One of the greatest guitarist of all time, and certainly among the most prolific, Eric Clapton is a living legend. From his origins in the London blues scene of the early 60s, to his meteoric rise to international stardom and his surprisingly productive later years, Clapton’s career has offered up some of the most memorable music of the past century.
When Clapton and his band take to the stage at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in OKC on Wed. March 20th, fans can expect to be in for a treat: an epic performance that delivers both hits and hidden gems from a catalog spanning nearly five decades. This performance will mark the fifth show in his short 2013 US tour that culminates in the Crossroads Guitar Festival at New York’s Madison Square Gardens.
“Slowhand”—as he is known by some—has assembled a first-rate band of decorated musicians for this tour including some of his long-time collaborators like guitarist Doyle Bramhall and Grammy-winning drummer Steve Jordan. Clapton will also be joined by special guests the Wallflowers, fronted by Jakob Dylan (son of Bob).
Fans attending the 2013 shows are sure to hear some cuts off of Clapton’s forthcoming record, Old Sock, a collection of covers, originals, and blues standards that show the 67-year-old rocker in fine form. Sadly, however, this tour might be the last time anyone will be lucky enough to see Slowhand pass through their city. He told reporters that he will stop turning after he turns 70.
Tickets are available now for what will surely be one of the most memorable Oklahoma City performances in recent rock history. If you’re lucky enough to be in attendance, why not finish off your unforgettable evening with a comfortable stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Saddleback Inn and Conference Center, just 10 minutes from the arena. Meanwhile, here is a list of the 10 best Clapton songs (as if your excitement levels weren’t high enough already!).
The AQHA World Championship Show will be held on
November 3rd - November 17th, 2012 at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds.
Again in 2012, the world's best American Quarter Horses meet in Oklahoma City for the chance to become a world champion and a share of more than $2.7 million in cash and awards. From halter to reining and jumping to trail, the Bank of America Amateur and FedEx Open AQHA World Championship Show is the event for those who love and appreciate the athletic ability and beauty of the American Quarter Horse.
As in years past, the Best Western Saddleback Inn and Conference Center is the place to stay for this great annual event.