It is hard to deny that Eric Clapton is one of the most talented guitarists in music history. To show his love and appreciation of the instrument that helped to launch his career into what it is today, Clapton is hosting the fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival.
The Crossroads Guitar Festival is set to take place on April 12 and 13 in New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The festival was designed to bring together the past, present and future of guitarists from various genres of music.
According to the Crossroads Guitar Festival website the following musicians have all agreed to perform: Albert Lee, Allan Holdsworth, Allman Brothers Band, Andy Fairweather Low, B.B. King, Blake Mills, Booker T, Brad Paisley, Buddy Guy, Citizen Cope, Dave Biller, Doyle Bramhall II, Earl Klugh, Gary Clark Jr., Jeff Beck, Jimmie Vaughan, John Mayer, John Scofield, Jonny Lang, Keb Mo, Keith Urban, Kurt Rosenwinkle, Los Lobos, Quinn Sullivan, Robbie Robertson, Robert Cray, Robert Randolph, Sonny Landreth, Taj Mahal and Vince Gill.
All the profits will go towards Clapton’s Crossroads Center in Antigua, which educates and treats chemically dependent people.
Before this massive festival Clapton will be hitting the road on a North American tour. Check out his tour itinerary below and click here to learn more about the Crossroads Guitar Festival
Eric Clapton Tour Dates
14 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ U.S. Airways Center
16 - Houston, Texas @ Toyota Center
17 - Austin, Texas @ Frank Erwin Center
19 - Dallas, Texas @ American Airlines Center
20 - Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
22 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena
23 - New Orleans, La. @ New Orleans Arena
26 - Jacksonville, Fla. @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
29 - Hollywood, Fla. @ Seminole Hard Rock Live
30 - Hollywood, Fla. @ Seminole Hard Rock Live
2 - Charlotte, N.C. @ Time Warner Cable Arena
3 - Raleigh, N.C. @ PNC Arena
5 - Unacasville, Conn. @ Mohegan Sun Arena
6 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Consol Energy Center
12 - New York, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden (Crossroads Festival)
13 - New York, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden (Crossroads Festival)