The Royal Albert Hall’s most prolific living performer, music icon Eric Clapton has brought his total number of appearances on our stage to a whopping 208, with three shows on 22, 24 and 25 May 2017. In addition to this incredible achievement, this run of shows saw Clapton awarded France’s highest cultural honour…
In top form as ever, the legendary guitarist stunned the sold-out crowds with two hours of his some of his best-loved music, including I Shot The Sheriff, Bell Bottom Blues and Cocaine.
Eric Clapton is an icon of the Royal Albert Hall stage. Boasting a staggering record of 208 performances on this now familiar stage, it’s no wonder that he once likened playing at the Hall to “playing in my front room”!
Such an amazing gig— sarah weet (@sarahweetman) 23 May 2017
RoyalAlbertHall</a> last night! Thk you <a href="https://twitter.com/EricClapton">EricClapton & Newells for an evening to remember … now where's my air guitar! pic.twitter.com/kcTrypEELa
Brilliant concert last night, #EricClapton
RoyalAlbertHall</a>. Some blistering playing, as good as any I’ve heard from him over the years. <a href="https://t.co/ugTgubAFvX">pic.twitter.com/ugTgubAFvX</a></p>— Chris Mathews (vinocycle) May 26, 2017
RoyalAlbertHall</a> stands to applaud the legend that is Eric Clapton. What a night <a href="https://t.co/CmF6hNdbTN">pic.twitter.com/CmF6hNdbTN</a></p>— Alex Peace (AlexPeaceBN) 22 May 2017
And it wasn’t just the fans in the auditorium who were impressed – before taking to the stage for his final show of the run on 25 May, this deserving musician was giving the huge accolade of Commander in the Order of Arts and Letters by French Ambassador to the United Kingdom Sylvie Bermann! Congratulations Eric!
EricClapton</a> named Commander in the Order of Arts and Letters by <a href="https://twitter.com/SylvieBermann">SylvieBermann before his
RoyalAlbertHall</a> show tonight <a href="https://t.co/clTqD0kLDU">pic.twitter.com/clTqD0kLDU</a></p>— French Embassy UK (FranceintheUK) May 25, 2017
Feeling Wonderful Tonight with
Ericclapton</a> who becomes Commandeur in l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Hope you'll play in Paris soon! <a href="https://t.co/urY6MYv0OK">pic.twitter.com/urY6MYv0OK</a></p>— Sylvie Bermann (SylvieBermann) May 25, 2017
Key To The Highway
I Shot The Sheriff
Bell Bottom Blues
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
Tears In Heaven
Little Queen Of Spades
with Doyle Bramhall II
with Doyle Bramhall II
High Time We Went