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Eric Clapton nabs Alman Brothers, Gary Clark Jr., John Mayer for Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013

on November 19, 2012, 1:15pm

eric clapton 2012 e1353338173399 Eric Clapton nabs Alman Brothers, Gary Clark Jr., John Mayer for Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013

Eric Clapton will return in 2013 with the fourth iteration of his Crossroads Guitar Festival. Set to take place from April 12th and 13th at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, the festival celebrates “the past, present, and future of guitar music” with a jaw-dropping bill of guitar maestros, specifically:

Albert Lee, Allan Holdsworth, Allman Brothers Band, Andy Fairweather Low, BB King, Blake Mills, Booker T, Brad Paisley, Buddy Guy, Citizen Cope, Dave Biller, Doyle Bramhall II, Earl Klugh, Gary Clark Jr., Jeff Beck, Jimmie Vaughan, John Mayer, John Scofield, Jonny Lang, Keb Mo, Keith Urban, Kurt Rosenwinkle, Los Lobos, Quinn Sullivan, Robbie Robertson, Robert Cray, Robert Randolph, Sonny Landreth, Taj Mahal, Vince Gill

“The Crossroads Festival is the realization of a dream for me, to gather a group of amazingly talented musicians to perform on one stage,” Clapton states in the festival’s press release. “The Crossroads performers are all musicians I admire and respect.” It should also be noted that all the festival’s profits benefit The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, Clapton’s funded facility that treats and educates chemically dependent persons.

To warm up for the event, the legendary guitarist will head out on a month-long North American tour that kicks off March 14th in Phoenix, AZ and snakes its way toward the East coast. Tickets go on sale November 3oth via Ticketmaster. Consult the full itinerary below and plan accordingly.

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)

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