Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck have often appeared at many a concert together, but they have never shared a ticket…until now. The two guitar aficionados will perform two shows together at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan on February 21 and 22. This is the first time that the pair will be on an official co-bill. In the past they have both appeared next to each other at The Secret Policeman’s Ball for Amnesty International and at the ARMS Concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Both events took place in the early 1980s. Fans of the two rock music greats can see the show on the other side of world, tickets are reported to run about an average of $ 150. They will likely start going on sale in a couple weeks in the United States. For more information, be sure to keep checking back at http://www.stubhub.com/eric-clapton-tickets.
Eric Clapton, also known as “Slowhand” for his intricate guitar-picking style as well as one of his most successful albums of the same name, first launched his solo career with his self-titled debut album in mid-1970. Already, Clapton was a well-established star among the ranks in the music industry, thanks to his associations with the Yardbirds, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Cream and Blind Faith. After his first solo release, Clapton dominated the decade with records that included: 461 Ocean Boulevard, There’s One in Every Crowd, E.C. Was Here, Slowhand and Backless. Several prominent singles arose from the efforts like “Cocaine,” “Lay Down Sally” and “Wonderful Tonight.” A couple decades later, Clapton became famous for another massively successful single, “Tears in Heaven,” which was written for his four-year-old son, who plunged to his death after he fell out of an apartment window. These days, it is still a joy to see Slowhand live in concert with a pair of Eric Clapton tickets.
Jeff Beck may not have achieved the same amount of star power as his contemporaries in the rock music field, but his skill on the guitar is undeniable. Beck started dabbling in the music industry in the 1960s when he joined the Yardbirds after the departure of Eric Clapton, and later formed the Jeff Beck Group with vocalist Rod Stewart and bassist Ron Wood, both of whom went onto have illustrious careers in the industry: Stewart as a solo artist and Wood as a member of the Rolling Stones. After the lineup dissolved, Beck continued releasing various albums periodically including Blow By Blow, which was a collaboration with Jan Hammer, and Wired. Beck would emerge onto the scene, only to disappear again for a years, haphazardly releasing albums and teaming up with his counterparts in the industry, like Mick Jagger and Roger Waters. Most recently, Beck released a live set of songs called Performing This Week: Live at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in 2008. Any fan has a chance to see him live with a pair of Jeff Beck tickets.
Any Clapton and Beck fan would surely jump at the chance to see these two iconic figures live on stage together. It might be a long trip to get there, but once the lights dim and the strings of the guitars can be heard filtering through the still air, it would surely be worth the flight.
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