Eric Clapton Announces 70th Birthday Concerts

. Eric Clapton has announced that he will be performing two concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City in May to celebrate his 70th birthday.

The legendary guitarist and singer will turn 70 on March 30th and he announced that he will be celebrating with fans with the concerts on May 1st and 2nd. (The schedule may change to May 3rd if Madison Square Garden is needed to the hockey playoffs.)

Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders will open the shows and Clapton will be backed by his band: Paul Carrack, Steve Gadd, Nathan East, Chris Stainton, Sharon White and Michelle John.

Madison Square Garden holds a special place for Clapton as he has performed there 45 times during his career, more times than any other venue in the United States.

The shows also mark the 46 years since Clapton played the opening show at the "new" Madison Square Garden with Cream in November of 1968.

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