Eric Clapton coming to New Orleans in September

Eric Clapton announces only eight concert dates for his upcoming North American tour, and New Orleans is in that number.

The Grammy Award-winning guitarist and singer-songwriter will stop at the Smoothie King Center on Sept. 18.

Source: ASM New Orleans/Smoothie King Center

Clapton’s band for these shows will include Doyle Bramhall II, Paul Carrack, Nathan East, Sonny Emory, Steve Gadd and Chris Stainton with Sharon White and Katie Kissoon on backing vocals.

Blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan will join the tour as the opening act.

The newly announced shows will be Clapton’s only North American dates for 2021 and will precede his European tour, which was recently rescheduled to Spring of 2022 due to ongoing COVID restrictions in Europe.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 18 via Ticketmaster.

Here’s the list of 2021 Eric Clapton concert dates:

September 13 Fort Worth, TX Dickies Arena
September 15 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
September 17 Houston, TX Toyota Center
September 18 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
September 21 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
September 23 Atlanta, GA Gas South Arena
September 25 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
September 26 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock