 2.
The setlist for the shows is promised to include “Spoonful,” “Sunshine of Your Love,” “White Room” and “Badge.”
The show is being billed as a “once-in-a-lifetime concert salute to the most innovative and explosive supergroup of all time, in the hands of those that knew them best.”
Here is the plan:
May 23 – Melbourne, Australia, Hammer Hall
May 25 – Sydney, Australia, State Theatre
May 26 – Perth, Australia, Concert Hall
May 29 – Brisbane, Australia, QPAC Concert Hall
May 31 – Wellington, New Zealand, The Opera House
June 1 – Christchurch, New Zealand, Isaac Theatre Royal
June 2 – Auckland, New Zealand, Aotea Centre – ASB Theatre
A presale is on now. The general onsales open March 13, except Melbourne, which goes on sale March 14.
Learn more about the tour at MusicOfCream.com.