"2006 Japan Tour News Flash"

Eric Clapton Japan Tour 2006 start from 11th Nov. EC has 18 shows in many cities.
I will try to update every shows as much as possible.
We will have a after show party on 9th Dec.
E-mail:clapton@clapton.ne.jp

Note
09 Dec
Wonderful show tonight was!!
We could hear a lot of DOMINOS songs.
Little Wing and Why doed love and Any Day. I am satisfied very much.
Thank you EC and band members.

09 Dec
Today is the final show in Japan.
I want to enjoy it to impress the last concert on my heart.

08 Dec
Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, Surprise again!!!!!!!!! It was Why does love got to be so sad?
Also EC played Little Wing.
We are very very happy to hear a lot of Dominos songs.
I'm exciting still now......
Doyle used JIMI HENDRIX PSYCHEDELIC FLYING V on Little queen. It was very good idea.

06 Dec
Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, Tonight's surprise was special. It was LITTLE WING!!!!!!!!
It has been 31 years since he played it at Budokan.
Tonight EC switched Driftin'→Rambling on my mind 、Any Day→Further On Up The Road.
Tonight EC changed 3 songs !!!!!
Thank you very very much!!!

05 Dec
Tonight, Driftin' was played instead of Rambling on my mind again.
Other songs was same as the last show.
Budokan had some black cloth because they needed to conceal the vacant seats.
EC was very good and alway had a smile.
Today I guess Chris and Steve drums were very good.

02 Dec.
Today's set list was same as yesterday.
Saitama Arena was full.
Every members had good performance and they always had good smile.
It seems that all members playing make EC inspire.
Voice was good. We do not need worry that he has caught a cold.

30th Nov.
Todays's surprise was Key to the highway.
It was played by electric version. It was very good.
Making to Dominos is very good and I'm so glad.

EC did two by the rehearsal before the show at Budokan.
They were 2 Dominos numbers.
Today EC never played these songs. When will EC play????

29th Nov.
Todays's surprise was  solo part.
Rambling On My Mind was played instead of When you've got  a good friend.
This sole version was very good.
But I think today was not so good.
EC's voice was not so good .  I'm anxious about his cold...................
I don't like PA system. Sound is not so good.

26 Nov
I didn't attend the show. So I don't know detail.
Venue was not full...............
When you've got  a good friend was played instead of Driftin'.
5 Long years was not played. So total songs were 16.

24 Nov
I guess today was one of the best performance.
All tunes were performed very delicate and politely.
Every members had very good solo parts.
Wonderful show!!!

23 Nov
EC changed set list every two days.
It was Any Day!!!!
EC performed this tune for the first time in Tokyo.
Outside woman blues became better.
But today was not perfect.

21Nov
Today was the same set list as last night.
EC had very good play especially Blues songs(Five long years and Old Love and Little Queen) were excellent!!

20Nov
Today was the first show in Tokyo.
EC had very good play.
EC changed the set list again. Pretending was dropped but Five long years was played.

18Nov
Today was excellent !!
Also set list was changed again.

17Nov
Today there was no suprise.
Tell the truth was the first song. I expected it, but nothing happened............

 It seems to have been what was planned that he played CS-356.
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15Nov
Tonight set list was changed.
Any Day and Driftin' were played again but Further On Up The Road was dropped. Tonight was 17 songs.
But today's suprise was ES 335.
Eric used red CS356(Sorry I must correct it from ES335 to CS356. But I don't know exactly) just only half of Aftermidnight. Eric used only a few minutes.....................

14.Nov
Tonight set list was changed.
Any Day and Driftin' were played.
I think tonight was the best of this three days.

12.Nov
The show was same setlist. EC never used Les paul again.
But sound was very good!
11. Nov
I'm bust coming in Osaka.
I'm looking forward to see the first night of Eric in Japan.

Eric start his own blog site in Japan.
Please check it out.
http://blog.honeyee.com/eric/



To EC
Thank you very much and welcome back to Japan.
It is my opinion.
1)I think that the head suits Pretending.
2)The fan of Japan looks forward to hearing Let it rain and  Why does  love got to be so sad.
3)5Long yaers is very good. Your blues numbers are very good in this tour.
5)We are looking forward to the surprise at a rare tune.
6)We will have a after show party on 9th Dec. Please attend this party. Hahaha
7)Dolye took my photograph. Please send to me. (24th Nov)
8)Do you catch a cold??? (29th Nov)
9)I think you should play slide on Layla piano part!!(30th Nov)
10)You did two by the rehearsal.  I propose you perform as a opening. (30th Nov)
11)There are a lot of fan that they can't attend every shows. So please play other suprice songs if you have extra songs.
12)At last you played Little wing. Thank you very much. Do you know that it has been 31 years since you  played it at Budokan?(06 Dec.)
13)Thank you again EC!! I love "Why does love got to be so sad?"(08 Dec)
14)I guess you think that this tour is tribute to Dominos. Please play all your Dominos songs on your hand tonight.(09 Dec)
15) EC, thank you very much about long Japan tour. You played a lot of Dominos numbers.
I know that some people around me shed tears. You impressed everybody. Thank you very very much.
See you again in Japan.

Latest News
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 Date         
Place
Note
11 Nov. (Sat)
Osaka jo Hall,Osaka
START18:00

EC changed some songs in Osaka
EC played Tell the truth and Outside woman blues(accostic section).
And EC played Cherry  Sunberst Les Paul during Aftermidnight and Little Queen Of Spades.
12 Nov. (Sun)
Osaka jo Hall,Osaka
START17:00
EC doesn't use LesPaul.
Set list was same as yesterday
.
But EC played very excited  guitar. First 3 songs and Cocaine were very good.
14 Nov. (Tue) Osaka jo Hall,Osaka
START19:00
Set list was different  from the past 2 shows.
Any day and Driftin' were played and they were very excited.
Percussion and base joined on the Outside woman. It was very good.
 Driftin' was plyaed just only EC. It was ecxited performance.
15 Nov. (Wed) Osaka jo Hall,Osaka
START19:00
Eric used red CS-356 during After midnight.
But Eric changed to Strato when Doyle played solo.
We could see just only a few minutes.
His performance was good for the first half.

Further On Up The Road was dropped and Tell the truth moved from 4th to 13th.

17 Nov. (Fri)
Rainbow Hall,
Nagoya

START19:00
Today was normal.
Set list was changed again but the number of music were the same yesterday.
Tell the truth was the first and Pretending was the 13th.
18 Nov. (Sat) Rainbow Hall,
Nagoya

START17:00
Any Day was doropped but EC played Before you accuse me.
Gottoget and Drifrtin were very good. Also OldLove and LittleQueen.
I think Today was very good about Unplugged set.
And I guess EC is searching for the whereabouts of Pretending. Today was second without Chris's piano intro.
20 Nov. (Mon) Budoukan, Tokyo
START19:00
Five Long Years was the second.
It was very high tempo, so I couldn't know at a while. Old love and Little Queen and Crossroads were very good.

21 Nov. (Tue) Budoukan, Tokyo
START19:00
Today was the same set list.
But performance was very good.
Every time EC seemed to be happy and EC had a good smile.
Especially Little Queen was excellent.

23 Nov. (Thu) Budoukan, Tokyo
START17:00
Any Day again! Set list was changed again
I think Today was normal.
24 Nov. (Fri) Budoukan, Tokyo
START19:00
Today was the same set list as yesterday.
But today was very good.
They performed all songs politely.
Especially sit down section and Little queen were very good.
Doyle and Derek and Chris had very good performance.
26 Nov. (Sun) Sapporo Dome, Sapporo

START17:00
When you've got  a good friend was played instead of Driftin'. EC played solo.
5 long years was not played.

29 Nov. (Wed) Budoukan, Tokyo
START19:00
Today was normal.
Rambling On My Mind was played instead of When you've got  a good friend.
I think this tune and Any Day were good.
But EC's guitar play and voice was not the best.
30 Nov. (Thu) Budoukan, Tokyo
START19:00

Today was very good.
Key to the highway was played by electric version!!!
Old love and Outside woman and Little queen were very good.
02 Dec. (Sat)
Saitama Super Arena, Saitama
START17:00
Today was very good.
Set list was same as yesterday.
Acoustic section was very good. Especially Rambling on my mind and Out side woman were very good.
In this tour every Little queen were very good.
Not only EC but also  evry member's solo were very good.
05 Dec. (Tue) Budoukan, Tokyo
START19:00
Today was very good too.
Driftin' was played instead of Rambling on my mind again.
Old love and Little queen were very good.

06 Dec. (Wed)

Budoukan, Tokyo
START19:00
Big surprise!
At last we could hear LITTLE WING.
It has been 31 years since he played it at Budokan.

He started performing only by one person.
Doyle and Derek had solo too. Espesially it was wonderful that Derek played same phrase as original tune.

Key to the highway and Got to get were very good.
Outside,Little Queen and Crossroads too.

Tonight EC switched Driftin'→Rambling on my mind 、Any Day→Further On Up The Road.
Today was very very Good!!!!!!
08 Dec. (Fri)
Budoukan, Tokyo
START19:00
Why does love got to be so sad? was played instead of After midnight.
I love "Why does love got to be so sad?" I was very excited.
But almost audience didn't know this song. Response was not so good. BUT some core fans were sooooo excited!!
Driftin' was again. And Little wing too.
Little queen also was very good tonight.
Wonderful show!
09 Dec. (Sat) Budoukan, Tokyo
START17:00
Tonight was DOMINOS!
Why does love got to be so sad? was played after Little Wing.
Five songs of a beginning were DOMINOS itself.
AND also Any Day was played.
We were very very happy to hear these songs at a time.
Tonight solo was Rambling.
Little Queen was very good.


Set list

Date

11/11
11/12 11/14 11/15 11/17
11/18 11/20 11/21 11/23 11/24 11/26 11/29 11/30
12/02
12/05 12/06 12/08
12/09


Sat
Sun
Tue
Wed Fri
Sat Mon
Tue
Thu
Fri
Sun
Wed
Thu
Sat
Tue
Wed
Fri
Sat
City

Osaka Osaka
Osaka
Osaka
Nagoya
Nagoya Tokyo Tokyo Tokyo
Tokyo
Sapporo Tokyo
Tokyo
Saitama
Tokyo
Tokyo
Tokyo
Tokyo
Song
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Tell the truth Strato
5
5
4
13
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Pretending
Strato
1
1
1
1
13
2
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--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
Five Long Years
Strato
--
--
--
--
--
--
2
2
2
2
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
I shot the sheriff
Strato 2
2
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
Got To Get Better In A Little While Strato 3
3
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
Little Wing
Strato --
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
4
4
4
Old love
Strato 4
4
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
4
3
3
4
4
4
--
--
--
Any Day
Strato
--
--
5
4
4
--
--
--
13
13
12
12
12
12
12
--
--
12
Motherless Children
Strato 6
6
6
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
4
4
5
5
5
5
5
10
sit down set
Driftin' (Solo)
00028EC
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--
7
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
--
--
--
--
6
--
6
--
When you've got
a good friend (Solo)
00028EC
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
5 --
--
--
--
--
--
--
Rambling On My Mind (Solo) 00028EC
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--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
5
6
6
--
6
--
6
Key to The Highway
00028EC
Strato(30Th.Nov-)
7
7
8
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
6
6
2
Electric
2
Electric
2
Electric
2
Electric
2
Electric
2
Electric
Outside Woman Blues 00028EC 8
8
9
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
San Francisco Bay Blues 12strings
9
9
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--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out 00028EC 10
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
Running On Faith 00028EC 11
11
11
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
Standing
After Midnight
Strato 12
Les Paul
12
12
11
CS356
11
11
11
11
11
11
10
10
10
10
10
10
--
--
Why does love got to be so sad?
Strato
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
10
5
Little Queen Of Spades Strato
13
Les Paul
 to Strato
13
13
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
Before you accuse me
Starato
--
--
--
--
--
13
13
13
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
Further On Up The Road Strato 14
14
14
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
12
12
--
Wonderful Tonight Strato 15
15
15
14
14
14
14
14
14
14
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
Layla Strato 16
16
16
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
14
14
14
14
14
14
14
14
Cocaine Strato 17
17
17
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
Encore
Crossroads 
Strato 18
18
18
17
17
17
17
17
17
17
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16




















08th Dec  Total 26 songs




















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DEREK TRUCKS (G)
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