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Classic Clapton 35th Anniversary Concert

Classic Clapton



Cancelled (Friday 22 July 2021)

(original date: Friday 4 December 2020)
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The World’s No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band will be making a welcome return to Sage Gateshead on Friday 4 December 2020. This will be a special concert to celebrate the anniversary of their first ever gig which took place in Newcastle 35 years ago. Fans are advised to book early!

The band was formed in 1985 in Newcastle long before the term “tribute band” was invented and named themselves ”After Midnight” after Eric Clapton’s first solo hit. In the past 35 years they have become one of the best-loved bands on Tyneside.

Tyne Tees Television made a documentary about them called “Cover Their Tracks”.  The programme was shown in August 2000 and received rave reviews, leading to national recognition.

CLASSIC CLAPTON features front-man Mike Hall who not only looks like Eric, he sings and plays guitar like him too! The band comprises 4 excellent musicians who stunningly recreate Slowhand’s electrifying stage performances.  The whole of EC’s illustrious career is covered including Cream, The Bluesbreakers, The Yardbirds, Blind Faith, Derek & The Dominos and the solo years.

CLASSIC CLAPTON have toured throughout the UK including numerous sell-out shows.  They have appeared at The Royal Festival Hall and Glastonbury Festival where they were a major success.  In the past few years they have played numerous concerts in Europe including Spain, Estonia, Holland & France.  In 2009 & 2016 they toured India. In 2017 they appeared in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The show is a 2-hour journey through the music of Eric Clapton including all of his hits – Wonderful Tonight, I Shot The Sheriff, Lay Down Sally, Crossroads, Tears in Heaven, Layla and even an Unplugged segment.