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Eric Clapton to tour U.S. this fall

22 dates announced for 61-year-old legend's tour, but more could be added
/ Source: The Associated Press

Eric Clapton, who last landed stateside for a Cream reunion tour, will return to the U.S. with his own band for a fall tour.

The first leg of his North America tour will begin Sept. 16 in Minneapolis and continue to cities including St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Miami and New York, where Clapton will play two nights at Madison Square Garden.

Twenty-two dates were announced Wednesday, but more shows are expected to be added. The Robert Cray Band will open for the U.S. concerts.

The 61-year-old rock legend recently completed a European tour that included a seven-night run at London’s Royal Albert Hall and ended with a show in Moscow’s Red Square.

Clapton, who is now touring with a band including guitarist Derek Trucks, has been playing both old classics (“Layla,” “Cocaine”) and songs from his 2005 disc, “Back Home.”

Last spring, he reunited with Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker to perform together as Cream for the first time in over 25 years. Clapton has said it was a one-time-only tour.