Annual File 2001

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Still riding high from his recent collaboration with blues legend B.B. King, Eric Clapton announced he will spend part of the year 2001 on a world-wide tour supporting his most recent release - Riding With The King. In fact, it turned out that the tour supported his new album, Reptile (out in March 2001). It was his first full road trip in almost three years.

Clapton began his ambitious trek in grand fashion, with a five-night stand at London's Royal Albert Hall (six shows had originally been announced, but one was cancelled due to Eric's illness). He's done several of these multi-show runs at the world famous venue. Clapton toured arenas in the United Kingdom through February 16, then he headed for the Continent with stops in several countries. The 25-city European tour ended in Moscow on April 11.

Eric Clapton and B.B. King shared a Grammy at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards on 21st February in the category of "best traditional blues album" for their collaboration "Riding with the king". Eric did not attend the ceremony at Los Angeles due to the schedules of his recent European tour.

During the first leg of the North American part of the world tour, Eric performed 25 concerts in 22 cities, starting on May 10 in Dallas, Texas, and ending with a three-night stand at New York's Madison Square Garden (last concert on June 23).

Eric Clapton was among the inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF). The 32nd annual awards ceremony was held June 14 at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. Due to his recent tour schedules, Clapton was not on hand to receive his award.

An all-star open-air charity concert took place on 7th July 2001 at Wintershall Estate in Bramley, Surrey. The special invitation only black-tie event was billed as "A Picnic Concert by the Chapel on the Lake". As he did for two similar events in 1988 and 1989, Eric Clapton once again joined the "Band du Lac".

The second leg of the North American tour started on July 17 in St. Paul, Minnesota, and ended with two shows in Chicago (last concert on August 18). Eric performed 20 concerts in 18 cities. In October, Eric was on the road again with further performances in South America where he performed 8 concerts in 6 countries. The world tour ended with 16 concerts in Japan in November and December.

After the first rumours in 1998 about a retirement, once again, it is said that the current world tour may well be Eric's last extensive outing. It is to be hoped that he will not retire completely from business. According to his spokesperson, Eric will tour on a smaller scale in the future, and Eric said he'll probably still play one-off shows from time to time.

Guest appearance with Wyclef Jean
Concert Details 19-Jan-2001Fri19-Jan-2001Carnegie HallNew York City, New York (United States)

Tour Details

Reptile - European Tour (U.K. leg)
Concert Details 03-Feb-2001Sat03-Feb-2001Royal Albert HallLondon (England)
Concert Details 04-Feb-2001Sun04-Feb-2001Royal Albert HallLondon (England)
Concert Details 06-Feb-2001Tue06-Feb-2001Royal Albert HallLondon (England)
Wed07-Feb-2001Cancelled: Royal Albert HallLondon (England)
Concert Details 09-Feb-2001Fri09-Feb-2001Royal Albert HallLondon (England)
Concert Details 10-Feb-2001Sat10-Feb-2001Royal Albert HallLondon (England)
Concert Details 12-Feb-2001Mon12-Feb-2001Sheffield ArenaSheffield, South Yorkshire (England)
Concert Details 14-Feb-2001Wed14-Feb-2001Manchester Evening News ArenaManchester (England)
Concert Details 16-Feb-2001Fri16-Feb-2001National Exhibition CentreBirmingham (England)

Tour Details

Reptile - European Tour (Continental leg)
Concert Details 20-Feb-2001Tue20-Feb-2001Pavilhão AtlânticoLisboa (Portugal)
Concert Details 22-Feb-2001Thu22-Feb-2001Palacio de los DeportesMadrid (Spain)
Concert Details 23-Feb-2001Fri23-Feb-2001Palacio de los DeportesMadrid (Spain)
Concert Details 25-Feb-2001Sun25-Feb-2001Palau Sant JordiBarcelona (Spain)
Concert Details 26-Feb-2001Mon26-Feb-2001ZenithToulouse (France)
Concert Details 28-Feb-2001Wed28-Feb-2001PalasportFirenze (Italy)
Concert Details 02-Mar-2001Fri02-Mar-2001FilaforumMilano (Italy)
Concert Details 03-Mar-2001Sat03-Mar-2001BPA PalasPesaro (Italy)
Concert Details 05-Mar-2001Mon05-Mar-2001HallenstadionZürich (Switzerland)
Concert Details 06-Mar-2001Tue06-Mar-2001SchleyerhalleStuttgart (Germany)
Concert Details 08-Mar-2001Thu08-Mar-2001Köln ArenaKöln (Germany)
Concert Details 09-Mar-2001Fri09-Mar-2001FesthalleFrankfurt am Main (Germany)
Concert Details 20-Mar-2001Tue20-Mar-2001Palais Omnisports de Paris BercyParis (France)
Concert Details 21-Mar-2001Wed21-Mar-2001Palais Omnisports de Paris BercyParis (France)
Concert Details 23-Mar-2001Fri23-Mar-2001Flanders ExpoGent (Belgium)
Concert Details 25-Mar-2001Sun25-Mar-2001Ahoy HallRotterdam (Netherlands)
Concert Details 26-Mar-2001Mon26-Mar-2001Ahoy HallRotterdam (Netherlands)
Concert Details 28-Mar-2001Wed28-Mar-2001ForumKøbenhavn (Denmark)
Concert Details 29-Mar-2001Thu29-Mar-2001ForumKøbenhavn (Denmark)
Concert Details 31-Mar-2001Sat31-Mar-2001ScandinaviumGöteborg (Sweden)
Concert Details 01-Apr-2001Sun01-Apr-2001SpektrumOslo (Norway)
Concert Details 03-Apr-2001Tue03-Apr-2001GlobenStockholm (Sweden)
Concert Details 05-Apr-2001Thu05-Apr-2001Hartwall AreenaHelsinki (Finland)
Concert Details 06-Apr-2001Fri06-Apr-2001Hartwall AreenaHelsinki (Finland)
Concert Details 08-Apr-2001Sun08-Apr-2001Ledoviy Dvoryec (Ice Palace)S.-Peterburg (Russia)
Concert Details 10-Apr-2001Tue10-Apr-2001Kremlyovskiy Dvoryec Syezdov (Kremlin Convention Centre)Moskva (Russia)
Concert Details 11-Apr-2001Wed11-Apr-2001Kremlyovskiy Dvoryec Syezdov (Kremlin Convention Centre)Moskva (Russia)

Tour Details

Reptile - North American Tour (1st leg)
Concert Details 10-May-2001Thu10-May-2001Reunion ArenaDallas, Texas (United States)
Concert Details 12-May-2001Sat12-May-2001AlamodomeSan Antonio, Texas (United States)
Concert Details 14-May-2001Mon14-May-2001Compaq CenterHouston, Texas (United States)
Concert Details 15-May-2001Tue15-May-2001New Orleans ArenaNew Orleans, Louisiana (United States)
Concert Details 18-May-2001Fri18-May-2001National Car Rental CenterSunrise, Florida (United States)
Concert Details 19-May-2001Sat19-May-2001Ice Palace ArenaTampa, Florida (United States)
Concert Details 21-May-2001Mon21-May-2001Philips ArenaAtlanta, Georgia (United States)
Concert Details 22-May-2001Tue22-May-2001The PyramidMemphis, Tennessee (United States)
Concert Details 24-May-2001Thu24-May-2001Gaylord Entertainment CenterNashville, Tennessee (United States)
Concert Details 25-May-2001Fri25-May-2001Charlotte ColiseumCharlotte, North Carolina (United States)
Concert Details 27-May-2001Sun27-May-2001MCI CenterWashington D.C. (United States)
Concert Details 30-May-2001Wed30-May-2001Bryce Jordan CenterState College, Pennsylvania (United States)
Concert Details 01-Jun-2001Fri01-Jun-2001Nationwide ArenaColumbus, Ohio (United States)
Concert Details 02-Jun-2001Sat02-Jun-2001Conseco FieldhouseIndianapolis, Indiana (United States)
Concert Details 04-Jun-2001Mon04-Jun-2001Gund ArenaCleveland, Ohio (United States)
Concert Details 06-Jun-2001Wed06-Jun-2001Palace of Auburn HillsAuburn Hills, Michigan (United States)
Concert Details 09-Jun-2001Sat09-Jun-2001Air Canada CentreToronto, Ontario (Canada)
Concert Details 11-Jun-2001Mon11-Jun-2001Fleet CenterBoston, Massachusetts (United States)
Concert Details 12-Jun-2001Tue12-Jun-2001Fleet CenterBoston, Massachusetts (United States)
Concert Details 15-Jun-2001Fri15-Jun-2001HSBC ArenaBuffalo, New York (United States)
Concert Details 16-Jun-2001Sat16-Jun-2001Pepsi ArenaAlbany, New York (United States)
Concert Details 17-Jun-2001Sun17-Jun-2001First Union CenterPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania (United States)
Concert Details 21-Jun-2001Thu21-Jun-2001Madison Square GardenNew York City, New York (United States)
Concert Details 22-Jun-2001Fri22-Jun-2001Madison Square GardenNew York City, New York (United States)
Concert Details 23-Jun-2001Sat23-Jun-2001Madison Square GardenNew York City, New York (United States)

The Picnic Concert by the Chapel on the Lake - Charity show in aid of HASTE
Concert Details 07-Jul-2001Sat07-Jul-2001Wintershall EstateBramley, Surrey (England)

Tour Details

Reptile - North American Tour (2nd leg)
Concert Details 17-Jul-2001Tue17-Jul-2001Xcel Energy CenterSt. Paul, Minnesota (United States)
Concert Details 19-Jul-2001Thu19-Jul-2001FargodomeFargo, North Dakota (United States)
Concert Details 21-Jul-2001Sat21-Jul-2001Bradley CentreMilwaukee, Wisconsin (United States)
Concert Details 22-Jul-2001Sun22-Jul-2001Savvis CenterSt. Louis, Missouri (United States)
Concert Details 24-Jul-2001Tue24-Jul-2001United CenterChicago, Illinois (United States)
Concert Details 25-Jul-2001Wed25-Jul-2001United CenterChicago, Illinois (United States)
Concert Details 27-Jul-2001Fri27-Jul-2001Mark of the Quad CitiesMoline, Illinois (United States)
Concert Details 28-Jul-2001Sat28-Jul-2001Kemper ArenaKansas City, Missouri (United States)
Concert Details 30-Jul-2001Mon30-Jul-2001Pepsi CenterDenver, Colorado (United States)
Concert Details 01-Aug-2001Wed01-Aug-2001Delta CenterSalt Lake City, Utah (United States)
Concert Details 02-Aug-2001Thu02-Aug-2001Idaho CenterNampa, Idaho (United States)
Concert Details 04-Aug-2001Sat04-Aug-2001Seattle Center, KeyArenaSeattle, Washington (United States)
Concert Details 05-Aug-2001Sun05-Aug-2001General Motors PlaceVancouver, British Columbia (Canada)
Concert Details 07-Aug-2001Tue07-Aug-2001Rose Garden ArenaPortland, Oregon (United States)
Concert Details 10-Aug-2001Fri10-Aug-2001ARCO ArenaSacramento, California (United States)
Concert Details 11-Aug-2001Sat11-Aug-2001Oakland ArenaOakland, California (United States)
Concert Details 13-Aug-2001Mon13-Aug-2001Thomas & Mack CenterLas Vegas, Nevada (United States)
Concert Details 15-Aug-2001Wed15-Aug-2001America West ArenaPhoenix, Arizona (United States)
Concert Details 17-Aug-2001Fri17-Aug-2001Staples CenterLos Angeles, California (United States)
Concert Details 18-Aug-2001Sat18-Aug-2001Staples CenterLos Angeles, California (United States)

Tour Details

Reptile - South American Tour
Concert Details 04-Oct-2001Thu04-Oct-2001Estadio NacionalSantiago (Chile)
Concert Details 06-Oct-2001Sat06-Oct-2001Estadio River PlateBuenos Aires (Argentina)
Concert Details 08-Oct-2001Mon08-Oct-2001Cilindro MunicipalMontevideo (Uruguay)
Concert Details 10-Oct-2001Wed10-Oct-2001Estádio OlímpicoPorto Alegre (Brazil)
Concert Details 11-Oct-2001Thu11-Oct-2001Estádio do PacaembuSão Paulo (Brazil)
Concert Details 13-Oct-2001Sat13-Oct-2001Praça da ApoteoseRio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Concert Details 16-Oct-2001Tue16-Oct-2001Estacionamiento del PoliedroCaracas (Venezuela)
Concert Details 19-Oct-2001Fri19-Oct-2001Foro SolCiudad de México (Mexico)

"The Concert For New York City" Benefit
Concert Details 20-Oct-2001Sat20-Oct-2001Madison Square GardenNew York City, New York (United States)

Tour Details

Reptile - Japanese Tour
Concert Details 19-Nov-2001Mon19-Nov-2001Osaka Jo Hall (Castle Hall)Osaka (Japan)
Concert Details 21-Nov-2001Wed21-Nov-2001Osaka Jo Hall (Castle Hall)Osaka (Japan)
Concert Details 22-Nov-2001Thu22-Nov-2001Osaka Jo Hall (Castle Hall)Osaka (Japan)
Concert Details 24-Nov-2001Sat24-Nov-2001Aichiken TaiikukanNagoya (Japan)
Concert Details 26-Nov-2001Mon26-Nov-2001Marine MesseFukuoka (Japan)
Concert Details 28-Nov-2001Wed28-Nov-2001BudokanTokyo (Japan)
Concert Details 29-Nov-2001Thu29-Nov-2001BudokanTokyo (Japan)
Concert Details 30-Nov-2001Fri30-Nov-2001BudokanTokyo (Japan)
Concert Details 03-Dec-2001Mon03-Dec-2001BudokanTokyo (Japan)
Concert Details 04-Dec-2001Tue04-Dec-2001BudokanTokyo (Japan)
Concert Details 05-Dec-2001Wed05-Dec-2001BudokanTokyo (Japan)
Concert Details 08-Dec-2001Sat08-Dec-2001Grande 21Sendai (Japan)
Concert Details 10-Dec-2001Mon10-Dec-2001BudokanTokyo (Japan)
Concert Details 11-Dec-2001Tue11-Dec-2001BudokanTokyo (Japan)
Concert Details 14-Dec-2001Fri14-Dec-2001Kanagawa (Yokohama Arena)Yokohama (Japan)
Concert Details 15-Dec-2001Sat15-Dec-2001Kanagawa (Yokohama Arena)Yokohama (Japan)

New Year's Eve Dance
Concert Details 31-Dec-2001Mon31-Dec-2001Woking Leisure CentreWoking, Surrey (England)

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