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Eric Clapton announces new album, Old Sock

on January 30, 2013, 9:00am

eric clapton old sock Eric Clapton announces new album, Old Sock

Guitar legend Eric Clapton has announced plans for his 21st studio album, and first since 2010’s Clapton. The musician’s own imprint Bushbranch Records (in association with SurfDog in the U.S. and Canada and Polydor internationally) will release Old Sock on March 12th.

The record features two newly penned originals (“Every Little”, “Gotta Get Over”) and 10 covers of Clapton’s all-time favorite works rounded out by a number of his contemporaries and friends. Blues legend J.J. Cale adds backing vocals and extra guitar to “Angel”, R&B singer Chaka Khan sings backup vocals on ”Get On Over”, Steve Winwood lends his organ to “Still Got the Blues”, Jim Keltner drums on “Our Love is Here to Stay”, and Sir Paul McCartney returns a favor by playing bass and singing on “All of Me.”

Clapton also culls from a wide range of styles here; from reggae (“Till Your Well Runs Dry” by Peter Tosh) to jazz standards (“All of Me”), to blues (Lead Belly’s “Goodnight Irene”). The full tracklist is available for your perusal just ahead.

In support, the veteran will hit the road for an international tour, which kicks off March 14th in Phoenix, AZ and includes his annual two-day Crossroads Guitar Festival, featuring performers like Allman Brothers Band, B.B. King, Gary Clark Jr., Jeff Beck, and more. This year’s incarnation takes place April 12th-13th at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Old SocksTracklist:
01. Further On Down The Road
02. Angel
03. The Folks Who Live On The Hill
04. Gotta Get Over
05. Till Your Well Runs Dry
06. All Of Me
07. Born To Lose
08. Still Got The Blues
09. Goodnight Irene
10. Your One and Only Man
11. Every Little Thing
12. Our Love Is Here To Stay

Eric Clapton 2013 Tour Dates:
03/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ U.S. Airways Center
03/16 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
03/17 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
03/19 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
03/20 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
03/22 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
03/23 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
03/26 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
03/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Gwinnett Arena
03/29 – Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Live
03/30 – Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Live
04/02 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
04/03 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
04/05 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
04/06 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
04/12 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden (Crossroads Festival)
04/13 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden (Crossroads Festival)
05/09 – Dublin, IE @ O2
05/10 – Belfast, IE @ Odyssey Arena
05/13 – Birmingham, UK @ LG Arena
05/14 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
05/17 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
05/18 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
05/20 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
05/21 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
05/23 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
05/24 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
05/26 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
05/29 – Frankfurt, DE @ Festhalle
05/30 – Berlin, DE @ O2 World
06/01 – Hamburg, DE @ O2 World
06/02 – Leipzig, DE @ Leipzig Arena
06/04 – Kaunas, LT @ Zalgirio Arena
06/05 – Riga, LV @ Riga Arena
06/07 – Lodz, PL @ Poland Atlas Arena
06/09 – Munich, DE @ Olympiahalle
06/11 – Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle
06/12 – Stuttgart, DE @ Schleyerhalle
06/14 – Oberhausen, DE @ Koenig-Pilsener Arena
06/15 – Cologne, DE @ Lanxess Arena
06/18 – Nuernberg, DE @ Arena Nuernberger Versicherung
06/19 – Prazue, CZ @ O2 Arena Prague

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