"2001 Japan Tour News Flash"

 Eric Clapton japan Tour 2001 will start 19th Nov. EC has 16 shows at 5 cities.
I will attend 13shows. 19th 24th 28th 29th 30th  03thDec  04th 05th 08th 10th 11th 14th 15th.
I will try to update every shows as much as possible.
I'm  looking  forward to e-mail from  you.

Please e-mail to me if you want more detail information of Japn tour.


Latest News
*NHK broadcasted Dec 04th EC show on 20th.
It was wonderful image.
Sorry I can't copy, so please don't ask me about copy.
*Fuji TV casted 28th  show's She's gone a little.


*EC stay with his family.

E-mail:clapton@clapton.ne.jp

Date
Place
Note
19th Nov.
(Mon)
Osaka jo Hall,Osaka


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*GREG PHILLINGANES(kbd) joins EC band.
*EC played acoustic and erectric Layla both!
*EC's used new color strato.
*It was wonderful show 
21th Nov. 
(Wed)
Osaka jo Hall,Osaka
*EC didn't play Over the rainbow@and Wonderful tonight
* Audience were very good but he didn't...
*Why??
22th Nov. 
(Thu)
Osaka jo Hall,Osaka *Today was very good.
*Over the rainbow came back.
*EC played  Five long years. It seems that it was the best of this night. 
24th Nov. 
(Sat)
Aichi Taiikukan, Nagoya *Today was wonderful show.
*MFE seems to be removed from set list.
*River of tears, She's gone, HYELAW were very good.
26th Nov. 
(Mon)
Fukuoka Messe, Fukuoka *Today was very good show.
*Blues was Stormy monday.
*Almost guitar solo was very good. 
*My friend report!
Eric in Fukuoka

Eric gave us a really excellent performance in Fukuoka at the fifth day of Japan tour, following after Osaka and Nagoya.
Eric appeared around seven in a white shirt with gray pencil stripes and navy-blue jeans. After a little warming up, he began as usual, singing gKey to the Highwayh in a pin spotlight.  From the beginning, he was in the groove, combining power and delicacy.
The first surprise was the acoustic gLayla,h which came after gTears in Heaven.h He had never played this version in other countries during The Reptile Tour.  I also noticed an amusing incident during gLayla.h Just before the keyboard solo, Eric said gGregh and was turning to him. But there was Sancious in place of Greg! (They had exchanged the position.) Eric was surprised and smiled shyly, and then turned to the opposite direction. 
After lovely gBell Bottom Bluesh and powerful rendition of gChange the World,h the electric set began, but the first number was not gMy Fatherfs Eyesh but gRiver of Tears.h He seemed to exclude gMy Fatherfs Eyesh from the set list on Japan Tour. Among the three songs from Pilgrim, I think gShefs Goneh which contained a moving guitar solo, was the best performance that night. 
Certainly the other songs are extraordinary, but I was especially impressed with his playing on gBadgeh and gCocaine,h both done using a wahwah pedal. The range and expression of sound were wide and full of variation. 
One of the blues numbers was gStormy Mondayh because it was Monday that night.  I heard it played on the second day in Osaka, but Eric made a better arrangement of it in Fukuoka. 
The last song was an electric gLayla.h From the first famous spine-shivering refrain, a magical and fantastic atmosphere enveloped the stage and audience.  Everyone on the ground floor was standing all through the song in excitement. 
After a little while, Eric came back on stage and played two encore songs.  gSunshine of Your Loveh was bright sunshine composed of sound. Then, he introduced the band members to the melody of gOver the Rainbow.h Lastly Nathan introduced Eric. Eric sung that well-known song with freshness and deep feeling. 
It is hard to call that concert The Reptile Tour. It is more The Farewell Tour and it showcased various aspects of Ericfs charm over his long career. Everybody including me was immensely contented with the concert. THANK YOU ERIC!  Michiyo

 

28th Nov. 
(Wed)
Budoukan Tokyo

99 budoukan
*Today was first night of Tokyo.
*It was gerat show
*I think River of tears was the best.
*Audience were very good.
29th Nov.
(Thu)
Budoukan Tokyo *Today also was good.
*EC changed his guitar when I want a little girl started.
It was sub guitar that is used RAH to USA tour.
* He had a lot of smile.
*She's gone was good but other songs also were good. 
30th Nov. 
(Fri)
Budoukan Tokyo *It seemed that EC knew George's die before the concert. But EC had perfect performance.
*There is no word about George.
*I think today was not best show.
*I'm anxious about his voice.Because his voice was not so good.
03rd Dec. 
(Mon)
Budoukan Tokyo *Today was wonderful.
*EC used gold strato guitar when encore.
*EC was very nice voice tonight.
04th Dec. 
(Tue)
Budoukan Tokyo *Today was TV recording day.
*It was wonderful show.
*EC said "This song for George" on Badge
*Today's blues was Five long years. Wonderful
*It will be casted on Dec. 20th by NHK BS digital.
05th Dec. 
(Wed)
Budoukan Tokyo *Today also was very good.
*EC said nothing about George.
*EC seemed to be relax.
08th Dec. 
(Sat)
Grande 21, Sendai *It was ver good show.
*This day was Nathern's birthday. EC said and David played birthday song a little.
*Venue was so far, we were tired.
10th Dec. 
(Mon)
Budoukan Tokyo *Today was excellent.
*He revived My father's eyes and Acoustic Layla was dropped. 
*EC said "for George" on Badge.
*EC used blue strato on I want a little girl and Badge.
*I think this is one of the best show.
11th Dec. 
(Tue)
Budoukan Tokyo *Today was a little good.
*Five long years was the best of the day.
*Lalya dropped and MFE was played.
*EC seems to be tired.
14th Dec. 
(Fri)
Yokohama Arena, Yokohama *Tonight we were the front row seats.So I was impressed.
*Dairy blues was Stormy monday.
*I think Stormy monday was the best of this day.
*Today's guitar was RAH and this world tour's one.
15th Dec. 
(Sat)
Yokohama Arena, Yokohama *Tonight was the last night.
*EC played MFE again and also acoustic Layla.
*The show was very nice.

Set list

Da
11/19 11/21  11/22 11/24 11/26 11/28 11/29 11/30 12/03 12/04 12/05 12/08 12/10 12/11 12/14 12/15
Song                                 Venue  Osaka Osaka Osaka Nagoya Fukuoka Tokyo Tokyo Tokyos Tokyo Tokyo Tokyo Sendai Tokyo Tokyo Yokohama Yokohama
Key to the Highway 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Reptile 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Got you on my Mind 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Tears in Heaven 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Layla 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 - - 5 5
Bell Bottom Blues 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 6 6
Change the World 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 7 7
My Fathers Eyes 8 8 - - - - - - - - - - 7 7 - 8
River of Tears 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9
Going Down Slow 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 10
She's Gone 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 11
I want a little girl 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 12
Badge 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 13
Hoochie Coochie Man 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 14
Five Long Years - - 14 - - - - - - 14 - - - 14 - 15
Stormy Monday  - 15 - - 14 - 14 - - - 14 - - - 14 -
Have you ever loved a woman 15 - - 14 - 14 - 14 14 - - 14 14 - - -
Cocaine 16 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 16
Wonderful Tonight 17 - 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 17
Layla 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 18
Sunshine of Your Love 19 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 19
Over the Rainbow 20 - 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 20

 
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Member of Jpan tour
ERIC CLAPTON (g,vo)
ANDY FAIRWEATHER LOW (g,vo)
NATHAN EAST (b,vo)
STEVE GADD (ds)
DAVID SANCIOUS(kbd)
GREG PHILLINGANES(kbd)


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