Eric Clapton Announces Lineup for Crossroads Guitar Festival in L.A.
Eric Clapton unveiled a diverse, star-studded roster of artists performing at the seventh installment of his Crossroads Guitar Festival, which will take place over two nights at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California, Sept. 23-24.
The event features 41 acts, including The War On Drugs, Santana, Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark Jr., John Mayer Trio, Buddy Guy, ZZ Top and H.E.R.
Tickets for the festival go on sale on Friday, April 21, at 10 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster and only single-day passes will be available. The announcement noted that “not all artists will perform both nights, but Eric Clapton will perform both nights.”
Other artists on the bill include Joe Bonamassa, Doyle Bramhall II, James Bullard, Jerry Douglas, Jakob Dylan, Andy Fairweather Low, Samantha Fish, Sonny Landreth, Albert Lee, Los Lobos, Taj Mahal, Pedro Martins, John McLaughlin, Del McCoury Band, Roger McGuinn, Keb’ Mo’ , Ariel Posen, Robert Randolph, Eric Gales, Vince Gill, Ben Haggard, Sierra Hull, Marcus King, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, The Bros. Landreth, Robbie Robertson, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Gustavo Santaolalla, Daniel Santiago, Stephen Stills, Molly Tuttle, Jimmie Vaughan and Bradley Walker.
This year’s Crossroads Guitar Festival marks the first time it is being held on the West Coast. The first installment was at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 1999, and it returned to the famous arena in 2013. The city of Bridgeview, Illinois, also hosted the festival twice in 2007 and 2010, as well as Dallas, Texas, in 2004 and 2019.
Guitar Center, a co-sponsor of the festival, will have its Festival Village adjacent to the Arena and showcase a collection of limited-edition and artist-picked guitars that will be available via auction following the event. Proceeds from the two-day event and auction will benefit The Crossroads Centre at Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton.
For more information about the festival and tickets, visit crossroadsguitarfestival.com.
Clapton had a successful run last fall with shows in the U.S. and Europe. From two sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden Sept. 18-19, the legendary musician grossed nearly $4 million from 23,598 tickets, according to Pollstar box office reports. He also played at Hallenstadion Zurich in Switzerland on Oct. 14 and sold 10,805 tickets, earning him nearly $1.8 million.